Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


Date of this Version

Spring 2022

Document Type



Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022


Copyright © 2022 Jai Alvarez


Sports have many benefits that can develop new motivations, drives and goals within a person. Contact sports, specifically, benefit someone's mental health and a healthy mindset by giving people an outlet to take out their aggressions. Being physically active can produce certain parts of the brain being activated and release serotonin, overall affecting someone's mood. Although contact sports such as football have been in a negative light within in society recently, contact sports have improved protection against injuries and research has shown that contact sports can improve your mental health by letting out aggression in a safe manner.