This action from the little child shows how competitive sports have psychological dangers and can cause children to harm themselves in order to stay out of the game. When parents start their children at a young age, it can cause their child to find ways out of playing and sometimes it can be very harmful to their health and well
Summary In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete” the author Jessica Statsky argues that the contact sports like tackle ball and peewee football have damaging effects on children. She holds a strong opinion that the children sports should be about teaching them sportsmanship and teamwork. She says that the sports that focus on winning either induce either the fear of losing or the fear of getting hurt. This causes the children to avoid playing. These sports also exert great pressures on the mind and body of the children.
Sports for the youth are getting a huge number of injuries. Parents and coaches are making kids all tensed up in a single sport. But, others think that this would teach the kid how to physically play that certain sport and push them to get better at that sport. Kids that start sports too early can lead to bad health, kids are getting pressured in the sport, kids are getting more injuries from the present then the past. Here is what the one side has to say about youth sports.
According to Carl Pickhardt a psychologist, and author sport players can get anxiety from the pressure of the sport or their coach. The article reads, “anxiety about mistakes… loss of confidence in one's capacity to preform… even quitting the sport to avoid any coaching” (Pickhardt). By continuing to have football, with a coach that is constantly yelling at his players, and most players not getting enough play time. The kids could lose interests in sports altogether, and have four years of no activities. despite that, Therese Borcharch a mental health writer and activist states sports can make you push your limits, and raise your self-esteem, with the success after all your hard work.
If the player does not take the allotted amount of time off, symptoms become prolonged or worse. These symptoms include headache, sensitivity to light, memory difficulty, and difficulty concentrating (Davidson, Atkins, and Longe). These symptoms can be shortened if the player does not return in the game before being cleared to play, however parents and coaches push their kids or players to get back into the game even after a massive hit. This is bad for their brain and can affect their work in school, and can inflict neurological damage for the
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
The three major things that can help with this awareness is education, parents and coaches (Lowrey & Morain, 2014). Education is key, if the athletes are aware of the dangers that can lead to them after a head injury, they would take care of their body more. Parents all across the world have to talk to their children, and make sure they’re safe. Some parent’s pressure their kids to push themselves pass their limits and that’s not what’s best for the children. They will never feel they did enough for their parents, and the athletes will put their body in harm’s
Physical development this can have an emotional effect on the child or children because if they do something good then they will get praised, and it will have a positive effect on them and will make them happy. Although, the child or children’s social development could also be affected because if they have got a physical disability- e.g. – wheelchair, then they will find it really hard to participate in most and certain physical activities for example- football, tennis and it will also make it harder to form friendships because if the child doesn’t take part in any new games, and which could make them really angry and frustrated because they are unable to participate in things like the other children and this could affect their self-confidence
“This may be because heavier players exert more force on themselves and each other in the case of a collision.” http://www.livestrong.com/article/358827-percentage-of-kids-who-are-injured-in-football/#sthash.ZiqvdVRt.dpuf So there’s one bright side for your child. The sport can be a real scare for you to watch as your child play but it can be a real good way for your child to learn how to compete and, also a way for your child to learn from the mistake they made like if they lose or maybe been acting up around the house and they run for it. Whatever your decision is you have the right to either let them play or not to but, as a football player I do thinks it’s a risk to put your child to
But, there is a certain extent as to which parents should be involved. Every year, every sport I’ve played, I have seen a parent pushing their child to the point of an injury, or pushing their child until they are terrified of their parent because they are far too intense with them. In many cases, these parents have a big dream for their young athlete. Dreams are never a bad thing but when someone would force their kid to do something even when they don’t want to do it just because they have a dream for them, that is when it becomes too much and needs to come to an end. Yes, there are athletes that do make it big and end up at the professional caliber.
Parents put a lot of stress on their children. From setting high expectations, to forcing them to live a life they do not want, the amount of pressure applied to the children could have an everlasting effect on them. This pressure could lead the struggling children to want distance and space from their parents. That distance could then lead to a spark of curiosity in the children to find any means of escape. Which happens to be the case of Christopher McCandless.