Athletics help to install discipline in the youth who play them.
Athletes train themselves to improve at what they do, and teach themselves to be disciplined, which will help them later in life.
Sports help to develop friendships that will last a lifetime.
Athletics allow children to meet and to know people that they will grow up and spend much of their time with.
Sports bring children together and help to build a sense of teamwork
Teamwork will be useful in future vocations, where the athlete will need to work well with others.