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why kids should be in sports!

  1. 1. WHY KIDS SHOULD PLAY SPORTS!<br />Courtney Phillips<br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION…<br />ACCORDING TO MARIENNE ENGLE…<br />“Sports participation is a major factor in the development of most American children.About 20 million American children ages 6 through 16 play organized out-of-school sports, and about 25 million youth play competitive school sports. 30 to 45 million kids ages 6 through 18 participate in at least one school or community-based athletic program.”<br />Unknown to some parents sports influence several factors in children's’ lives that are detrimental to the well being of the child. <br />
  3. 3. HEALTH--mentally<br />ACCORDING TO CDC….<br />Increases self esteem<br />relieves depression and stress<br />
  4. 4. HEALTH--physically<br />ACCORDING TO CDC….<br />Controls weight<br />Improves strength and endurance<br />Healthy bones and muscles<br />Reduces anxiety<br />Improves blood pressure<br />Improves cholesterol levels<br />
  5. 5. SOCIAL—responsibility<br />Self discipline<br />Leadership roles<br />Trust <br />Respect<br />cooperation<br />According to “Youth Sports in America”, sports teach kids the moral requirement to be a law abiding citizen.<br />
  6. 6. SOCIAL--friends<br />Coping skills<br />Patience with different kinds of people<br />Friendship skills<br />Interaction<br />Friends and groups with same interest..place in society or school<br />
  7. 7. COMMUNITY<br />Great community skills, team skills<br />Learn how to work together<br />Take leadership when needed to help<br />Motivation to work hard <br />
  8. 8. ACADEMIC--performance<br />Motivation to work hard<br />Problem solving and strategic abilities<br />Time management along with self discipline<br />Never give up<br />According to 2002 study, “Sociology of Education”, athletes performance academically was higher than any other students in different extracurricular activities.<br />
  9. 9. ACADEMIC--future<br />Scholarships give students a chance for college.<br />All acquired traits through sports follow into college and career.<br />Looks better on resume and applications.<br />
  10. 10. ITS JUST FUN!<br />Not only learn great traits but have a lot of fun as well.<br />Not only fun to play, but fun to interact and make friends.<br />Good way to have fun with the family, make family proud.<br />Spend time away from home, learn about different places. (travel)<br />Get out of the house, not sit around watching tv!<br />
  11. 11. CONCLUSION<br />Unknown to some parents, sports help children in numerous ways. Sports create opportunities for kids in life that can create a great future for them. They also help to make your child healthy and generate some self-confidence. Kids should be involved in sports for obvious reasons which conclude to the well being of a child.<br />
  12. 12. BIBLEOGRAPHY<br />http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/sports_kids_pathway_healthy_development_or_unhealthy_competition<br />http://parenting.families.com/blog/10-benefits-of-playing-sports<br />http://www.your-sportsmans-warehouse.com/?page_id=18<br />