It is also more common for athletes who play football or basketball to go pro than in any other college sport. Athletes who play football or basketball are at a higher risk of career ending injuries. These two sports are the hardest on an athletes body. Only one out of twenty-five college athletes go pro, so why put your body at risk when you don’t receive anything for doing that and your chances of going pro are slim? A lot of these student athletes are stressed out because of schoolwork participating in a college sport.
In this day and age indentured servitude seems to be lurking around each corner, and it especially hangs out in the NCAA. The NCAA has refused to pay their all-star basketball players that bring in billions of dollars for both the NCAA, and their universities “These Athletes now make more than $8 billion in revenue for the NCAA, and member universities, with no tangible compensation for their labor” (Take 2: Why College Basketball Players Should Demand To Be Paid To Play). Now, like what was stated before, the universities are also cashing out on players, the apparel department of each college is making quite the pretty penny off of the names on the jerseys. With the NCAA and colleges benefiting on the players’ hard effort on the court, it’s time the players take a share of the revenue and start benefiting
Unfortunately, your sport requires time off from school, and the school won 't even accommodate your schedule. What if you were an athlete and you had a small injury and your coach made you play because it was the state champs and you hurt yourself so you couldn 't play in the future? Some schools are making the passing GPA lower so that they can graduate and continue to play for a college. Many of those student-athletes, about 8 million people took part in high school athletics, Half of those students burn out on their sport because of intense training session and painful injuries. Are these the negative impacts on high
The bad thing is, is that I was bad at doing my work in school but the team needed me so bad the couches would sit me out for a quarter and then put me in for the whole game. The sad thing is was I was cool with that so I wasn’t doing my work in school but everyone was still treating me like a star.so when I got to high school I was ready to play football and all I was thinking about was football. So I wasn’t doing no work wasn’t even listening to teachers I was just doing me getting at girls and just being the class clown then I found out I couldn’t play football no more in my 10th grade because my GPA was so bad and my grades was so bad then I tried to get for real tried to do my work tried to start listening but I just didn’t learn nothing because all I knew how to do was play football.so in my head I messed up my whole life because I put sports before education .
For example, “Parents and coaches who push too hard too young, believe winning is above everything can easily ruin child’s motivation to play, says Dr. Henry Goitz, chief of sports medicine at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo” (Stenson). Therefore, adults who put a lot of pressure on kids can make a kid feel unmotivated to play a sport and all the pressure to do better in a sport can give kids stress. Also, “Recently, one of her players, a 7-year-old boy, hit the boards during an indoor game and was holding his head. His father, former soccer player himself, went over to the boy but rather than asking him how he was feeling, scolded him for playing poorly. A week later, his mother called him over after a play and she, too, sharply criticized him.
My Story Hearing my future coach blowing his whistle and yelling for us to bring it in for our first varsity practice, I could feel my heart begin to race. Going to a school and joining the varsity team as a freshman with 7 D1 athletes on it and one of the best coaches in the country, one could say I was a tad bit nervous. Looking around in the huddle of teammates and coaches, I knew I had picked the right high school because the group of people surrounding me was going to make me a better basketball player. Having both perspectives of my coach giving me critical feedback of my play and my teammates encouraging me to never give up and keep working hard, I learned that it would be challenging, but if I kept my heart to it, I could reach some
The thing is, that they don’t tell anyone, or get help. This is what it was like for elementary student, Chayzée Smith, except worse. Usually, Chayzée would leave quickly and run home as fast as he could, sometimes though, he would try to take a chance, and stay for basketball or table tennis at the school, but “the violence of the neighborhood always found its way into the after school program” (Smith). That was the other problem. His neighborhood was a rough one, always being involved in drugs or violence.
Rudy decided to quit and that is when the custodian stopped Rudy and gave him a pep talk about not walking away from your dreams. Rudy had spent so much time working hard so that he could just get into the school. When you have worked so hard and got so close to achieving your dream, it is really hard to watch your last opportunity fade away. But the custodian knew that giving up was never the right answer. About two years ago I was a recreational dancer and all I wanted was to go onto the competitive team.
Let me tell you it’s the worst feeling in the world! I play travel ball and it’s way different from your regular school ball. Your team travels to different places and you have all the parents, coaches, and refs not only from your team, but from sixteen different teams on eight different courts. These tournaments aren’t a joke either, you can’t just go into a game without working or preparing with your team. These teams are usually strictly basketball and are big schools, me coming from a small school we don’t play one sport.
So, when sophomore year came around I was prepared for a season of a lot of minutes and a lot of basketball. But, that 's not how it went. I got some minutes but I was held to a higher standard than all the other players so I would often get benched for the smallest of mistakes. I was frustrated and the joy started to come out of basketball. Then as my junior year came around my next sticking moment came.
Harlan was a center on the Lakers 12-and under basketball team. After 1 game, when Harlan missed 2 free throws that almost cost his team the game against the Bulls, their rivals, he felt that he was a bad center. His next game he let the other center beat up all over him in the paint and they again almost lost because of Harlan, but won again because of Miles and Jackie, the 2 guards. After those games Harlan wanted to quit, but Miles and Jackie didn 't let him. Miles and Jackie went to the park with Harlan to help him improve his game.
During his postgame interview he made many comments that included him going to be some night “starving” because he can’t afford to pay for his own food. After this comment was made many other college athletes came out of the woodwork including star quarterback Robert “Bo” Wallace and former players such as Allen Iverson and Shawn Kemp to add support to Shabazz’s claim. A majority of student athletes come from a poor or middle class family that cannot support or provide the necessary funds for the athlete’s food or other important needs. Getting a job is also rarely a viable option. Athletes cannot focus on a job when they must continue to develop athletically and keep their GPA at a level to which they can compete, making it hard for the NCAA to say that there is no need for a so a called
Sirens scream, “Nooooooo!” Laron wished it was all a dream. As Laron left home to go his friend, his mom said, “Be safe, Laron. You know a lot of violence is going to be going on around this time of the season.” Laron ignored his mother thinking she was being overprotective. As laron was picking up his friend Kobi from his house he heard sirens screaming, red and blue lights flashing he thought it wasn 't nothing maybe just something minor so laron and Kobe went to the park to play basketball and he saw a group of big head tough guys so they just went to the playground to talk to some girls.
He didn’t have his father in his life that much after serving in the military and being sentenced for some time due to gang activity relations . He grew up loving the sport of basketball and school .As a teen he got caught up in a robbery .He was stabbed six times and suffered a four day coma . He tried his best by escaping all the drama by getting a job . His first job was at LIds .He stated that minimum wage wasn’t cutting so he soon left the job . He then later found himself doing