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Free Play, Organized Sports and Human Development | Original Article

Pavithra S. Raghava*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The article briefly outlines the importance of unstructured free play and organized sports in human development. The article makes a distinction between free play and organized sports and the human developmental challenges that they cater to and the benefits of following a sequence in enhancing child development. The article also explores the physical, social and emotional benefits of play and organized sports and how it can lead to holistic development of an individual. Last but not the lease the article stresses on the importance of broadening the current spaced available for sports in our curriculum.