The Effects Of Sports On Kids

Sports (or sports) can be defined as any form of typically athletic physical activity that, through organised or casual participation, attempt to utilize, develop or enhance certain physical capability and skills, and sometimes, spectator, while also providing great entertainment for participants, too. Sports are generally popular not only among children but adults and even older people. In fact, most people who are not active in any other physical activity often find sports enjoyable and even a hobby. There are various types of sports. One of the most common sports enjoyed by many people is ice hockey, wherein the players take turns using a puck with a stick attached to it and the goal is to get the puck into the end zone before the other team scores. However, there are other sports that people engage in, such as wrestling, softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, cheerleading and even boxing.


The reason why people engage in these sports is because the games require both physical and mental exertion, skill, agility, speed and endurance, although they require different quantities of each. Sports are categorized according to the level of skill and competition that they entail. For example, games like soccer, motor ball and baseball are categorized into the level of competition based on their rules; these sports require the players to exercise quick thinking and physical exertion, whereas, games like beach volleyball and beach football are classified according to the skill of the players. Most of the sports can be classified as recreational and team sports.

A major problem related to sports and children is sports-related childhood injuries or sports injuries. These may include concussions, straining of muscles and ligaments, twisting, burning of the muscles and ligaments, fractures, muscle strain, dislocations and other physical injury. The major health problem sports may cause is osteoporosis, which is the wearing down of the bone and the process of which is called age-related osteoporosis. Another health problem associated with sports is low bone density, which is also known as pediatric sports injuries. Sports can help to build a child’s self-confidence and physical capabilities, but too much sports can also lead to psychological problems.