Top 5 reasons kids play sports

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You want your child to be active and to have fun. Research shows that’s exactly what they want, too.

A Michigan State University study asked boys and girls aged 10 to 12 why they played sports. Here are the top five reasons they gave:

1. To have fun.
2. To do something I’m good at.
3. To improve my skills.
4. To stay in shape.
5. To get exercise.

Surprise; “winning” didn’t even make the top ten reasons.
Study after study comes up with the same #1 result. Kids play sports for the fun of it.
And not having fun is one of the major reasons 70 percent of kids quit playing sports by the time they’re 13.
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