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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Fun is a key factor in keeping kids engaged with sports, according to a new study.

The study, published Thursday in the “Journal of Physical Activity & Health, identified the top reason that kids drop out of sports is because it’s no longer fun.

About 230 children from age 9 to 19, along with coaches and parents, were surveyed to determine what makes sports fun for kids.  A total of 81 “fun” factors were identified, and the top factors were good sportsmanship, trying hard and positive coaching.  Surprisingly, winning, getting cool medals or jerseys did not rate as top factors.

The results may provide guidance for keeping kids engaged and active in sports, as childhood obesity rates are at alarming levels and children continue to grow more sedentary.

Click here to read more about the study.

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