As kids grow up and participate in sport, they learn to throw a curve ball, shoot a free throw, or hit a backhand, the muscle they are strengthening the most is the brain. 

Physical movement affects the brain and increases the cerebral capillary growth, produces proteins, and increases blood flow, and cells that both impact the nervous system and memory.

Sports produce intangible mental benefits that ripple through areas of a kid’s life and improves the brain functions.

For kids being part of a team, participation protects young kids against social isolation and by having a solid level of social support it helps to create higher levels of resilience and great for decreasing the risk of suicide and hopelessness. The support of coaches, parents, and teammates behind them they feel support and learn how to engage with a range of people who share their goal.

One of the benefits of sports are for kids to learn to focus among distractions, as sheer repetition of specific skills polishes their brain’s neural pathways and time of the field can help develop attention to specific tasks.

Sport help kids be more creative, follow rules and do problem solving, both in fun play and competitive play.

Kids confidence levels will be healthy as physical activities enhances their self-perceptions of their body, self -worth and competence. For girls’ sport increases their self-esteem, confidence and they are less likely to become overweight, smoke, be depressed, or use illegal drugs.  For both boys’ and girls’ day-to-day skills, like negotiating, setting goals, perseverance and communicating, are acquired while being active.

Studies have proofed that when a kid plays sports, they are more likely to improve their grades as well.  Starting sport from a young age will help kids through high school and they will be less likely to drop out and complete many more years of education and getting consistently higher grades in school.

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