Playing Sports (at all ages) Breeds Success

By August 24, 2014 No Comments

Parents and those that get kids involved in sports at a young age have been saying for years that the skills learned in sports are translatable to the real world later in life. Until now, that has mostly been subjective based talk.

However, thanks to a new study by Cornell University researchers, there is data that links playing sports (especially varsity sports in high school) to a greater degree of success later in life. ES_The Gridiron Gang_9.19.08

From the original article on www.mainstreet.com:

Cornell University researchers found that former high school varsity athletes seemed to have higher-status jobs, volunteered more in the community and donated to charity more frequently than nonathletes. The results formed the basis for “Sports at Work: Anticipated and Persistent Correlates of Participation in High School Athletics,” by Kevin M. Kniffin, Brian Wansink and Mitsuru Shimizu and published in June in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies.

At Game Theory Group, we couldn’t agree more. We’ve seen countless examples of student-athletes at the collegiate level translate those skills learned on the field to success in the work place. It makes perfect sense that these skills would also start to develop in high school, which is why we are the process of rolling out our High School platform: Game Plan Prep.

Game Plan Prep is a comprehensive service for aspiring college student athletes looking to start the transition into college athletics. Game Theory Group assists current high school athletes through eLearning modules and a curriculum to assist the student through both the recruiting process and into college. Game Theory Group helps identify athletic intangible skills such as leadership, team orientation, learning styles to ensure a smooth transition for the student in college academics and athletics.