Why Are Sports Important
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.
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]