How after-school programs help children develop socially

Experts agree that although there may be some risks associated with playing on competitive teams, it is beneficial for children’s social and physical development.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 18, 2022 / — There are many benefits for children to participate in sports after school, including improved self-esteem among other benefits. Experts agree that while there may be some risks associated with playing outside of school hours or on competitive teams, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages for children playing after school sports. and other programs. Additionally, the risks can often be mitigated with extra effort on the part of parents through additional training and practice at home.

A study recently published by the Journal of School Health demonstrated how sports participation in children not only improved their overall health, but also improved their problem-solving skills. Research has also shown better physical coordination, stronger muscles/bones, and perhaps most importantly, participation in after-school sports has resulted in a lower risk of dropping out of school when participating in programs. organized as after school basketball programs.

Here are some of the other ways organized sports and after-school programs can benefit children;

Helps relieve stress
The benefits of exercise are not just physical. The release of dopamine and serotonin in a child’s brain will make him feel better. Playing sports with friends can be a fun way to ease that stress while building new relationships at school.

Teaches children about healthy competition
Sports education is a great way for children to learn how to deal with issues such as competition that may arise throughout their school, personal and professional lives. Friendly sports allow them to learn to be competitive in a mansion of health without showing aggression.

Increases children’s self-confidence
Competitive sports are a great way for children to build self-esteem and learn how they can persevere in difficult situations. The competitive nature of sports teaches children at an early stage that while victory is not guaranteed, success is more rewarding when it comes from your own effort.

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