Our Focus / Supporting our Youth
Supporting our Youth
Participation in youth sports benefit children in a multitude of ways.
- Physical activity is associated with improved academic achievement, which includes grades as well as standardized test, up to 40% higher than those
that do not participate in physical activities.1
- Physical activity can positively affect enhanced concentration, attention and improved classroom behavior.2
- Physical activity can positively affect self-esteem, goal-setting, and leadership.2
Soft Lacrosse™ gives youth the opportunity to better themselves in their educational pursuits. Not only through
physical activity, but also with tutoring, homework help, our Education Helmet Sticker Program and book drives.
Soft Lacrosse™ strives to bring sports to everyone with an economical model.
- One in three parents, from households making less than $50,000 a year told researchers that sports cost too much to participate.3
- Results show that low SES children are likely to display lower physical activity levels, engage in more sedentary activities and have a
higher BMI which directly correlates to higher numbers suffering from childhood obesity, diabetes and other health problems.4
All youth should be able to enjoy the Creator’s Game, no matter what their family’s socio-economic status is.
Our programming fees are custom based on the socio-economics in each community as well as having the guarantee that no child will ever be turned away.
When lowering the overall cost and donating equipment is not enough, Soft Lacrosse™ will work to reach agreements with local businesses and
organizations to sponsor scholarship opportunities.
- Piche, Genevieve, PhD, Caroline Fitzpatrick, PhD, and Linda S. Pagani, Phd. "Associations between Extracurricular Activity and Self-Regulation:
A Longitudinal Study from 5 to 10 Years of Age." American Journal of Health Promotion 30.1 (2015): n. pag. Web.
- Rep. No. GAO-12-350 (2012). Print.
- Facts: Sports Activity and Children. (n.d.). Retrieved July 26, 2017, from https://www.aspenprojectplay.org/the-facts
- Drenowatz, C., Eisenmann, J. C., Pfeiffer, K. A., Welk, G., Heelan, K., Gentile, D., & Walsh, D. (2010). Influence of socio-economic status on
habitual physical activity and sedentary behavior in 8- to 11-year old children. BMC Public Health, 10(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-214