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By Kevin Sadler
Green River Parks and Recreation 

Notes from Town Square: The benefits of youth sports


Sports are an important part of the lives of most children in the United States. Just over 21 million youth between the ages of 6 to 17 play team sports on a regular basis, with another 5 million engaging on an occasional basis, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association annual survey of households.

One of the first things that come to mind when a young athlete participates in a sport or physical activity is the physical benefits that come from the sport. He or she gains physical strength and endurance, cardiovascular stamina, improved hand-eye coordination, and flexibility...

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