Children and Sports

A positive look at why you should get your kids into sports

Social Aspect

Sports help children not only in the physical aspect of health but also the social aspect; Rochelle Eime found in 2012.

"Children who participate in sports have a better ability to communicate and show less signs of being depressed(Eime, 2012).

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When children participate in sports they are exposed to other children, which allows them to feel better about being socially involved and in turn makes them feel better about themselves.

Substance Abuse

Children who are involved in sports during Adolescences are 82% less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol stated a study done Kwan, Bobko, Faulkner, Donnelly and Cairney in 2013.


Eime, R. M., Young, J. A., Harvey, J. T., Charity, M. J., & Payne, W. R. (2013). A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for children and adolescents: Informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport.The International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity, 10

Kwan, M., Bobko, S., Faulkner, G., Donnelly, P., & Cairney, J. (2014). Sport participation and alcohol and illicit drug use in adolescents and young adults: A systematic review of longitudinal studies. Addictive Behaviors, 39(3), 497-506. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.11.006