Linemen, on a football team, are great examples of this because the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers get all the credit for great plays and touchdowns, while linemen have to block the three-hundred-pound man in front of them every time, or the play will get blown up. Team players don’t do things for themselves, they do it for the benefit of the team. In a team player’s mind, the betterment of the team must come first. No matter who scores a touchdown, goal, basket, or run, a team player has to let go of all individualism and do the right thing for the whole team. In soccer, if a teammate gets open down field and you have an opponent in front of you, a team player would pass it to their open teammate, while an individualist would attempt and juke out the opponent or try and show off and possibly lose the ball.
This reveals to his son that athletic skills and being a strong athlete are not the only way to make an impact on the team. The author also desires his son to realize the skills that football can teach him such as how to be a leader, work as a team, and most notably to discover that he can only control certain aspects of life instead of solely playing football for the purpose of enjoying the game. All of the personal experiences and wisdom are given to Ted in order to justify how lucky he is to even be playing a collegiate sport and that he should be grateful for the skills that the game is teaching
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.
Save the game for kids who, having learned important life lessons through their only available avenue, i.e. sports, go on to worthwhile citizenry, and make rules that protect them. Begin with performance enhancing drugs control. Lance Armstrong said he would not have been accepted if he had declined to use drugs. If the top (pro sports) demands usage, the news will flow to the
The hits kids experience or have faced should be taken into account when parents decide if their child should step on a football field. People believe that the big hits that players are dealt with are part of the game, and without the booming hits the sport wouldn 't be the as entertaining to watch. That is true, however, the results of
Playing tackle football has an overall negative effect on the cognitive and memory aspects of the adult brain; therefore, the age of players needs to be increased above the age of twelve years old. Although some football enthusiasts believe that children under the age of twelve should play tackle football because it promotes friendship and teamwork, the negative impact that the sport has on the brains of adolescent males outweighs the comradery that the sport teaches. Children play the sport without thinking of the effects of the brain injuries. Through interviews with past players as well as scientific studies, researchers have found that the cognitive ability of males (average age of early fifties) is greatly affected by the age in which the young player began playing (Boston University School of Medicine). Boston University’s Dr. Robert Stern said the concern is not from concussions, it is from, “subconcussive hits: these hits that don’t necessarily result in the symptom right then, but people can get hundreds of them a year.” Stern went on to
When the desegregation began the sports teams had to merge into one and this presented a big obstacle for the towns’ most loved sport which is football. Despite the adversity the football team came together but had some major issues but to get to a successful story they had to overcome a lot of adversity such as the segregation of their school, the matter of who’s gonna be head coach, and getting the players to play as a team. This is one of favorite movies because it shows how through all the odds that were stacked against them they overcame the odds such as racism and relationship building to form a high caliber team. The major theme of this movie was racism and that was followed up with various sub themes but three that stuck out to me were racial ideology, overcoming adversity, and the building of friendships. When I first began to analyze this film, you had to think about the period in which it actually took place which was 1971 in rural southern Virginia before title IX was even passed.
Why would a parent not let their son play football? I would let my son play football because according to AAP News & Journals Gateway, children who are not engaged in physical activity outside of school hours spend time engaged in other activities such as viewing television, playing video games or listening to music. This is unfortunate because football can lead to a healthy lifestyle for children rather than sitting around while damaging their eyes watching T.V. According to Kent Page McGroarty in the article Benefits of Teamwork in Sports, McGroarty says “Teamwork in sports promotes cooperation… Cooperation means putting differences aside for the greater good of the team.” In football, the players must learn to cooperate so that the team
I did well at corner-back too where I tipped a pass and I got two tackles. So I was ready to help the RB’s score a touchdown, and I was in the huddle When all of a sudden, my QB told me that I was going to get the ball on a counter play. I got really nervous when he told me this, But when I lined up for the play I remember what Bugs told me, and I got really confident. When he gave me the ball, I ran as fast as I could and juked out one kid, then trucked over another kid, and I was running away from at least 5 players ahead of me. And I thought to myself “oh my god” because at the time, I was like 4 foot 7, and they were like 5 foot 2.
For example, there is Joe Dimaggio who tried his very best to hold up his front of being a clean cut guy so that kids did not start smoking. Some athletes take being a role model very seriously because they know kids are easily influenced. Thousands of kids have been taken out the ghettos by role models that are athletes. These kids go on to join the NBA, NFL, NPSL, or other large professional leagues. Athletes will tell the press over and over again who their favorite athlete was growing and how that inspired them to be like their athlete.