Children have strived for years to make their parents, teachers and coaches proud of them. Kids have come to practice Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday to get better, while their academics are suffering. Students have pushed their bodies to the limits, causing extreme injury that will hold them back from sports in the future. Student athletes are not getting the opportunity to play multiple sports during the year, because they are expected to spelize in one sport and focus on it year round, leaving no opportunity to play other sports or do other activities. Youth sports are becoming too intense for young children to keep up with.
“Student athlete,” we all have heard the phrase and for some it might apply, but truly how hard is it to be a student athlete. For years students have complained about homework, due dates, and test because they all claim to not have the time and that is because they go to practice six out of the seven days of the week. According to the University of Penn State, and Travis Vogan, a professor at the University of Iowa, “Recognized that “an athlete’s education options are limited.” Due to daily practices, meetings, workouts, and …show more content…
Coaches, and parents are pushing students beyond limits and eventually it 's going to catch up to everybody. We need to lighten up on youth sports and realize that they are just kids. We cannot as coaches and parents expect student to be at their greatest potential every hour of everyday. Students need time for school they need time with their friends. If athletes play the same sport year round they will get burnt out and get caught in single sport specialization. Athletes will struggle with injuries from being pushed too hard. As an adult we need to realize that students and athletes are trying as hard as they can and we need to step back a little and realize that they are being pushed way to
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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
The importance of children’s athletics is for kids to have fun. When the child stops getting enjoyment out of the sport, then it is the parent’s job to take them out. Sports can have many positive effects on a child’s life, but it is important to remember too much of a good thing can make it a hurtful thing. As the culture of youth athletics spirals out of control, it is the parent’s responsibility to save the child from short-term and, unfortunately, long-term damage. Parents need to evaluate how far they are willing to go for youth athletics and when they will have taken their obsession too
College athletes put their bodies and health on the line for the fans' entertainment and for their future. If they have a career ending injury they need a litte money to fall back on. The Cardinal states, “If you look at the overall percentage of college player injuries across all sports both major and minor, a whopping 90% of college athletes report they have been injured whilst playing and a whopping 54% say they have continued playing after being injured” (Blake). College athletes know that every time they take the field, court, or arena that there is a chance they could get hurt. Lots of people say that it’s the athletes choice to play because they know the risks.
While other students have time for jobs, athletes won’t be able to between school, practice, and
Kids every day, of all ages play sports, whether it be a fun game with their friends or organized through their school. Sports themselves are great, they promote countless benefits and encourage players. However, once schools get involved things change. Amanda Ripley in her article The Case against High School Sports states “In many schools, sports are so entrenched that no one- not even the people in charge- relizes their actual cost.” The academic focus of schools can shift to the athletics, with there being too much time and money being poured in it.
“Colleges and the NCAA generate more than $10.8 billion per year off of athletics” and yet, student athletes do not get paid at all for their hard work. They put in a great amount of time, effort, and work into being a student athlete. Being a college athlete is exceptionally laborious and can be both mentally and physically exhausting. There’s far more that goes into being a collegiate athlete than most individuals realize. Many people just see these athletes as the average student that in addition, gets to do what they love as an extracurricular.
This notion is supported by Dr. Daniel Gould, who believes that “Children who participate in sports have increased educational aspirations, closer ties to school and increased occupational aspirations in youth” (1). People against the funding of high school sports think that parents and society are placing more emphasis than ever before and, “[P]ressures athletic personnel to deviate on winning from the athlete- centered educational and personal development mission” (Gould 1). However, athletes strive to do better in class. Michael Lorenc, a high school basketball coach believes that “those who seem to have an overwhelming schedule where they’re playing maybe multiple sports, and high academic schedules, they tend to do better than those who don’t do anything extracurricularly” (Gray). Balancing sports and school makes athletes put more effort into keeping up grades while playing the sport they love.
Students from all over the country have dreams of playing a college sport because the chance of them playing professional sports would increase tremendously. These students have put a lot of effort and time in training for competitions in the games they play in addition to that they are obligated to keep up with their academicals. They have suffered along the way with multiple injuries that led to early retirement and shattered dreams. Even though college
These physical stresses can end up causing a substantial amount of mental stress that eventually effect student athletes academically. While struggling to be the best they can be in the class room and off the field, student athletes make millions of dollars every year for their given universities and create a name for their school which creates more incoming freshman every single year. Student athletes sometimes are labeled as lazy in the academic field, however they are graduating at a higher rate than ever while top football schools are on top of graduating rates across the nation. Student athletes do have a lot more benefits than those of the normal student life, but these benefits are created to the amount of work put into their universities. While doing so much for their schools, student athletes are only allowed a certain amount of money and rights, while not having the security of an employee of the university.
If you have ever been in sports or school athletics, act fast! Schools are getting rid of their sports and we need to stop it. “Being a student is harder than ever. You are being held to tougher academic standards-and so is your school.
Frances is a field hockey player for her school team. One day, she got her report card and saw she got a C+ in Spanish. The next day at practice, her coach told her she was off the team--Even though Frances had been trying her best in Spanish. Frances thought this was unfair and ceased putting effort into Spanish. This is an example of how a child could be negatively by the No Pass, No Play rule.
Contact sports are the reason kids are getting hurt. Contact sports are good for kids. The Federal and state government should stop kids under 10 to stop playing contact sports because 45% of kids under 10 getting hurt are from contact sports and 5% of the time its ending that kids chances to play sports in the feature, Not to mention contact sports can also make kids go to their fullest and being burned out and although contact provide some kids will useful tools in life most of the time there is more negative than positive.
The amount of children participating in competitive sports has been on a steady decline in the past decade. Between the years of 2008 and 2013, the total number of children participating in competitive sports has dropped by approximately 2.6 million. This is mainly due to the many negative impacts that young athletes face when partaking in these sports. Competitive sports involve sports where competition is encouraged, and where winning is more important than anything else. Competing in these sports causes the children to be vulnerable to many risks and many other negative impacts.
Over 517,726 football related injuries occurred in 2005-2006 across high schools in the United States", claimed by source 2. However, sports injuries are rare and typically do not put the athlete sports put athletes in harm's way. Source 2 claims that, many schools in the nation have a highly advanced training staff and coaches or at least trying to replicate how the NCAA handles equipment and injuries. With proper training and coaching, athletes lower their chances of getting injured in sports. Overall then, despite the possible injuries, the benefits of sports simply outweigh the potential
Kids look up to their parents and coaches and would never want to disappoint them. The parents and coaches being the role models they are for the kids, that makes the pressure even more effective. Many kids around the United States have been leaving