There has long been the debate for whether kids should be allowed to participate in competitive sports. Most people against say that sports make kids get severely injured, which is true, but only if the kid is unprotected and not in a safe environment, which is not the case with sports these days. In fact, sports promote more of a healthy lifestyle. Sports also promote life skills and help kids later in life Sports should be for all ages and kids. The first reason kids should have competitive sports is that sports promote life skills at young ages.
As my brother plays in his tournament for high school basketball I hear my mother screaming at him. She's telling him to try harder, run faster, rebound more, and to have fun. Although it is a tournament and everyone wants the team they are for to win, they also all want those boys to have fun. Sports aren't always about winning. Especially since these boys are still in high school, they're just kids.
High school sports play an important role in the United States. Many students participate in different sports in their high school and compete with different high schools for a championship. Kids around America engage in sports such as football, soccer, baseball, and other sports, and competitions in these sports are very serious. Some people argue that high school sports help the student in life, but many others argue that sports are too serious and could harm students. Some of the students reach their goals by playing sports in high school, and some of them experience difficulties.
Imagine you love playing sports but now the school is about to band all sports in you school, what would or could you do to stop this from happening? I have read some different types of articles based on is sports are good or bad. For example, I read the article name “Have Youth Sports Become Too Intense?” and in this article the issues of sports are good and it is bad are debated.
In the article, “The Secret Life of Tiger Woods” by Wright Thompson, the author explains the life of champion golfer Tiger Woods after his father’s death. The article “Are parents ruining youth sports? Fewer kids play amid pressure,” by Michael S. Rosenwald illustrates how fewer kids are doing youth sports due to the constant pressure of feeling not good enough. Both of these articles explain how growing up with sports have affected the lives of many, however, I believe that the quest to become an “elite athlete” is not worth the many sacrifices it requires people to make. Many people give up so much in their life to become athletes, but ultimately it results in regrettable long-lasting problems which would never have happened if the sacrifices
Twenty years ago, children across the country played multiple sports to stay in shape, make friends, but mostly, to stay active. If you were an athlete back then, you would go out daily and practice the "sport of the season" will your friends, such as: baseball in the spring; soccer in the fall; and basketball in the winter. Fast forward to now, where most athletes are still following this practice, however, more and more athletes are focusing on just one sport at a younger age. I believe that this "one sport specialization" is wrong because it can harm an athlete's physical, mental, and social well being.
On the flip side of the female athlete triad is the rising obesity one can observe in football players. “Researchers at Iowa State University found nearly half of the offensive and defensive linemen playing on Iowa high school teams qualify as overweight, and one in 10 meet medical standards for severe obesity”(Watkins 46). It is even more likely for high schools in states with more competitive football programs to have more extreme obesity problems. It is absurd to have an athlete be severely obese. Sports are supposed to encourage healthier weights, but this is proof of the opposite.
In today’s society, it seems as if everything is a competition. From competing for a spot at the best school to attend to competing against fellow colleagues for the best position in the job field; it’s always a fight for the top spot. In Jessica Statsky’s essay, “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” she explains the harsh effects that can occur in children if they are put into competitive sports too early in life. It is understandable that the world needs to be competitive in order to grow and expand, however, if competition is pushed too much at a young age, children may start to doubt themselves, believe that they are not any better than anyone else, and sometimes even end up hating the activity that they are pursuing. That is why parents
I definitely believe most youth sports are too intense. The coaches always want their team to win, so they are hard on the players. Sure, winning is great but the fun is taken out of the sport when winning is the only thing on the coach's mind. When you have a coach who is there just to help you have fun, and you get along with your teammates you play a lot better. I have had personal experiences with both overbearing coaches and coaches who were there to just help us have fun.
Furthermore, the pressure that can come with sports can lead to stress. One piece of evidence, 68 percent of moms polled say their children’s involvement in youth sports causes stress in for them. (Sports Can Cause Students Stress, I9 SPORTS ASSOCIATION, 2013) This clearly shows that because sports cause pressure, kids are stressing. Continuing, In a series of studies conducted at UCLA, Drs.
Sports for Children Do the risks of athletes’ sports injuries outweigh the benefits? Doctors are beginning to see serious harm put on youth athletes due to high magnitude sports. Competitiveness should be regulated by parents and coaches in a positive manner, so the athletes are not being pushed too strenuously. Sport injuries can lead to students becoming disabled; there are numerous cons to playing single sports at a young age. The statistics of sports injuries are increasing yearly with the number of athletes ages decreasing.
Youth Sports effect on young lives Youth sports can be a crucial part of developing kids life, not to mention their parents lives with all the driving, planning, organising, and the occasional drama from one soccer mom to another about how little timmy’s mom brought unhealthy snacks after the game. Youth sports have changed in many ways since I was little, now kids ,while dragging their family with them, are traveling across country for a game in a 8U league. Experts are always saying kids need to be more active, but to what extent some kids are spending their all their time playing these sports. But some aspects of sports have positives to them and some aspects are negative.