#9 Promotes healthy competition
While naysayers like to claim sports are becoming too competitive, it is inevitable that as they grow, You will face competition in school, the workplace and your personal lives, so you must learn how to interact in competitive environments. Participating in sports will teach you how good sportsmanship and that trying your hardest will often yield great results.
#10 Provides guidance
As youths, children haven’t experienced nor learned what adults have, and because of this, children require guidance to make the right decisions. We as parents and guardians are the ultimate mentors, participating in sports also gives athletes the opportunity to meet positive people, such as coaches and parent volunteers, who will guide them as they grow. Some examples of mentors include coaches and parent volunteers. In a study conducted by Big Brothers Big Sisters, children are 52% less likely to skip school if they have a mentor and 46% less likely to use drugs. There are tons of things out there to distract the impressionable youth, but sports gives them focus and people to make sure they stay on track.
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