Benefits Of Youth Sports : A Positive Impact On All Those That Participate

1286 Words Jan 8th, 2016 6 Pages
Ethan White
Mrs. Muto
English IV
November 24, 2015
Benefits of Youth Sports
Youth sports have a positive impact on all those that participate. Over seventy-five percent of United States families with school-aged children have at least one child who engage in organized sports. (Bailey, 1) Parents sign their children up for organized sports for numerous reasons, like, keeping their children fit and active, building a sense of teamwork, or others may be fulfilling their passion for sports through their children. Whatever the reason for signing a child up for youth sports, it is apparent that organized sports positively impact a child’s physical health, teach them important social skills, and can even help to improve their performance in school.
Exercise and physical sport are fundamental to the early development of children and youth. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that shows the positive effects of sport and exercise on physical health. While physical education provides a good basis for healthy exercise habits, sports further this knowledge and push the child to exercise even more. “Exercise in general controls weight by burning calories, improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system, placing a lower strain on the heart, and increases an athlete 's energy level while improving the quality of sleep” (Center for Disease…, 3) Organized sports and exercise in general can have a tremendous impact on children. Children who participate in sports are taught at…
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