Youth sports offer a multitude of benefits, from developing social interaction to learning the importance of regular exercise. I learned one of the most important life skills in childhood sports: time management.
If you participated in a sport in school you know the routine of attending class all day just to spend multiple hours at practice afterwards results in very minimal free time. While this could be seen as a burden, it is actually a lesson teaching you how to utilize every minute of the day by following a schedule and setting a plan.
Now, as a college student, I am eternally grateful that I developed this skill at such an early age. Good time management skills are proven to increase one’s quality of work, and lower stress and anxiety levels thus resulting in an overall better quality of life. Additionally, through being proactive with your scheduling, this skill helps eliminate any time you might’ve wasted and you find yourself with more free time. The incomparable benefits that youth sports provide is much more than it may seem, ultimately leaving a positive impact mentally, physically, and emotionally.