The benefits of children being in sports.

At a young age, several children in the united states are benefited from being involved in sports. Think back to when you were in elementary school, did you ever see a kid get frustrated and start yelling and screaming at their teacher? Maybe you were that kid. Children that have these outbursts don’t know how to properly handle their emotions. “Sports provide children with the perfect outlet to keep them active while having fun and learning valuable life skills.” (Carleton Athletics). There are many ways to help your children learn coping skills but involving them in sports is a good place to start. It’s a healthy way to take out their emotions and avoid outbursts. 

It also helps them build strong relationships, teamwork skills, and problem-solving. The American Academy of child and adolescent Psychiatry states, “Sports help children develop physical skills, get exercise, make friends, have fun, learn teamwork, learn to play fair, and improve self-esteem.” Therefore, it is very beneficial to get your kids involved in sports at a young age.