By Chris Bartlett

Chicagonow.com says, “According to the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), there were over 40 million boys and girls participating in organized sports in 2008.” This shows that many kids play competitive sports.
 
            It’s clear that competitive sports are helpful for kids. They are helpful because competitive sports help kids get into colleges; it helps them get smarter, and it helps them stick to something they can’t bail on. 
 
            One reason why competitive sports are helpful to kids is that kids need to do extra things like sports to get into colleges because the only way you’re are getting into college is by doing the maximum, not the minimum. For example, the New York Times Upfront article “Should Parents Make Kids Stick With Extracurriculars?says, “Colleges want to know that you’ll be an active member of the campus community outside of class.” This shows that colleges want people that will help their college.
 
            Another reason why competitive sports are helpful to children is that competitive sports help children get smarter. It helps them learn more things than they can learn in school, like how to work as a team with people you do or don’t know. The same Upfront article says, “The latest research shows that kids who practice making their own decisions-with the help of parents-actually build up their brains and develop important skills like setting their own schedules and evaluating their own work.” Clearly, competitive sports help kids get smarter and develop their brains more.
 
            Competitive sports are also helpful to children because they help kids stick with something for a long period of time. They need to learn that quitting is not always a way out. If you stick with something for a long time, you might like it and get really good at it. Should Parents Make Kids Stick With Extracurriculars? also includes: “But for the time being, they’ve made a commitment to other players or performers, and they can’t bail.” This shows that competitive sports help kids stick with something for a long period of time and not quit.
           
            Competitive sports are helpful for kids because it helps them get into collages, get smarter, and stick with things and not quit.

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