Parents are being told to delay the age of which their kids start playing competitive sport.
New research has found that 60% of children who start playing organised sport before the age of 6 are likely to drop out of sport altogether by the age of 10.
14,000 Victorian girls took part in the study, with experts concluding that kids should start playing sport from 7-9 years of age, and should participate in non-competitive active activities until then.
They found kids who started between the ages of 7 – 9 only 30% drop out of playing sport.
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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t! With the growing rates of obesity, what are we meant to do?
I wonder if they would find a difference if they did the study on just boys? I think they need to dig a bit deeper really.
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