Organised sports and outdoor adventure provide a forum for children to develop leadership qualities. Empower Adventures explains the importance of these qualities and learning them at a young age.
In the United States, organised sports are a significant part of the physical, psychological and cognitive development of youth. Research indicates that 75% of U.S. families have at least one child who participates in organised sports. An estimated 45 million American children and adolescents are involved in some form of youth sports. According to the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, when considering goals and motivation for involvement, most children consider fairness, participation and the development of skills as paramount, with winning taking a back seat.