Monday, February 18, 2013
When Should Children Start Sports?
Sports at a young age have the potential of helping our youth to be better at a lot of things, especially school. Sports help teach life lessons, keep kids physically active, reduce chances at an unhealthy life, and can increase motor skills. These reasons alone should encourage parents to enter their children in sports at an early age.
One of the major life lessons sports can help teach children at an early age is teamwork and physical fitness. Team sports teach children the importance of teamwork and inform them that there is no such thing as a one man/woman team. One of the greatest benefits that children get from youth sports is that they are engaging in physical activity which can help keep aid in the prevention of becoming overweight or obese.
Sports at an early age can also help increase motor skills such as speed, accuracy, and proprioception, which in turn can improve agility and overall performance within a sport. Enrolling children at an early age has numerous benefits when it comes to performance in a sport at a later age. Not only will kids benefit physically and mentally, but they get to have fun while doing it.