Persuasive Essay On Taking Away Sports

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Taking Away Sports is Unnecessary
There is a large controversy on whether or not sports are too dangerous for us to play. On one side of this dispute contains doctors and concerned citizens while the other side includes sports fanatics as well as coaching staffs. Personally, I believe that athletes know the risk that they are taking when they participate in athletics. I think taking away sports would not only cause a rise in obesity, but I think that it would also take away the many values that are taught through sports. I realize that with sports come injuries, but I think that this problem lies within coaches’ training programs. Playing sports is a risk that many people are willing to take.
First of all, it is incredibly naive for an athlete to think that there is a zero percent chance of injury in the sport of which the may play. With any sport, comes a risk of acute or chronic injuries. Athletes know this risk, and they are willing to suffer injuries in order to play their sports. A lineman of a football team can’t …show more content…

In the article “Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Play Dangerous Sports,” Jeb Golinkin states that “Behind the scenes, children learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, toughness and competitiveness as well as how to strive, achieve success, and more importantly, how to fail” (530). I agree with Golinkin, but I think that sports teach children even more. I think that they teach children the fundamentals of communication, time management, leadership, as well as dedication. Without communication skills, children won’t be able to adapt well in college or even their future careers and without time management skills, children will struggle to prioritize and use their time efficiently. These values are a part of what makes children grow up into successful adults and without them, I suspect that children would struggle more in school and

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