In a day and age where more and more children resort to indoor fun, rather than the outdoor games that their parents may have frequented as children, organized sport camps have never been more important. This shift from outdoor to indoor play means less neighborhood kids playing ball in the street.
It also means that children are not getting the exercise they desperately need and are becoming obese as a result of it. In a short excerpt from education.com
: Today’s generation of children is fighting the worst obesity epidemic in history. Giving kids an excuse to exercise is reason enough to consider team sports. But calories aside, team sports have other benefits to kids—social, emotional and physical ones.
The benefit of sports camps extends beyond getting kids to get off their couches and outdoors again. The sheer selection of sports they have to choose from provides them with opportunities to discover and fall in love with sports they otherwise would never have tried, such as lacrosse. Lacrosse is one of the most underestimated sports in the country. Not only does lacrosse teach kids about the importance of being able to work on a team, but almost no other sport can rival it in terms of the amount of both finesse it requires, as well as physicality - a mixture of ballet and hockey would be the perfect way to describe it.
If more parents sent their children to go to general sports camps where one can try lacrosse, among many other sports in top-notch facilities, the youth of America will return to their roots as the physical and active beings humans were evolved to be! Get out on that lacrosse field during the summer months to perfect skills and stay fit. No reason to sit at home playing video games or sitting on Facebook all day. Go to summer sports camp!
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