Today’s highly interesting read (12/14/20): Halting high school sports due to COVID hurts students, here’s what we should do

Members Of Female High School Soccer Team Smiling To Camera

Today’s read is from Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations. She is the first woman to head the national leadership organization for high school athletics and performing arts activities. Here’s an excerpt:

Dr. Tim McGuine, a University of Wisconsin researcher who serves on the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, said about 65% of Wisconsin student-athletes reported anxiety symptoms due to COVID-19 closures.

This study confirms that involvement in high school sports and activities is absolutely vital to the social, emotional and mental health of many high school students.

Read the entire column here.

The study mentioned.

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