College athletics are a viable part of that institution and this writer does not believe the institution would disagree with that statement. Having college athletics is hard on any college, because there are many things that come with having sports programs. However, at a community college it can be more difficult than if a four year institution was starting up a athletic programs. Community College is a way kids coming out of highschool have a chance to still be able to play the sport they love and help them grow in that sport . College athletics are more of an influence for young teens, than anything else the school can offer the kids.
One article about the pros and cons of youth sports states that many athletes are pressured overly about their sport performance, when young athletes step on the field to play a sport, their coach, parents, team and school pressurize them to perform well and succeed in the game and due to this sports psychologists are in great need (Lindholm). This evidence suggests that young athletes receive undue pressure about performing well and might have to go to a psychologist about their anxiety as an athlete. In the same article Lindholm reminds parents that coaches may not pay attention to a young athlete’s mental well being, “it would be naïve to expect all coaches to have your child’s psychological interests at heart. Too often, a win-at-all-costs mentality devastates young athletes” (Lindholm). In other words the author of this article is saying that coaches that may want to win no matter what will have a negative effect on the young players, this will not help children develop any skills but may lead the child to think that winning is necessary and losing is no good.
College athletes are not getting a full college education due to time spent sports, and they should be compensated for it. They are taking easier classes than their fellow peers, but it is possible for them to juggle both athletics and academics. In Sports and Athletes magazine there was an article with the quote, “Not only do typical athletes in big-time sports enter at an academic disadvantage, they often encounter a diluted educational experience while attending their schools. Coaches, under the intense pressure to win, tend to diminish the student side of their athletes by counseling them to take easy courses, choose easy majors, and enroll in courses given by faculty members friendly to the athletic department” (“College Athletes Should”).
While participating in varsity athletics one runs the potential risk of becoming injured, which could then negatively impact ones college experience. Vigorous training sessions will often push bodies to the limits, and classes will require students to become responsible for higher level learning. Without efficient time management skills these tasks could potentially lead to an immense amount of stress on the student athlete. Stress can than easily affect many parts of an athletes life; little sleep, poor nutrition, suffering grades or performance. In essence, engaging in college athletics could possibly negatively or positively impact a student athletes life.
Student athletes and the Athletic Department should co-host events with student organizations and attend more university wide functions. This second way to trigger attendance is more realistic for USF currently, because the overall wins and success will take time. Yet if this connection is achieved, we believe student attendance will rise. However, once students come to games they have to give them a reason to stay. As a men’s soccer player said “Make games more of an event.” USF Athletics must heighten the spirit at USF games so regardless of the result, students enjoy the experience and want to return.
If a student has an injury do not force them to play through it! 21 percent of athletes say they were at one point pressured to play with an injury Aleshire, 2003). This could come back to hurt a coach, they could possibly get sued if the injury were to get worse, or they could suffer morally from this as well. 17.5 percent of athletes said they have been hit, kicked, or slapped by a coach throughout their lifetime in the sport (Aleshire, 2003). Eight percent said that they have been called names with sexual connotations and three percent said they had been sexually abused (Aleshire, 2003).
Around 45 million children aged 6-18 play organized sports in the United States; each dedicating their time to becoming the best in their league. This pressure to be the best comes from everyone that surrounds them; their parents, coaches, and even teammates push them to give their all. However, in recent years, there had been a heated debate about whether these sports are becoming too intense for young, developing athletes. Many argue that the competition of organized sports places way too much pressure on the shoulders of young athletes, and can be mentally and physically harmful to developing athletes. Others argue however, that sports help to teach young athletes the values of discipline and hardwork.
Mental Health: An Issue Among Student-Athletes Stress has been an increasing issue regarding not only college students, but also student-athletes. Imagine the workload of any normal college student. Then imagine on top of academics, playing a sport which occupies the remaining available time within your day and weekend. This is the life of a student-athlete. Many student-athletes are able to handle the schedule and pressure that one faces in the collegiate environment, but some cannot.
More than 35 million kids and teens play sports in the United States. Many of those kids and teens are injured. One injury can lead to another, and eventually they can 't play later in life. If they can 't play, they end up being rejected for colleges and scholarships. I believe that overuse injuries and rejection are an important aspect of playing a sport.
High school is a time in which students are supposed to find themselves. A way they are able to do that is through sporting events. These events allow students to express themselves in a competitive way for their school. However in the past, there have been so many regulations set upon them, that hardly anyone wants to participate anymore. Students need to be able to express themselves in the student section for the better of the team, high school, and student body.