Impact Of Sporting Programs on The Youth

Around 7.8 million children partook in high school sports throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. While this might seem extraordinary, many sports are encountering a slow drop. This emerging phenomenon has not limited even famous sports. For example, football is down 2.4%, and basketball has decreased by 1.9% since 2008. 

The drop rate in baseball’s Little League has been 2% yearly since 2002. Most importantly, the decline in participation is the attribute that youth and interscholastic sports are vital for our youth and not only for their physical health. What does the future hold?

As we can see, an inoperative lifestyle has undesirable effects on children that can worsen as they mature. Joining sports activities can preclude these from occurring. They can get numerous health and social advantages by experiencing various programs.

For example, 88% encountered an advancement in physical health, and 73% said it improved their mental health. Playing sports also invests personal domain and teaches children to get along with others to attain a shared goal.

Further, inclusion in youth and interscholastic sports is associated with a reduced likelihood of cigarette smoking. It reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes cases. Active children enhanced their weight management and had fewer happenings of psychological dysfunction. They also had higher test scores and more reasonable overall academic achievement than moderate ones. They are more likely to get a bachelor’s degree and acquire a good income.

Parents agree with these studies. They know that the benefits of sports extend into adulthood, so they encourage their children to keep playing. Most surveyed said that it gives their kids skills that help in future schooling and eventual career.

A sports company that works around production and spreads awareness about the importance and impact of sporting programs around society is our inspiration to write this article today. Make It Happen Productions (MIHP) is a multi-award-winning international creative service company. 

Their passion for exploring sustainable living drives them to preserve a high-quality exemplar in the digital endeavor. Whether you need a professional in conferring, development, series production, story, strategy, marketing & advertising, live-action, event production, or editorial, they guarantee to have creative solutions.

The origin of this company is quite motivating as the owner of MIHP, Billy Frank, remembers walking across the ball field in his first year in high school in Westwood, CA – seeing a few of his mates playing for the high school baseball squad. Like many young kids from inoperable homes, Billy was on his way to his after-school job. He didn’t have the opportunity to play for the academy team. He had to make ends meet, his father advised him. So, Billy was only able to play ball for Recreation & Parks teams while “making ends meet.”

The messaging may require change as well. While it is a good thing to push boundaries and aim for excellence, placing too much focus on winning can take its toll on the participants. It is also out of touch with the main reason youths like to play. 

Nine out of ten say that their purpose is really to have joy. When prompted about what makes sports fun, they cited several fortes like trying their best, being treated with regard by the coach, gaining playing time, playing nicely together, and getting along with other participants.

Billy was discovered in a recreation and park league by Hall of Fame fast pitch softball player, Dave Blackburn who asked if he was Jewish. ”Jewish” Billy replied, why? He went on to explain that they are looking for elite Jewish athletes to play in the 75 year old program Maccabiah Games. Although at the time, Billy didn’t know what that was, he has since gone on to play four world tournaments, Israel, Brazil, Mexico City and Canada, winning bronze, silver and gold medals. 

Billy will always attribute playing rec and park, as “saving his life”, and forming him to be who he is today.

Sophie Green: Sophie's blog focuses on e-commerce strategies and trends. Her background as an e-commerce entrepreneur informs her insightful posts.

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