Benefits of youth sports
The benefits of sports participation for youth are significant. This chapter will review benefits as they relate to the motor, academic, life, and social skill development. The evidence of the impact of sports on mental health is explored, especially as it relates to mood and suicidality. Physical health results of sport participation are summarized. Lastly, the role of parents and coaches in youth sport involvement is discussed.
The Youth Athlete: A Practitioner' s Guide to Providing Comprehensive Sports Medicine Care
Benefit of sport; Life skills; Motor skill development; Organized sports; Sports participation; Youth sports
Logan K, Conde A, Kennedy M. Benefits of youth sports. The Youth Athlete. Published online 2023:47-53. doi:10.1016/b978-0-323-99992-2.00081-5