Competitive youth sports have many benefits for kids and teens. However, many other people are convinced that sports can have a negative impact for children. But, there are still more positive effects in competitive sports. I believe that sports are beneficial for kids because they develop long-term life skills, improve physical well-being and health, and help expand their social skills. One positive effect of youth sports is that they help teach athletes important and long lasting lessons to have during their life.
A sport coach is a great profession for people who are passionate about certain sports. To be a great coach you need a solid foundation in your chosen sport, but you also need dedication and a passion for working with young athletes. There are many children and teenagers who become athletes because they like a certain sport, but with time they realize that they gain so much more than just sport skills. They gain discipline, motivation, friends and much more. So there 's a lot of moral responsibility that comes from coaching a team, but there are also other factors to take into account.
They also learn respect and become more mature from playing on a coed sport teams. Yes, some people would say that coed sports may cause injuries or make kids feel uncomfortable, but the kids choose to be on the team. By choosing coed sports, they accept the challenge of working together as a team. Kids can get injuries from playing on same sex teams, and sometimes it's good to go out of your comfort zone. Overall, having coed sports teams is a great idea, one that helps kids develop into accepting
Good sportsmanship is important in both basketball and, believe it or not, life. When you have good sportsmanship on the court will help you get along with people that are opposing or a total opposite person than you are. It will also help you get across people’s differences and forgive people of their mistakes. You need to know this to be able to have friends, loved ones, and family members that are kind, respect you, and enjoy being around you. Confidence in yourself will not only help you in basketball, but it will benefit you with many aspects in your life.
The last outreach program mentioned is the Science Workshop at Edison Middle School. Lastly, the museum offers outreach programs to parents and families. Para Los Niños is a program offered to Spanish-speaking parent’s resources and tool that will improve their involvement with their children. Parent Star is a program that brings learning workshops to local school campuses for the parents and children. The museum also provides a Family Adventures Night.
For example an article called “Get off that couch and play!” published by Sports World, states, “The challenges young people encounter when participating in competitive sports mirror those they will encounter in their lives. Students learn important life skills such as how to accept criticism, how to handle oneself under the pressure of competition, how to work hard toward a goal, how to win and lose graciously.” (Eileen Booker, 2014). This is important to notice because many might say that playing sports just help build more physical strength and help kids live a healthier lifestyle, it also teaches them important life lessons. The life lessons that the children can learn from playing sports are very useful to use out in the real world and will be later on in life. In addition, an article called “8 important life lessons kids learn from playing sports” from “The Active Times” says that eight life lessons kids learn from sports are: becoming achievement oriented, accountability, just because life isn’t fair doesn’t mean you quit, being a player vs. being a performer, setting short and long term goals, repetition, character and perseverance.
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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. The first reason that kids should participate in competitive sports is that sports teach kids valuable morals. By learning these morals and life lessons from an early age, they are more likely to start using them in the future
Others say that the leadership skills that children develop playing sports will help them later in life. While children may achieve these skills that help them later in life, in schools they will have a chance to achieve much more important skills without the risk of getting hurt. For example, in schools children can master skills in math, science, literature, and much more. Even though children can benefit from sports, the pros of these games are outweighed by the
In the same article written by Tim O’ Shei it states, “To be a good team player, you need to be reliable, hardworking, disciplined, and willing to share the glory” (12). O’Shei also says, “These skills will serve you in many areas of your life, from your relationships with your friends to your future jobs” (12). This information supports the idea that scholars who are involved in school sports can develop strong friendships with their teammates. Therefore, school sports don’t only help students cope with stress, they also teach young athletes the skills of being a good
I think the Kealing Magnet Program is the best place for me to meet my specific goals because there are many different classes that I could go too, like robotics and learn much more then I know right now, because I can learn more advanced types of things. Another thing that would help is that I like sports and I know Kealing has some sports teams and that would me another way to meet my academic and personal goals. I think I could help the Kealing community by having a positive attitude and always encouraging my peers to do their best so I can get help from them to do my
This past fall semester I have been taking a college course at UWGB through Bay Port. Everyday I go and get to student teach a Kindergarten class with my former Kindergarten teacher. I love every second of getting to sit and work with the children. i get to set up my own lesson plans and help teach lessons. I believe that UW-Eau Claire 's education program could help make me the best teacher I can be.
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It is important for parents to consider the time commitment involved in playing a sport to make sure the student has time for other activities they may be interested in, homework, family and friends and time to rest. So, what happens when the pressures are adding up and enough is enough? Lucie Westminster, author of The Disadvantages of Children in Sports, reports that you can help a child through this by speaking to them about their self-expectations, as well as expectations from others. Encourage participation and dedication, but listen to children if they feel that the pressure is not something they can handle. Seek the help of a sports psychologist or counselor who is trained to help athletes deal with these types of pressures in a healthy and productive way.
Structure is a very important and vital skill for children to be taught. A great way to introduce some structure in their lives is by giving them participation trophies for them trying and participating in whatever sport it may be. At their age, this is beneficial. Any sort of trophy will expose and introduce them to the fact that if they participate, they will be rewarded for doing so. If these kids do not learn this type of basic structure at this young age, it will be very hard for them to grasp the concept of it later in life.