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Why Join Let's Move Sportz?

Our program provides opportunities for kids to be active while playing a sport they will love.
It also provides opportunities for:

  • Teamwork
  • Cooperation
  • Self-Esteem Building

Benefits of Exercise

Most people would agree that being healthy and staying fit is important for everyone, including kids. Regular physical activity along with healthy eating are tied into many outcomes for children including doing well in school, improved self-esteem, improved social skills, goal-setting among many. Recent research out of Stanford University found a connection between physical fitness and performance on tests. Researchers found that students who passed the California Physical Fitness Test also performed better on the statewide standardized tests!

There are long-term benefits also. Establishing healthy habits while young influences future adult behavior


Bullying Prevention

Approximately 30% of American youth report being affected by bullying (5.7 million per year). According to a 2008 study, being overweight or obese was the number one reason for bullying. Participation in sports activities, such as flag football, will help to address inactivity, weight, and other health issues affecting young people today. Our league will also allow children to build a sense of camaraderie with teammates as well as meet new people of different races and ethnicities; which has been shown to reduce bullying behaviors.

  • The league will help to develop positive character in young players
  • Create positive team environment
  • Model positive, supportive behaviors
  • Life lessons learned while being on the team will help later in life

Obesity

The CDC reports that over the last 20 years, there's been a significant increase in obesity in the United States. About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese while approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents (aged 2-19 years) are obese. These statistics are not encouraging and paint a disturbing picture of the health of Americans in the United States. To address this issue, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children engage in at least 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.


Physical Activity Guidelines for Youth

In their 2013 review, the Presidents' Council on Fitness developed the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth. This report discusses 5 key setting where youth should be encouraged to become physically active: school; family and home; pre-school and childcare; community; and primary care. For more information please visit http://www.fitness.gov/be-active/physical-activity-guidelines-for-americans/


Flag Football Equipment Needed

Unlike contact football, there is minimal equipment needed to play flag football. You will need to purchase:

  • Football (or soccer) non metal cleats
  • Mouth guard
  • Shorts or sweatpants without pockets

Players will receive from the league

  • NFL team jersey
  • Belt and flags