Ensworth's Futures Sports Leagues promote a healthy approach to the pursuit of athletic experience and growth. We believe children best develop through an organic exposure to athletics in free play outside or in a gym, as well as through an organized sport setting focused on fundamental skill development, positive experience, and appropriate competition. We encourage all kids who participate in our leagues to "practice" and play for fun outside on the playground, in the backyard, and on the asphalt as much as possible. Our leagues exist to promote exercise, positive relationship-building competition, and just plain fun. In upper elementary and middle school age groups, the leagues provide an opportunity for more serious competition, team teaching, and organized practice times.