With so many kids participating it was bound to become something of discussing. Should kids play competitive sports? While some parents believe that the competition can harm kids, I believe that sports can greatly help kids. Making them experience healthy competition and become more well rounded contributing members of society. The first reason that I believe supports my claim is that kids gain a sense of healthy competition that can prepare them for life.
It becomes more like a job for him than a relaxation. The extreme training techniques may also have severe negative impact on the growing bodies of the children. The author also states that these sports evoke the fear of losing in a child’s mind. This may also affect him mentally. Winning and losing can be a part of the adult life but children sports should be all about fun.
Some think that kids shouldn’t be involved in competitive sports and others think the opposite. Research shows, however, that playing sports lowers the percentage of obese children and gives them a healthier lifestyle, because of the many valuable lessons kids can learn from them and because competitive sports boost up your confidence and self-esteem and make kids work at their best effort in everything. One reason why kids should be involved in competitive sports is because it could help stop the cases of obesity in children and allow them to have a healthier lifestyle. According to an article called “What are the Benefits of Competitive Sports for Youth?” from LiveStrong, “Millions of American children and teenagers are overweight. This
Some kids have a in school sport and a out of school sport so combined they no time to just be kids and ride a bike. Then even in the offseason kids have to train as training intensifies over the years. And on top of that they don’t have time to do their homework. There is some benefit to training and not having any free time kids may get a high school or college scholarship and have a shot for the pros. According to Jacqueline Stenson from MSNBC “Some will turn to steroids or other performance enhancing substances to try to gain an edge.” If the kids are turning to performance enhancing drugs they will not be cheating themselves of their true performance.
If you see a group of kids playing football and having fun, several factors are being encouraged. The first factor would be that you are making an improvement in your health by having a physical activity; you develop your skills by doing tactics and you create a social bond by being with other individuals. We can say that it helps our physical, psychic and social well-being. The Undoing Hypothesis shows us how something positive can deal with the negative. A clear example is this: if you tell a group of teenagers that they have to prepare a school work with a very limited time, they are likely to suffer stress (negative emotion) and their heart rate increases.
“ Since 2005, enrollment has surged 57 percent, to 1,470 students, the highest number in at least two decades. More than half of those students play varsity sports” (Sander 1). Many kids are playing sports and its increasing many benefits which is why the positive impacts are out weighing the negative and all kids should play some kind of sport. One of the first ways that sports can make a positive impact is parents and their teens will form a better relationship. “These years also provide some of the most precious and long-lasting memories parents make with their children” (Maroon 1).
Studies have shown that athletes have a better gpa than non-athletes. This is because you have to have good grades to be able to do a sport. So kids want to have good grades so they can do their sport. If they don’t have good grades they can’t do their sport. Also, more kids want to go to school so they can go to their practice after school.
Not everyone lives the same lives. Some people use sports to get away from stressful situations. In the article Pro/Con: Academic eligibility requirements, author Phillip Allen states, ” What if, hypothetically speaking, a student suffers from abuse at home and cannot focus in school? Sports may be one of the few constructive outlets for this student. But then again, how can they be expected to consistently maintain their grades in such a hostile circumstance?”(Allen 2).
Kids will always be kids, and part of being a kid is being able to go outside, have fun and get hurt, but there is always a line that must not be crossed. Kids and teens are growing human beings and their bodies are very fragile. If parents can stop their kids from specializing in sports early the number of kid-related injuries can be greatly reduced. One reason kids shouldn’t specialize in youth sports until they’re in high school is due to the fact that they’re constricting their options and choices. Another reason why kids shouldn’t specialize in one sport is that it takes a toll on the kids’ growing bodies.
Youth competitive sports takes place in and out of schools. Many say that students should not compete in competitive sports because it can result in many students giving up because they don't make tryouts, but it can also make kids strive harder to keep going and to not give up. Students should compete in competitive sports because it helps kids learn important life lessons. By having students compete in competitive sports it teaches students to respect others, and to set goals and achieve them. By