No, children should not receive awards for just participating because it gives them a false sense of hope. To win means to gain victory in a contest or competition as an individual or team. By giving a participation trophy, everyone gets a trophy and doesn't declare that there is a winner. It could make everyone feel equal, but in the stark reality, there are winners and losers. Losing can better prepare you for life, by losing it can make you want to learn from your mistakes, and become better and win the next time.
People that say yes see it as motivation to the sport and also makes them feel like they're worth something to the team if they get something in the end. But others that believe if kids know they get something in the end, then they won't even try or “give their best effort”. Some even think the participation trophy is pointless and unnecessary which will make kids think all they have to do is show up to practice and not accomplish anything or put forth the effort toward the sport. If all you do is give kids participation trophies, they'll think everything will get handed to them in their lifetime without any effort. It's basically also a informal sanction just giving all these kids in sporting groups a reward that have no meaning at
Competition only makes children bound to be winners. It also discourages sportsman spirit. Instead of being a source of healthy growth, these competitive sports have started becoming the source of depression for children when they don’t fulfil the expectations of their parents. These sports should enhance the sportsman spirit in children and must be beneficial for their mental and physical health. Concentrating on winning or losing spoils the fun that games hold.
Nothing is real with us.” (Hinton 38) A line from a Soc, they themselves have realized that not only the Greasers but they have also had to contort themselves to the facade of being a Soc “A cool kid with a lot of money, but little emotion.” These children have blinded themselves with a feeling of superiority. They make themselves into who they are supposed to be and how they are supposed to act as a Soc. And the adult society does nothing to stop or change how these kids are acting. They just praise them for it without correcting them, leading to the problem or “way of life” for them from dissolving. “What kind of world is it where all I have to be proud of is a reputation for a hood, and greasy hair?” (Hinton 132) Spoken from the children, they have nothing to be proud of.
Players receive a fine that is disproportionate to their exorbitant salaries. While I am certain organizing team sports started out as a way to foster young people to be more responsible members of society, I believe the goal has been lost somewhere along the way. This is unfortunate for parents and children who still seek the purity of what the original organizers intended. In my opinion professional sports has become more about entertainment and marketing than team building, good sportsmanship, and rational problem
Any fun game is a great way to cheer up someone who does not always get these opportunities. This not only helps the kids, but also the parents. It probably makes the parents sad to see their kids not playing sports, and they are most likely very thankful to be able to have their kids playing a sport. So in conclusion there are so many ways to help with hunger and homelessness, and these are just a few of them. If we all show some good to the world then we can make it a much better place.
The children have been welcoming to participation awards although they stop growth and potential. By expecting to receive trophies just for participating the youth will start to indulge in noncompetitive behavior. They will amass a low work rates because receiving an award will become an expectation and not a privilege. The youth will start to become lazy and they will acquire bad attitudes when they are not congratulated. Stopping growth and cutting
But today's athletes need to understand that they are being viewed in a light that is much brighter than before” (Lowe, 1). Although most people may believe that neither athletes or celebrities should be role models for children, in the reality they are. Yes, it is unfair to expect an athlete, or any celebrity, to basically be a guide for telling people how to live their lives, but it is part of the price of being famous. It is important for today’s athletes to realize that they don’t have much privacy anymore, and that their fans, and the public in general, will find out about most decisions they make in their lives. “Kids pay attention when an athlete shows up for community service events just as much as they pay attention to an athlete's performance in a game the night before” (Lowe, 2).
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.
To elaborate, people will argue that one sport is better than playing multiple because you won’t have time for your social life by playing multiple sports. It also presents greater time commitment for parents to get kids to practice all year round. It becomes a significant drain on family time. For this reason many people believe that doing one sport is more beneficial to your health and provides kids with the opportunity to a more balanced overall life. Despite these sentiments, I believe that even though you have more time on your hands when you limit yourself to playing only one sport, this doesn’t overcome the positive aspects of playing multiple sports.
The users of such things do not believe this is a negative thing for them to be doing. They only see the side they choose to; it is making them stronger, faster, and more energetic. But society cares because steroid use is a form of cheating. (Walker). Also, for athletes that do not use drugs to “gain”, they get offensive that others cheat to be better than all other athletes that are good and fair to the game.