Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sports and Kids

With youth sports, the first benefit that comes to mind is physical fitness. In soccer or basketball, cycling or water polo, all that moving around helps kids get in shape. But sports also increase social and psychological development, and those benefits accrue simply through participation. In other words, a child doesn't have to excel athletically -- the important part is getting out and playing.

Interpersonal Skills

Many children think the world revolves around them, but playing sports can broaden that outlook. Education.com reports kids learn to take turns and cooperate with others to help their team succeed. They also appreciate each other's successes as well as their own, which is an important step in socialization.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/340660-facts-on-the-benefits-of-youth-sports/#ixzz2OaHTvdKP