Are High School sports a good idea for kids? There may be a few downsides to high school sports, but the sports are also beneficial in many different ways for the students playing them. Playing a sport can be the greatest thing a student does in High School. The sports can help the students academically, health wise, and even with friendships. A study in Michigan revealed that students who play sports are tied closer to school.
Assignment #1 “The Sanctity of Sunday Football: Why Men Love Sports?” Douglas Hartmann 1) With children and teenagers, what purpose do sports play? • One of the main incentives for children and teenagers to play sports, is so they can connect and socialize with one another. 2) What are some of the upsides and downsides to youth sports?
If you have ever been in sports or school athletics, act fast! Schools are getting rid of their sports and we need to stop it. “Being a student is harder than ever. You are being held to tougher academic standards-and so is your school.
Many theories and concepts from the past have been proposed by different researchers to explain how the sport subculture have grabbed a hold on the academic performance of the student-athlete. Self-Determination Theory, a macro theory of human motivation and personality that concerns people 's inherent growth and innate psychological needs. It is concerned with the motivation behind the said choices people make without the external influence and interference of others. The theory was made during the 1970’s but remain true with the constant research of different researchers in the field of Psychology. According to a research that expanded on the theory, the three psychological needs motivate the self to initiate behavior and specify nutriments
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study Sports are often said to provide rising leaders with the required skills to succeed in future careers. Studies have shown that participation in varsity high school athletics can lead to success in life with regards to higher earnings and a large percentage of promotions within companies (Scott E, et. al., 2001). About 35 million young people participate in sports each year, with almost 50% of them being young girls (Michigan State). Similarly, women are increasingly attending college and joining the work force.
Kids every day, of all ages play sports, whether it be a fun game with their friends or organized through their school. Sports themselves are great, they promote countless benefits and encourage players. However, once schools get involved things change. Amanda Ripley in her article The Case against High School Sports states “In many schools, sports are so entrenched that no one- not even the people in charge- relizes their actual cost.” The academic focus of schools can shift to the athletics, with there being too much time and money being poured in it.
Frances is a field hockey player for her school team. One day, she got her report card and saw she got a C+ in Spanish. The next day at practice, her coach told her she was off the team--Even though Frances had been trying her best in Spanish. Frances thought this was unfair and ceased putting effort into Spanish. This is an example of how a child could be negatively by the No Pass, No Play rule.
THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE INTRODUCTION In the world we are living today, most people prefer staying at home and spend their time in watching movies, surfing the net or playing electronic gadgets rather than being outdoors and spend their time in playing sports or going out with their friends. As a result to this, people nowadays do not have the time anymore to interact with other people and most importantly their health and lifestyle are greatly affected as they tend to become more prone to health risks, more unproductive and lazier. Having stated the situation above, the proponents wanted to somehow bring back the old times where people prefer playing a real physical game or sport rather than playing games on electronic gadgets.
It may seem difficult to decide whether school sports is a good or bad. At first glance, it seems there are pros and cons, but I assure you, only one decision can be made. I know that school sports are bad. First of all, sports take too much of the spotlight. As a kid, parents highly promote education to children, making them have good grades as their goal.
The current American system of public education is effective in terms of development and providing opportunities, but fails to teach and provide knowledge about bigger real world skills that are necessary to have in the real world. Along with this, the public education system requires kids to live in an atmosphere that brings vibes of extreme toxicity at some times, and peace and refuge at other times. Whilst living in this environment, the public education system also provides students with opportunities to prosper and develop in sports. The public education system in place right now in America is a subject prison.