Some people may look at a sports field fence and shrug their shoulders at it, but for the vast youth in America, it is the opportunity to chase down dreams. Sports have a positive impact on both boys and girls for many reasons that can help your children as they grow up.
Positive Impact of Recreational Sports
In a previous piece, Biddle and Brown discussed how sports field fences keep spectators safe and the history of some of the most popular sports. In the same article, it’s mentioned how much the American population spends to watch professional sports, but what about the recreational sports that the youth plays?
Sports help society daily from kids to nations. They allow you to connect with your kids and your neighbors and instill healthy exercise habits in the American youth. Teams and sports are helping boost local economies with events that pull in local businesses.
A great example of the impact on local economies is the 340-million-dollar boost in Boston’s economy in 2010 during the Boston Marathon. As of 2013, according to the Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., the sports industry produces 456,000 jobs a year. Organizations like NFL Play 60 and the RBI program were founded to help get kids engaged and more interested in sports.
Besides helping get kids active, playing sports also helps improve mental health and increase self-esteem. With both growing, youth that plays high school sports have a better career outlook. They are also more likely to perform better in jobs later in life.
Self-confidence and self-esteem aren’t the only emotional benefits of playing sports. They can help teach your kids how to control emotions, teach them discipline, improve social skills, and how to work well within a team.
Knowing how to manage emotions is a lifelong skill that you will use, no matter what. For kids, channeling their feelings can be difficult because they are still developing these skills, depending on their age. Kids that play sports have the added benefit of having coaches, along with their parents, that can teach these skills.
Sports also teach kids discipline because they must balance practice, games, and school work. Learning to balance these things can help your student do better in school. Developing this skill can encourage kids to achieve their goals. Early development of this translates to more successful adults.
Playing sports teaches kids how to interact and communicate with children their age, as well as those in authority positions, which are crucial skills to learn.
Help kids get back into sports by donating to organizations that are helping to build sports fields and the proper fences around them to keep kids and spectators safe. You will be giving back to your community and helping to improve your local youths’ futures.
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