Soccer kids

Youth sports are more than just a great way to encourage your child to be physically active. They are fun, teach life lessons, open the door to new friendships, and can even promote success in the classroom.

It’s true, recent studies are finding that physical activity and participation in youth sports can actually lead to improved academic performance. There are a few reasons for this, including:

• Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain. Exercise opens up the blood vessels in the brain, promoting increased blood flow and oxygen delivery. This translates into improved focus and cognitive ability.

• Improved confidence. Children who participate in sports at a young age tend to gain important psychological benefits, such as reduced anxiety and depression, and improved self esteem. This can help them become more confident in their schoolwork.

• Learned discipline. Sports help teach critical life lessons such as teamwork, discipline, and the importance of hard work. These values transcend well beyond the field, and can even affect children at home and in the classroom.

• Extra incentive. As your child grows up and enters middle school and high school, they will need to maintain a certain GPA to stay eligible for sports. This gives kids that much more of an incentive to do well in school.

Want to get your kid into sports? Insports Centers offers year-round sports leagues and clinics for children as young as two-years old. As Fairfield County’s premier indoor sports facility, it is our goal to promote a safe, fun environment for athletes of all ages. Visit our website for a list of upcoming events, or give us a call at (203) 268-1214.