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Kids’ Sports Programs and Leadership Youth Sports

Almost everyone leads at some point in their lives. Whether it is a major corporation from the CEO’s office or just our family on an outing, everyone leads. Learning leadership skills is extremely important.

Ninety-five Percent of Executives Played Sports

“A survey of individuals at the level of executive Vice President of 75 Fortune 500 companies showed that 95% of them played sports in high school. While it might be hard to argue that sports participation could guarantee higher incomes, promotions, and better jobs, the leadership skills and development of teamwork, hard work, and determination might help prepare students to be leaders at work and in their communities later in life.” – Department of Health and Human Services website, accessed 8/11/2015

Leading from Behind          

On a football or a cheerleading squad, the two teams that we have at FlagFootball4Fun, everyone is leading all the time. Whether a kid is the team captain or a secondary, the head cheerleader or one of the squad, attitude, activity, and actions are all forms of leading that they will carry through life.

Later in life, these same young people might find themselves an employee in a factory. They will be de facto leaders based on their attitude. People who lead through loyalty are far more powerful than those who lead through position.

The Hard Work of Kids’ Sports

It might not seem like work to them most days, but kids work very hard on the football field and on the sidelines cheering. They use up a lot of energy and have to train carefully to be the best that they can be.

This commitment to hard work among youth translates to an adult that isn’t afraid to put in the hours and time to be a success.

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Presidents and Sports

Still not convinced? Here is a short list of presidents and sports from the Dallas Observer by Richie Whitt:

  1. George W. Bush His first-pitch strike – in a bullet-proof vest — before Game 1 of ’01 World Series at Yankee Stadium is best sports moment ever for a U.S. President
  2. Woodrow Wilson Played center field for Davidson College
  3. Richard Nixon Scrappy linebacker at tiny Whittier College
  4. Jimmy Carter Played baseball and ran cross country in the Navy
  5. Teddy Roosevelt Boxed at Harvard and played tennis on the White House front lawn
  6. Ronald Reagan Played football at Eureka College and portrayed “The Gipper” in Knute Rockne
  7. George H. Bush Left-handed first baseman led Yale to baseball’s College World Series in ‘48
  8. Dwight Eisenhower A linebacker/running back at Army, the “Kansas Cyclone” hurt a knee tackling Jim Thorpe in 1912
  9. Barack Obama Lanky lefty led Occidental College’s basketball team in scoring in ‘79
  10. Gerald Ford All-American center led Michigan’s football team to National Championship in ’33

The importance of sports and leadership might not be quantifiable, but it is very real.

Affordable & Fun Skill-Based Youth Sport Programs youth sports

Flagfootball4fun youth sports programs are committed to providing a safe, fun and skill-based experience for kids between the ages of 4 and 14. We are a national youth sports company with local flag leagues, football camps and cheerleading in over 25 communities.

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