“Sport has so much to offer kids. But it’s predicated on them playing and continuing to play, and we lose 70 PERCENT of them by the age of 13… The No. 1 reason kids play sports is because it’s fun. If they drop out, it’s because it’s not fun anymore… So Fun is that central concept we need to know more about”
Childhood obesity rates have nearly tripled. The percentage of children ages 6-11 who are obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to 18 percent in 2010; among children ages 12 to 19, that figure grew from 5 percent to 18 percent (Centers for Disease ControlAnd the final consequence of a lack of physical activity and sports for our youth…
Today's children are likely to be the first generation to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents due to obesity and other related diseases.
TopYa! was created to inspire kids to have fun with sports and physical activity to create habits that lead to active, healthy and longer lives.