School Sports
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School athletics are essential for children to get to know one another. A study of world athletic competitions demonstrates that sports transcend color, nationality, politics and race.

It is vitally important that children be exposed to diverse cultures and points-of-view at the earliest possible point in their development. As a minimum, this should be in the first grade through the medium of athletics.

Athletics provide instant feedback about values, personalities and differences and that by working together children learn that they can attain common goals.

Athletics, due to its ability to define success in the short term is the ideal medium for integrating diverse cultures and children

By succeeding together in pursuit of a common goal, children are positioned to learn respect for one another as well as how to work together.

Athletics can provide this environment far better than academics because academic achievement is a long-term pursuit whereas athletics is nearly immediate.

From the first grade onward, every child should be involved in some sport for the good of their development and for the good of the community.

In addition to the significant value to childhood development and social cohesion, athletics also contributes to personal well being and long-term health.

A child who is involved in athletics from an early age will have a healthier life, greater respect for social values and fewer health issues as they grow older.

Athletics also teaches the value of competition. America is a nation that is formed around the concept of competition. It is fundamental to adult life. Therefore, it is important for children to learn to compete at an early age and to learn how to be gracious in winning and to learn how to rebound when winning is out of reach.