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7 Essential Benefits of Youth Sports and Achievements

By Flurry Sports, 02/04/20, 10:00AM CST

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Life is a sport that starts at a young age. 

That’s why you should introduce your child to the competition early on. It doesn’t matter what sport you choose, whether they’re swinging a bat or lacing up skates,  but regardless there are many benefits of youth sports to consider. Here are 7 of them.

Improves Fitness

This is one of the obvious benefits, but still, a good one when you consider that the rate of obesity is close to 19 percent for those aged 2 to 19. 

Controlling weight is a good way to keep related health problems at bay, and it also helps kids get stronger through muscle development. This helps to prevent injuries down the road. 

Teaches Discipline

With sports, practicing until you get better at something is a necessary challenge. In the process, our child will learn that it takes dedication and discipline to achieve success. 

Good discipline also means not hitting someone back or acting out when the game doesn’t go their way, which can be applied to other areas of their life.