In 2012 the minimal percentages of high schoolers receiving D1 scholarships was incredibly minimal, “about 2 percent of high school athletes win sports scholarships every year at NCAA colleges and universities” (O'Shaughnessy). Not only can sports potentially set teens up for a positive future, but it also can start teaching valuable lessons at a very young age. Valuable lessons such as dealing with loss and success and work ethic and teamwork. Young children who are exposed to these skills early in life only grow with confidence. Lisa Mooney from the Livestrong organization further argues all the benefits team sports can potentially have on children: “Athletic accomplishment yields confidence and assurance for growing children” (2014).
A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that 42 percent of the nation's students get most of their total daily exercise at recess—more than do so in gym or after-school programs. For sure, in light of America's childhood-obesity problem (17 percent of kids between 2 and 19 are obese), participating in recess is one of the few inexpensive, readily available opportunities we have to get kids moving. (Millner) If kids can’t have recess, they will become overweight and be more immune to
What a lot of people do not realize is that a college sport is just the same a pro sport but with students. Playing a collegiate sport requires a lot of time and effort from a student. Athletes, spend on average, 43+ hours training or playing their sport. People, at most, work 40 hours a week. Athletes do not have time for a job but some are expected to be able to pay for food or expenses they might have such as, uniform fees, equipment fees, and all others that may apply.
In my opinion, I think that competitive sports in school have a lifetime of benefits. In this article Kevin Kniffin states that, “Research shows that people who play high school sports get better jobs, with better pay.” In my essay I will be explaining how people who play sports get better jobs and better pay, and how hiring managers expect more out of a former high school student who played sports. In my opposing side I will be explaining how in the worlds smartest countries, school is about learning. However, this minor argument still leads me to the side of Kevin Kniffin.
High school sports are fast approaching and everybody is brushing up on their skills. Entitlement is when somebody has the right to do something and exists in every high school sport Starting varsity is most player’s main goal, but it comes at a cost. Athletes should have to earn their spot to play varsity, it should not be given to them. Over the years I can definitely relate to this, and playing varsity has brought out the best in me by revealing my true character. Not having entitlement in sports allows everyone an equal chance of earning a varsity spot.
Athletes who play football or basketball are at a higher risk of career ending injuries. These two sports are the hardest on an athletes body. Only one out of twenty-five college athletes go pro, so why put your body at risk when you don’t receive anything for doing that and your chances of going pro are slim? A lot of these student athletes are stressed out because of schoolwork participating in a college sport. This is just another reason that these athletes deserve to be
Many people have argued whether or not we should have sports because of how much injuries have been occurring. Sports have been known for their injuries occurring more than traffic accidents, kids having the highest rate-59.3 incidents per 1,000 people," says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the reason why sports are played worldwide is because it expands the possibilities of a very successful future. These possibilities come from the healthiness that comes with training, the lowered risk behavior when joined a sport, and because sports teach life lessons. the 1st main reason why kids should play sports is because it can lower risk behavior.
But honestly, all in all, it 's not really worth the cost. Americans spend hundreds of dollars on equipment for no reason. Research from the article high cost of youth sports shows that parents spend at least $671 on average to cover the cost of uniforms and registration fees. Private lessons are a pain in the but, research shows that parents spend $20 million on out-of-school sports. But that’s not all Organized in school sports cost $45 million annually, according to the high cost of youth sports.
The percent of obese people would drop about eleven percent.” (http://www.parenting.com/article/are-kids-sports-too-competitive) This proves that kid ages four to eleven, should participate in competitive sports. Competitive sports keep kids healthy and fit. Second it teaches kids to face competition and work as a team.
College is a place for students to obtain a college degree and help them to get ahead on their “real world” careers. Athletic departments in college have become huge money incomes in the past ten years; college football and basketball are even shown on the television. This has resulted in many believing these athletes deserve to be paid for their contribution to the schools athletic income. However athletes in college are given the opportunity to play the sport that they love as well as receive a top education. For some players a $20,000+ per year tuition is not enough, they want to be paid with more than just a scholarship.
Little kids always want to make it to the pros, as they get older they narrow it down into smaller goals. I will never know what it’s like to go to a small town school; I graduated with a class of over 500. In this school of approximately 2,000 students, I can only imagine the pressure that was put on our football team when their season started to become a winning one. Odessa is a small town located in western Texas, home of the Permian Panthers. The Permian Panthers are only a high school football team, but the way the town acts you would think they were all going to receive major scholarships.
This illuminates that college graduates have more time and can afford taking their children to a live show or concert. This proves that college graduates are more family oriented, thus college graduates will spen d more time with their children. To conclude, it is evidently shown that with a college education, graduates are more likely to spend time with their family especially their
In every medium, sport teams are shown at the highest level of human bonding and team spirit. In an article by Chloe Mapes she states, “Being involved in athletics gives an individual a sense of belonging because of the fact that the team may need every member to function at its peak.” And while this is undoubtedly true, it in no way makes athletic programs more important than their musical counterparts. However, when budget cuts arrive students are told that sports money over music which may, or may or may not be true. On average sports coaches in Missouri make from $25,845 to $38,767 annually while music administrators make from $36,264 to $54,397 annually (sports genius).
In his final chapter, Gladwell goes into detail about how kids with wealthier families do better in school than those of poorer families. Gladwell brings up an academy in New York called KIPP Academies, AKA hell. The KIPP Academy is a school that low income families are able to enroll their children in. The schools have a high standard of academic achievement and push their students so they graduate ready to go to college and succeed. Research showed that wealthier kids were not only doing better in school, but they were improving on their own during the summers because of the access to outside sources of learning that the wealthier family had granted them.
More than four hundred and sixty thousand students are working for free. According to the NCAA the number of student-athletes is steadily growing. These students represent their school when they compete in their respective sport. Although all NCAA student-athletes should be paid, the football and basketball programs bring in the most revenue therefore these two sports will be the main focus of this argument. In addition, not only do these particular student athletes bring in revenue for their school, but they also bring in revenue for shoe companies, shoe companies and the conference in which their team is in (Meshefejian).