NORTH PLATTE, Neb. North Platte hosted a club volleyball tournament on Sunday.
Teams from Sydney, Ogallala, Lexington and other locations competed in the U-16 tournament.
North Platte Volleyball Club's coach and tournament organizer Laura Miller says athletics are important for the youth.
"It's a proven fact that kids that play in athletics are high achievers outside of the athletic realm," says Miller.
"So they're getting a boost in life by participating in athletics. It builds leadership, community services and things like that. They develop all around as athletes and as people."
Miller might actually be on to something. In an article by CNBC's Abigail Hess, Ernst & Young reported of the high-level executives surveyed- 90% were women who played sports.