Athletics helps develop Fundamental Movement Skills, like running & jumping, which research has shown will increase the probability of a long-term active life by 20%.
Physical fitness: Athletics help improve physical fitness, coordination, and overall health. Teamwork: Athletics require working with others and foster teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills.
By learning good Fundamental Movement Skills, children develop confidence. Having good ‘movement language’ means they’ll be more likely to try out new sports too.
It’s a myth that athletics is an individual sport. From juveniles to seniors, athletes usually train in squads, where they make lifelong friends and constantly support each other.