Results and Impact

Giving children the opportunity to learn fundamental movement skills makes it possible for them to feel successful in sport, which improves their behavior and increases their confidence, which in turn boosts their desire to explore new sports and stay healthy and active for life.

According to a study done by The University of Connecticut:

“Sport-sampling at young ages improves neuromuscular control and may reduce injury risk in youth athletes.”

“This study demonstrates that sport-sampling, or exposing children to many sports during childhood, may be a critical aspect to prevent sport-related injury and encourage physical activity.”

According to a study done by Weslyan University:

  • The program led to a 20% increase in children’s knowledge about healthy food and plants
  • At the end of the program there was a 54% increase in children’s ability to identify a basic need of plants