The research is clear: playing sports is good for kids. It enriches their lives in so many ways, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Things like grades, confidence, self-esteem and overall health are all likely to go up when kids participate in sports. Anecdotally, we hear stories from people from all walks of life — athletes, coaches, CEO’s, doctors, teachers, parents — who credit youth sports for providing them with indispensable lessons and setting them up for success later in life.
In this infographic, Good Sports looks at why more kids aren’t playing sports.