thought that a coach is to stand up for what he or she believes to be true and right. Developing an athlete-centered approach to coaching, will allow coaches to make ethical and moral decisions for the well-being of their athletes, and create opportunities for success at all levels of an organization.
A topic of debate that exists in this world is whether children should or shouldn’t play competitive sports. Many people think that the idea of children playing competitive sports is fantastic, it keeps children healthy, and sports can be a good substitute for sitting on the couch and watching television, as well as the fact that playing sports can create friendships that might last a lifetime. On the contrary, some people are against sports. They might feel that kids become too competitive, or that injuries are much too common. The argument is important because it would be ideal to decide if the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, or if it’s the other way around. Sports will benefit children more than hurt them because the children will
In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” Jessica Statsky tries to demonstrate the negative effect of organized sports on the physical and psychological health of growing child. She claims that the games are not festive but they end up in the wrong development of a child’s brain. The coaches and parents have high hopes for their children that result in the pressure building. This changes the purpose of sports from teaching tolerance, teamwork and sportsmanship to merely winning by all means. The writer further explains that the idea of winning sometimes causes severe injuries that may prevail for a lifetime. In these games, a child may crash into one another accidently that creates a fear of getting hurt. Just to protect themselves some children back out of many games and are left behind when it comes to the development of their bodies. The rest of the children who are part of these games are in a constant pressure from their parents and coaches that cause the stress and anxiety. Furthermore, the writer states that this “sport becomes job like”. Children are playing just to win and the real spirit of the game fades out. (Word count: 196)
In an ideal world, prejudicial views regarding one 's ethnicity would be a less detrimental factor in the overall financial success of an individual. This situation has been around for multiple generations and is still prevalent in modern society. For instance, one’s race is commonly used to shape a stereotype of an individual, thus impacting that person’s possible future, most notably one’s financial status as an adult. An example of this can be found within the AP Capstone stimulus articles presented by The College Board. For example, James Baldwin’s “A Letter to my Nephew” can serve as a historical example of how one’s ethnicity characterizes an individual, thus, contributing to the fact that stereotypes contribute to an individual’s future
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has...It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers” (Nelson Mandela). Everyone remembers at some point in their life playing a sport, whether it be in school or to pass the time or on an actual sports team. Even in the case of people who have never played a sport, have at least seen a sport being played. Sports are a way for people from all different backgrounds to connect due to a common interest. Claudia Rankine tells professional sports stories to illustrate that minorities face racism, no matter their status, and in order to survive they must become invisible. Citizen is a way people of all races can
Maintaining school grades, staying injury free, and competing for the number one spot for a sport can all be hard for just a high school student. Being a jock is a very tough, and yet society would much rather see them as the handsome, muscular, and the less smart person in school. Stereotypes are what people believe, misconceptions are the stereotypes people exaggerate, then they tend to believe them as true. Stereotypes are usually determined by society, misconceptions are made by people who believe in the ones spreading the stereotype. Jocks are one the most stereotyped topics across the world, but are mostly viewed in movies. Being a jock is not just the cool, athletic kid, stereotypes make it seem like they are bullies and such. A jock is just another high school student. The jocks are an extremely misconstrued topic, they are viewed very low around their school such as, rude or arrogant, short tempered, and self-centered.
