Competitive sport can cause the children to be under constant pressure and this can result in mentally upsetting them. The author has rightly mentioned that the contact sports like peewee football can result in injuries that last a lifetime. This develops a fear of getting hurt in the field. The child thus avoids playing at positions where there is a high chance of being injured.
What if you were an athlete and you had a small injury and your coach made you play because it was the state champs and you hurt yourself so you couldn 't play in the future? Some schools are making the passing GPA lower so that they can graduate and continue to play for a college. Many of those student-athletes, about 8 million people took part in high school athletics, Half of those students burn out on their sport because of intense training session and painful injuries. Are these the negative impacts on high
In her detailed analysis Ripley expresses that, “Athletics even dictate when school starts: Despite research showing that later start times improve student performance, many schools begin before 8 a.m., partly to reserve afternoon daylight hours for athletic practice” (11). In addition, “Players spend long hours practicing, and that commitment extends to the rest of the school, from late night band practices and prep rallies to meetings with parents” (Ripley 11). This shows that sports do not help institutions and they cause many complications that conflict with learning. Certainly, school sports are an issue, they shift focus away from school work and should be put to
Therefor, high school coaches should not be required to give equal playing time to all of the players on the team because it is an unfair practice and stunts the growth of the more successful players. To begin with, a coach should not be required to equally split up playing time among the players because it shields the ability level of each individual athlete, making it extremely unfair to the hardest-working, most-talented players. After all, “Coaches don’t decide playing time; players do” (Bowen). Fred Bowen has coached high school sports for over 30 years and has said this to the parents of every player he has ever had before the season starts. By regarding the issue of playing time outwardly and honestly, he has managed to avoid the issue before it turned into a problem.
They are interrupting their kids lives and picking up their messes in life for them. “They hover from the prospective admissions stage to graduation and the job market beyond – contacting presidents of universities, deans, and professors, disputing their child’s grade; requesting an extension for their child; complaining their child does not receive as much praise as the parent would like; completing assignments for their child; requesting notification of grades their child received; and even attending job fairs and interviews with their child” (Vinson). According to this Vinson, this is too far for parents to go, they have crossed the line. These actions can interrupt children's learning and upset the school board. This isn’t the best interest for your
They say that the parents constantly forcing children to be the best and become “D1 bound” and the child not succeeding in getting a sports scholarship, can cause depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Even with a sports scholarship, how is life in college with
Sports like basketball, baseball, football, wrestling, volleyball, tennis, swimming, and soccer are taking over households across the country, causing teens to be more active within the community helping each other and creating a sense of purpose. Seconds turn into minutes, minutes turn into hours and hours turn into years , time is being wasted by playing a sports. We now need to address this issue of being overly active in sports as soon as possible before it goes to fair to contain(Barkhorn). Parents should be concerned that
The writer further explains that the idea of winning sometimes causes severe injuries that may prevail for a lifetime. In these games, a child may crash into one another accidently that creates a fear of getting hurt. Just to protect themselves some children back out of many games and are left behind when it comes to the development of their bodies. The rest of the children who are part of these games are in a constant pressure from their parents and coaches that cause the stress and anxiety. Furthermore, the writer states that this “sport becomes job like”.
I have acknowledge that my family members and school played a major role in my childhood and one such interrelated relationship they had was the pressure from my parents to be normal. Don’t get me wrong but I loved learning so much, however school simply ruined it for me. The early hours of waking up to the horrible facilities that my school had were just some of the reasons that put me off from exploring my passion and love for learning new things. The fact that everything was just memory based and had no stable reason on why we were performing this constant repetition.
During the start and the end of the fall semester year of 2015/20116 at Montgomery College, my life changed dramatically for me. Going back to school after graduating four years ago at Baltimore Freedom Academy high schoolHigh School has been challenging for me, but of course it’s challenging for anybody with the same circumstances of not being academically active for all those years, and almost forgetting all the retained information that was given from previous teachers. I felt like my brain was rotting, yet the really bad part about it is that, I wasn’t doing what I loved, which was playing organized college basketball. Throughout my journey of the fall semester, challenges came my way from left to right, but the hardest of all that I’ve faced are adjusting to the student athlete life style again at a college level, trying to learn and complete all that’s given to me from my professor, and working a part time job to help support myself. Upon my preparation for the fall semester, I was able to work out during the summer at the Montgomery College gym, the gym was packed with other students that where were in the same
In the article, “The Secret Life of Tiger Woods” by Wright Thompson, the author explains the life of champion golfer Tiger Woods after his father’s death. The article “Are parents ruining youth sports? Fewer kids play amid pressure,” by Michael S. Rosenwald illustrates how fewer kids are doing youth sports due to the constant pressure of feeling not good enough. Both of these articles explain how growing up with sports have affected the lives of many, however, I believe that the quest to become an “elite athlete” is not worth the many sacrifices it requires people to make. Many people give up so much in their life to become athletes, but ultimately it results in regrettable long-lasting problems which would never have happened if the sacrifices
Now a days kids don't always have time to study for every single class and them having to make the honor roll will stress kids out. Kids are already stressed out with the amounts of homework and tests given out. Students don't always have the time to study and do homework every day after school. They are going to have practice and games every day after school. Then they will go home and eat and do all that stuff and it will be late.
I definitely believe most youth sports are too intense. The coaches always want their team to win, so they are hard on the players. Sure, winning is great but the fun is taken out of the sport when winning is the only thing on the coach's mind. When you have a coach who is there just to help you have fun, and you get along with your teammates you play a lot better. I have had personal experiences with both overbearing coaches and coaches who were there to just help us have fun.
Should everyone get a trophy? According to the "trophies for all" policy youth athletes are being awarded with participation trophies. Youth athletes need to know there is no participation award for life. In addition the more trophies coaches give out the less meaning they have. Also, it is a hard lesson to learn but youth athletes need to learn to take a lose.