Why Are Sports Important

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Why Are Sports Important

Physical Activity

Improves your health and reduces the risk of several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Teaches Teamwork & Leadership

Working with a team to achieve a common goal helps develop problem solving and communication skills that will help both in real life and on the field.

Teaches Discipline

Playing sports requires athletes to be disciplined mentally and physically which translates off the field.

Helps Keep The Youth Out Of Trouble

By playing sports, youth tend to stay out of trouble and typically make better choices than their peers such as avoiding drugs and alcohol.

Did You Know

Student athletes are 4x more likely to attend college. [Source: US Dept. of education]

Physically active kids have up to 40% higher test scores. [Source: The Aspen Institute Project Play]

Student athletes are 50% less absent then non student athletes. [Source: Up2Us Sports]

Student athletes have an 11% higher graduation rate than non student athletes. [Source: Up2Us Sports]

Student athletes are 15% more likely to go to college compared to non student athletes. [Source: The Aspen Institute Project Play]