Back to school – kids and sports

Originally published Aug. 25, 2018 in the Lincoln Journal-Star.

The positive effect of sports

Kids are back at school, and for many that means team sports. A new study says kids who participate in physical education and sports experience several benefits, like helping them develop respect for their own bodies and respect for others. Other studies show that sports involvement helps fight depression in kids. Good coaching also can have a positive impact – teaching kids the value of working hard and focus, encouraging teamwork, and ideally, making it fun. Read More