There is scientific evidence that sports and physical education (SPE) in schools contribute to children’s development in a number of domains; physical, lifestyle, affective, social and cognitive which are necessary precursors of participation in later lifestyle and sporting physical activities. When appropriately presented, SPE can support the development of social skills and social behaviors, self-esteem, and, in certain circumstances, academic and cognitive development. Many of these benefits will not necessarily result from participation, per se; the effects are likely to increase by the interactions between students and their teachers, parents, and committed and trained coaches who work with them. Researches indicate SPE does better than academic classes in teaching skills crucial for success in the workplace. Participating in a positive sports environment could lessen the risk of a child experiencing depression and the healthiest means of refreshments and recreation.