1. Over the past decade, there has been a growing concern over whether or not children should play football. This has become such a crucial question that divorced couples are taking the issue to court. Mr. and Mrs. Orsini have two polar views when it comes to allowing their son to play football. Mr. Orsini understands that studies indicate how playing the sport can cause concussions and other significant brain damage in children while Mrs.Orsini believes that her son is old enough to understand the risks of playing football and if that is what he desires than she should not stop him.
These injuries would scare any parents and would deter them from allowing their sons to play football. Over the years, more parents have become stricter on the decision to allow their children to play football. Based on a survey in 2016, only 75% of parents would allow their children to participate in the sport. This number in 2013 was 87%. The number of parents that would allow their children to play decreased because of the of the recent news of the negative health issues associated with playing football.
Chris Borland, a professional player, retired from football aged just 24 due to concerns about his head injuries. Therefore, one may argue that parents shouldn’t let their kids play football for fear of injuries and concussions occurring on the field. Quite oppositely, kids should definitely be allowed to engage in playing football which will make sure kids stay in shape and do better in school. To begin with, playing football allows kids to stay fit as fiddle. Football is a highly demanding sport that involves lots of running, jumping and tackling which can help kids stay in shape.
Everyone was disappointed because they knew just from that one miscall it cost us the whole game. Then about 3 weeks later we went out of town to play. The same thing happened but this time we went overtime and won. Those were my least favorite moments of football but I wouldn’t change it for anything because it is what made me who I am
Sports programs should be cut students are failing to focus on academics, the expensive are too much, and the schools budgets should be focused on academics and ways to keep the students happy DURING school. To begin with, students are failing to focus on academics. "America should learn from South Korea and Finland and every other country in the top tier of international test scores, all of whom emphasize athletics far less in school. “Even in eighth grade, American kids spend more than twice the time Korean kids spend playing sports," Amanda Ripley writes, citing a 2010 study published in the Journal of Advanced Academics. Students are playing sports more than studying academics, compared to the higher placed countries of academic scoring.
In other words the author of this article is saying that coaches that may want to win no matter what will have a negative effect on the young players, this will not help children develop any skills but may lead the child to think that winning is necessary and losing is no good. A study by Matthew Bowen, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas, shows the link between how creative a person is and how their childhood was spent in regard of sports. 100 undergraduate and graduate students were asked to complete a survey about their childhood leisure activities.
Some kids will play rougher and more physically than others trying to do better than kids on the opposing team. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports, over the past thirty years “fractures increased by fifty-six percent in girls and thirty-two percent in boys” (see figure 1). Children and kids often continue to play sports even after injuring themselves or after being injured by another person because of the fear of their parent and or coaches expectations(s) for them to win and continue playing (Muller). Parents often do not like to see their child fail in a sport they want them to succeed in (Wallace). Furthermore, parents will also push their child into sports frequently for their own enjoyment as well as pushing them into sports to keep them in shape.
Frank L. Smoll Ph.D expresses his studies through this quote “Sport Participation decreases grades because young student athletes are overburdened with practices and games. As a result, they do not have time to focus on school work.” High numbers of youth participation in athletics has an effect on schoolwork, because of practices and games children and adolescents do not have time to fully engage in school work. This reinforces the idea of children not having time for school because of excessive athletics by showing what children are going through. Furthermore on the topic Laura Altobelli clarifies “Many young athletes become increasingly stressed as they strive to maintain academic eligibility, while advancing through the rest of their school years.” Children and adolescents are pressured to always excel in both academics and athletics to the point where sometimes they can do neither, and end up upsetting their mentors. This relates and supports the notion that excelling in sports can interfere with school work, from all the pressure, which can sometimes be too much.
Child soldiers are found in many countries around the world such as Iraq, the Central African Republic, Afghanistan and many more. Many child soldiers are born into poor families where they do not get any food, so they are encouraged to go fight because they get food and shelter when they fight in the army and children who are not forced to be soldiers volunteer themselves because they feel social pressure. Despite the fact that people think child soldiers should not be given, I believe that child soldiers should be given amnesty because they are forced into fighting, the commanders give them things that influence them to kill people, and they should not prosecuted and put into rehabilitation. First, child soldiers are forced into fighting for the armed forces. Most of the time they do not have a choice in whether or not they get to fight.
There has long been the debate for whether kids should be allowed to participate in competitive sports. Most people against say that sports make kids get severely injured, which is true, but only if the kid is unprotected and not in a safe environment, which is not the case with sports these days. In fact, sports promote more of a healthy lifestyle. Sports also promote life skills and help kids later in life Sports should be for all ages and kids. The first reason kids should have competitive sports is that sports promote life skills at young ages.