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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Organized Sports and Young Children
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/sports/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Los deportes organizados y los niños pequeños
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/sports-sp/
Polish Version: Zorganizowane zajęcia sportowe i małe dzieci
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/sports-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Kindergarten
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Health
Physical Development
Play
Safety
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH
PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
Goals: 20. Develop habits for lifelong fitness.
21. Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
Learning Standards: 20.A. Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
21.A. Demonstrate individual responsibility during group physical activities.
21.B. Demonstrate cooperative skills during structured group physical activity.
Benchmarks: 20.A.ECa. Participate in activities to enhance physical fitness.
20.A.ECb. Exhibit increased levels of physical activity.
21.A.ECa. Follow rules and procedures when participating in group physical activities.
21.A.ECb. Follow directions, with occasional adult reminders, during group activities.
21.B.ECa. Demonstrate ability to cooperate with others during group physical activities.