I surveyed 4th-8th grade basketball and softball players and asked them a single question: "Why do you play sports?"
I asked them to rank their reasons (in order of importance) from these eleven choices:
To stay in shape and get exercise To improve my skills To have fun To be a part of a team and learn teamwork To go to a higher level of competition To earn a college scholarship To increase my self-confidence To win To make friends For the excitement and challenge of competition Because my parents asked me to play
Before you open my presentation, take a guess:
What are the girls' Top 3 reasons for playing sports?