In the article “Sports: The All-American Addiction”, written by John R. Gerdy, he argues about American’s love affair with sports and how he thinks sports have gone beyond a healthy interest to an addiction. One of his big points is that sports have become an addiction, saying people need sports to feel normal and they seem to create their whole schedule around it. On the other hand, he claims that there are also some positive aspects to sports. He explains that sports bring people together. Gerdy writes, “Sport can bind a community, and it can promote social change” (13). He goes on to say that sport can also teach lessons and have good impact on your health. Gerdy himself believes that he has an addiction to sports. He explains “I have spent countless hours at games, watching them on television, or reading about them in newspapers and magazines” (Gerdy 13). The author does achieve his purpose because of his use of
In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete”, Jessica Statsky tries to highlight the growing issue and destructive effects of the competitive sports. These sports are fabricated keeping the age and standards of an adult which make them unsuitable for children. These sports have a negative impact on a child’s health as a whole. The body and the mind are both equally. Developing bodies of the children suffer a great deal because of the extreme physical activity demanded by the competitive sports. She further goes on by saying that the injuries the children endure sometimes last till decades. They cause a lot of mental pressure which result in a lot of physiological issues. The pressure combined with the extreme physical work turns a child’s game into a job. Statsky talks that the true essence of the sports has lost its meaning in today’s world. The high emphasis on just winning has taking over the true spirit of the sport. Jessica talks about how the core values of the sports like team spirit and sportsmanship and a healthy body image, should be kept alive as they help in developing a child’s
“In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year” claims Stanford Children’s Health. It’s definitely true that competitive sports can cause all sorts of injuries from big to small. The media teaches people simply that sports leads to horrific injuries and can cause stress, but what the mainstream media hardly discusses are the great benefits of competitive sports. While there may be some negatives to competitive sports, that’s just life, and to add on to that; there are plenty of benefits which are sure to override to media’s facts. Kids should play competitive sports because competitive sports teach children powerful life lessons, contributes to their social and mental stability, and because of the physical gain competitive sports provides.
Mental health is an important factor for a successful life. People have different perspectives on the impacts it can have. It all depends on how sports is used and seen. Team sports bring many random people, who probably do not know each other together, by practicing and participating in team activities. You might get closer to some teammates, making a forever lasting friendship. You feel relaxed when you're with your friends, and when you're doing something that you enjoy doing. However, one side reasons why sports bring many together and connect is maybe they might want the same goal at the end to win a event or make a meaningful memory with others. By participating in a sport, or multiple sports, it can have a positive impact on one’s
Sport for years has brought people together all around the world. Sport has the potential to unite people. The UN definition of sport is all forms of physical activity that contribute to physical fitness, mental well-being and social interaction, such as play, recreation, organized or competitive sport and indigenous sports and games. The Oxford English dictionary definition of sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. This shows us how sport is not just for competition, it is for fun and entertainment. Sports have contributed to the society in many ways. It is not all about playing the sports for physical benefits. As mentioned by Nelson Mendela ““Sport has the power to change the world,”
Sports are known as a form of entertainment used to unite Americans, until the idea of race comes into play; when athletes of certain races are discriminated against. The highest paid players at most positions often consist of athletes of the same race. There is a major gap in sports between the careers of the athletes, as many people are forced into other positions or careers due to their race. Nearly predetermined career paths negatively affect athletes in all sports because a lot of sports are populated by people of specific races, people of certain races dominate many positions, and stereotypes of athletes lead to advantages for people of various races.
Socialization is a process of learning and social development. Socialization occurs when we interact with one another and become familiar with the world we live in. Socialization is important to the development of personality. Youth sports can play a crucial role in social interaction such as actively interacting with others, synthesizing information, and making decisions for ourselves. Although sports may apply stress, anxiety, and social pressure on the young athletes, youth sports build and develop character, confidence, and ultimately self-worth.
According to Timothy, A. & John D. (2007), socially, it was reported that the reason many individuals did or did not participate in sports depends on whether their friends are sportive or not. The study discovered much more than that; participation in sports leads to higher levels of self-esteem. Achievement in sports is the main factor in establishing high levels
Sport is a unifier. Sport unifies teams, provinces, cities, countries and in some cases even the whole world. These games have the ability to put all problems on hold and find solutions to the most difficult situations. During these events we as spectators are able to see the athletes as more than just fellow human beings but as role models to society. Not only can sports unite countries around the world, but they can also bring individual sportsmen and women together as a team. Sport allows team mates to form bonds that teach them to function as part of a whole, which is also a worthy skill to have in life. These bonds formed sometimes not only exist during the game but off the field as well. Sports can bring strangers