Nearly all parents surveyed felt organized team sports provide positive experiences for their children, and 31 percent said learning values such as teamwork and sportsmanship was the most important benefit.
Mickalide cautioned, however, that parents should not place undue pressure on their children to succeed in sports, noting that less than 1 percent of kids ever advance to the professional level.
To learn more about children and sports safety, visit the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
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