i9 Sports®

The nation's largest provider of youth sports leagues promotes and educates the public on the health and wellness benefits of youth athletic participation. Regular exercise decreases obesity. Children who exercise are more likely to continue the practice into adulthood and lead healthier lives. Playing sports is fun. It gives kids a sense of belonging to a group and develops new friendships. Motor skills, strategic thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills are learned by playing sports. Research has found that kids who play sports, especially girls, have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem.