The author puts forth the idea that the through drills and the training schedules make sports a ‘job-like’ activity for the children. I agree with her point of view because the fun is eliminated and all that is left are the strict rules that have to be followed. Children sports should focus on letting children have fun with their fellow mates rather than making it a duty for them to perform every day. In conclusion, I agree with the author that children sports need to be amended. These need to focus more on letting the children be and polish their individual skills rather than eliminating the weak ones and selecting the stronger ones to play.
To solve cases like this, parents should stop asking ¨Did you win?¨ But rather ask ¨Did you have fun today?¨ Secondly, If a child is picked to play on a team, coaches should find playing time for them. If not, parents should ask their children if they are unhappy. If they are not enjoying themselves, consider finding them a different team to play on. One where all the players are treated equally. Lastly, kids are afraid of making mistakes because they are growing up in a world that pressures them to be perfect.
Specifically, travel sports can help kids get to a high level in athletics one day. Research explains how someone’s child could be playing at a very high level one day. If their kid plays for somewhere like Sweden or England, it can help them learn that country’s culture, which would have an influence on their kid. It will make them look at the fact that there is more to the world than just what they grew up with. There are not many programs that can say that (“3 Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in Travel Sports”).
There are many different sports that children can play that can keep children in more shape than football. A large number of children have switched to safer sport options such as lacrosse, soccer, and baseball (Belson). In these types of sports children are exposed to high amounts of cardio and teamwork. Additionally, children can learn social skills and teamwork through different activities other than football. There are different types of clubs and programs through school that children can be involved in.
These sport are planned according to the strength and age of an adult and child should not be put in the position to play by these standards. Jessica talks about how these sports affect negatively in the developing phase of a child’s life. Where the body, mind and personality are just shaping up for the future. The writer mentions an example saying that these sports, due to their competitive and demanding nature start to feel like a job. Children need to enjoy the game instead of worrying about the expectations of the adults.
These sport can have a very harmful effect on the health of these children. I agree with Jessica’s point that children need to enjoy the sport and act their own age rather than carrying the burden of their parent's expectation. The goal of the sport should be to make the children into a better person and teach them a valuable lesson in like of sportsmanship and teamwork. Children need to be taught that victory come in secondary to these lessons. They should not feel like a job to these
More adults and coaches need to go to training sessions that puts emphasis on the team sport rather than the score. The values learned in playing a sport that demands performance helps to groom a child for the future. Consequently, adults should be able to translate those values to a child so they understand exactly why they are playing. Even she credits the Little League for having workshops that deal with the ”educational theory” of team sports and “how to make practices more fun”. This should become a standard for all sports no matter what
This will help the children understand what the coach wants them to do and importantly communicate the main key point of the skill. Keep the time to a minimum- one minute rule. Now the children will not get bored and be confused with all the information given at the beginning. Be patient and use simple language that is appropriate to the age of children .The coach can use phrases to help the children understand (E.g. Land like a mouse).
Thus, I totally agree that these standards are to be removed from children sports. It should be more about fun. I think that the author has seen this matter quite practically as she says that the competition can be a part of the adult life and must be taught to the children but sports should not be the medium to do it. The competition among children make it stressful for them and it’s almost impossible to enjoy the sports. Competitive sport can cause the children to be under constant pressure and this can result in mentally upsetting them.
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.