NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Kids gain many benefits to playing sports according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, said Superintendent Brian Osborne in an article published on the Huffington Post.
They benefit by improving physical abilities, having exercise, and promoting friendships, according to the AACAP, he wrote.
The New Rochelle schools incorporates these ideas in its offering to K-12 students, Osborne said in the article.
"At the highest level, this support resulted in four of our athletes recently signing National Letters of Intent to play college athletics at Coppin State (women’s basketball), Northeastern University (women’s track and field), University of Alabama (women’s track and field), and Long Island University-Post (football)," according to the article.
The older students in grades 7-12 have sports playing options all through the school year, while younger grades' kids can add to physical education classes programs in the community such as the Boys and Girls Club, the report said.
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