Over the previous decades, concussions have increasingly received attention in the world of sports. A concussion is a serious head injury that can happen to any player, and in just about any sport. Indeed, it has been happening to a countless number of athletes for centuries. However, it is also important to note that a concussion can also take place outside of sports, meaning it can happen to anybody. For instance, there have been incidents where a person tripped while running, fell, and the impact of their head’s contact with the ground caused a concussion. Or, in a car accident many front-seat passengers, or even the driver, have slammed their heads against the dashboard/steering wheel, also possibly resulting in a concussion. Concussions when treated can be healed in a timely manner. Unfortunately, throughout history, there has been a tendency for people to overlook a concussion as a serious injury, therefore, making it more problematic than it already is. In the times to come, there will certainly continue to be dangers for athletes in just about any sport, as they are unavoidable. However, focusing strictly
Football has the highest number of sport related injuries compared to all the other states. The sport alone has 4 out of 1,000 high school students leaving due to an injury (Source 1). The thing about football is that getting an injury is that it mostly happens during practice when they run plays during practice. Running plays are the leading cause in injury in both high school and
March, one of the best months of the year for a lot of people. Why? The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament takes place in March. The tournament is more commonly known as March Madness. It’s a tournament that is very fun to watch and is watched nationwide and possibly world wide. But all of the college players we enjoy watching, probably want money. The topic of college athletes getting paid has been an issue for a long time. Well, let’s settle it, yes, they do deserve to be getting paid. The athletes spend a lot of time on their respective sport, the NCAA spends a lot on the student athletes, and the athletes make their university/school and the NCAA lots of money. For all these reasons, pay college athletes.
There is real danger involved with playing any sport, players can get seriously injured. The physical risks involved in sports are extensive. Many athletes have career-ending injuries during college. If that were to happen all their hard work would be for nothing, they would have made no monetary profit from years of training. Some are put into wheel cars for life, or have permanent brain damage. Not only physical issues, but mental issues are result from college sports. Some former athletes have long-term issues like depression, or frustration. One concussion can have big effects on a person. Many athletes acquire multiple concussion during their careers, and that can result in a lifetime of emotional and physical problems. The risks posed in college sports are nothing to take lightly.
Many of the injuries high schoolers receive can weaken that area. If the area is weakened it will be easier to repeat that injury. In source 1 the author informs that running plays are the leading cause of injury for both high school
Social involvement presents a large amount of stress on college students, but also largely on student-athletes. Student-athletes have a solid base of friends, their teammates. They are with their teammates almost every day for extended periods of time. Between workouts, practice, travel time, hotel rooms, and competitions, the majority of their time spent, is together. Although they have a solid base of friends, student-athletes tend to struggle in other social
Should athletes be allowed to skip gym class? Since many students participate in varsity sports, they should be allowed to skip gym. This will give them more time for other interests and/or work. Students who participate in competitive sports should be able to skip gym class, as they already are fit and exercise more than students in gym.
Children experience more harmful negative impacts, rather than beneficial positive ones, such as being at a constant risk of severe injury, wanting to opt out of sports early, and being under high levels of stress and anxiety. These impacts could lead to children being injured for an extended amount of time, children being inactive and unfit later in life, children dropping out of school, and many other catastrophic circumstances that children should not have to put up with. The opposing side suggests that children who participate in competitive sports experience positive impacts, such as staying healthy and in shape, and having positive psychological benefits. In some instances, these impacts may be true, however families with a child athlete opted for fast food, ready-made meals more than those of families who did not have a child athlete. Also, while competitive sports provide some psychological benefits, it has also been proven that they can cause stress, anxiety, and ultimately, attrition for the young athlete. Children being vulnerable to harmful situations, such as the ones listed above, is one of the main reasons that the total number of children participating in competitive sports has been diminishing over the last few
For starters, college athletes put up the same injury risks as professional athletes. Over a thirty-year period, fall sports had 176 college direct catastrophic
Almost 58,000 concussions were reported from the NCAA, which represents 1,200 colleges/universities, in the 2001-02 season (“Head Injuries”). That is about 48 concussions per school, and 1 in every 23 athletes. Sports and recreational concussions have become a more serious issue over the past decade. Many parents, coaches, and players deem concussions not serious and resume playing in the game. The increase in concussions, mainly in sports, has a long-lasting effect on the human brain and needs to be taken more seriously.
She has experience training and dealing with sports individuals that have had injuries in the process of play and conducting exercises. It is important to examine the extent of the injury attained at an early stage as she notes to avoid further harm. The author had extensive experience and had to research on the most appropriate measures and response strategies whenever an injury occurs in the playing process. The research provides valuable information on possible injuries that will affect a player, their impacts on health and the most appropriate preventive
Many children who are pushed into a sport will involuntarily injure themselves so they do not have to continue participating (Stenson). Over 3.5 million children and teens ages six to fourteen are injuring themselves purposely participating in sports they do not want to participate in. The highest rates of injury occur in sports that involve contact and collisions. More severe injuries occur during individual sports and recreational activities (Sports Injury Statistics). Although playing the sport can injure the child, so can the practices. Practicing day after day will physically mess up the child’s growth (Merkel). According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, sports activities and games have been the common cause of injuries for kids ages five to fourteen
“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.
In the world, there are many arguments around. But the biggest argument people are questioning is: are sports good for you or are they a bad chance for a concussion. Your choice, is the wrong choice. Sports are better than sitting around with nothing to do. But not just for one day, everyday! The author Thelma Gomez, says “Playing sports is an important elemen5t in the lives of many American children.” And she is correct. Sports can make kids the next David Wright, the next LeBron James, the next Eli Manning, or the next Lionel Messi. The best part of sports is that you're improving your physical health, psychological health, social skills, and academic benefits.
Did you know that by some estimates, up to 60 percent of competitive athletes overtrain at some point? A recent study conducted showed that over 15 percent of 200 elite British athletes tested met the criteria for being overtrained, and thus, felt the effects of a “burnout” (Reynolds 1). To understand the toll that overtraining can take on an athlete’s life, consider Whitney Myers, a world class swimmer at the University of Arizona. In 2006, Myers won the women’s N.C.A.A. title in the 200 and 400-yard individual medleys, while going on to win gold in the 200-meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships. Less than a year later, however, she stumbled under pressure at the 2007 Long-Course Championships, making the finals in only one