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Why Team Sports?



Why Kids Should Participate in Team Sports
Team sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball, and various other organized sports play offer opportunities that are great methods for developing numerous skills and positive traits in young people. Organized sport gives young athletes a chance to participate on a team, meet new friends, learn from leadership outside the home, and provide excellent opportunities for exercise. Competition promotes character development in people of all ages. Participants learn to handle defeat, learn humility in winning, perseverance when things are not going their way, and how to become a leader off and on the fields and courts.
Organized sporting programs give young athletes a chance to meet numerous other kids and adults who share a same interest. Teams allow players to meet new people in which the regular school environment does not allow. The school day usually only offers less than one hour of physical education per day and the kids rarely get to choose which activity is offered. Community Parks and Recreation give the opportunities for sport and activity selection as well as specified participation and development in specific sports that the normal school cannot provide.
Decatur Parks and Recreation provides numerous opportunities (some community organized) for all ages. Youngsters can sign up for baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, and swimming. Decatur Parks and Recreation offers numerous other parks with various amenities. Check out the sporting locations, parks, and opportunities, at www.decaturparks.com .
Fred Pelle
Jack Allen Recreation Complex

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