Summary “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” by Jessica Statsky is a thoughtful insight on the competitive sports for children. She is of the view that the competitive sports can ruin the enjoyment that games are supposed to provide. These methods of playing the games like adults can prove to be lethal for physical and psychological health. The author quotes from an authentic source that “Kids under the age of fourteen are not by nature physical.” (Tutko) This means that the games for children need to focus more on their pleasure and enjoyment rather than on the competition. Competition only makes children bound to be winners.
Children don’t tend to perform well in the field due to this pressure. I can relate to this idea as I have experienced this in my life once. My parents had high hopes for my brother. Once, on the day of the final match, my dad told him that he was sure to win and nothing could defeat him and his team. My brother got so much under pressure that he fainted before the game even started.
This is why kids get discouraged and stop playing or trying to play sports” (John's para 4). I don’t find it fair by any means that an injured kid that the coach was told was extremely skilled made the team without having to try out. How is it fair to the kid that got cut because they had to leave a spot for the injured student? It is not fair by any which
Perhaps Equality 7-2521 finally feels emotions after going through the motions over and over again in fact he starts to feel the emotion love and that is when he meets the golden one. Emotions can be weird sometimes but in the long run cannot be controlled by any means. The government will try to brainwash you and knock ideas at and out your head but because of humanity we cannot stop feeling emotions. So Equality 7-2521 finds himself in a situation where he has a passion for learning(reference) and a love for the golden
Summary In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” Jessica Statsky tries to demonstrate the negative effect of organized sports on the physical and psychological health of growing child. She claims that the games are not festive but they end up in the wrong development of a child’s brain. The coaches and parents have high hopes for their children that result in the pressure building. This changes the purpose of sports from teaching tolerance, teamwork and sportsmanship to merely winning by all means. The writer further explains that the idea of winning sometimes causes severe injuries that may prevail for a lifetime.
Lastly, if you play sports all throughout your time in school without concentrating on your grades and it turns out you aren’t good enough to become a paid professional athlete, you are left with nothing to help you succeed in the real world. Even some of the best athletes ever careers get cut short. One example of this is Bo Jackson. He very well might have been the greatest athlete of all time, but his career was cut shorts because he got injured. So if you ever want to be like Bo Jackson and play with the professionals, just make sure you have a backup plan like an
Even if you 're the best player, there 's no glory when you 're at the top when you 're by yourself. The most selfless athletes who care for and trust their teammates are the ones that go down in history as the greats” (13 life lessons I’ve learned from being an athlete 2017). Even though, I strive to be the best, it’s no fun when you don’t have teammates behind you cheering you on. I can’t win a game by myself, I need help from my teammates. One way I show selflessness, is when I’m not having the best game and the coach pulls me, I don’t throw a fit and get mad at the coach.
In the rat race of today, every one seems to only focus on winning. They forget the main goal of playing is to establish the concept of teamwork, sportsmanship, and collaboration with the fellow players. I believe that the truly alarming fact is the extent to which parents are in favour of these kinds of sports activities that they ignore the health issues their children will face. They put an enormous amount of pressure and expect nothing but the best from them. This causes a lot of mental health issue when little children fail to come up to the desired expectations.
Should every young athlete get a trophy? “Forget Trophies, Let Kids Know It’s O.K. to Lose” written by Ashley Merryman believes that kids should not be always rewards a trophy. This article effectively persuades readers to believe that kids should not be trophy that it’s ok to lose and that overpraising a child can have negative on them. The author uses logos to appeal to the audience and supports her claim by using inductive reason and scientific studies she has found.
People say “the best things in life come free”, and I think this is a good way of explaining a child. Now I am not saying that children are free of costs, because they are not, but any small gestures a child does can go a long way in a mothers heart. In the poem it states how when the boy gave his mother the lanyard that she basically accepted it as a gift of repayment: “I was as sure as a boy could be that this useless, worthless thing I wove out of boredom would be enough to make us even” (Collins
We let them embrace and learn from their mistakes. These trophies don’t mean anything if everyone receives them, they just gather dust. Not only that children shouldn’t be given trophies just for showing up because the trophy has to stand for something,like improvement or spirit, if everyone receives it without earning it, the value is gone. Children should also know that winning and losing don 't matter, in the end, it 's about the skill you you have in that sport or activity or the progress you have made and how much fun you
This is a terrible message to send to those you love, they can be lazy, thoughtless, and not give your best effort for your team. On a team every person needs to participate with their best effort for the team to run smoothly. When you teach your child that they do not need to put their best effort in they don 't and they can no longer be team players because they do not put in their best effort. Team play is essential if you ever want to get a job in the real world, when trophies are handed out for disrespectful behavior and no team work we teach children it is acceptable to not have team work. In turn this can become a major problem as the child or children grow and cannot work well with other.
Schools are supposed to prepare you for the next step in life, Not drag you down. major sports dont give participation points and the players are non the worse for it. Finally, trophies for participation is an absolutely ridiculous idea and it should be
Ashley Merryman, co-author of “Nature Shock,” (NY Times, Oct. 6, 2016) in “Forget Trophies, Let Kids Know It’s O.K. to Lose” argues that there is nothing wrong with losing because failure can actually be a good thing. I passionately agree with this. Marryman starts by stating the negative outcomes if children obtain trophies for their efforts and not for their victories. She believes it is a “destructive message” because defeats are essential for children’s futures.
James Harrison is wrong for what he is doing to his sons. Harrison is wrong because he is making his children think that I have to win all time and if I come in second place I am a failure. I do not think Americans give out too many trophies because children should be recognized for their hard work and dedication, even if they don’t win. Americans are not raising their kids to become “too soft”. I think teaching kids that winning is a good thing is fine, but you should also teach kids that it is ok not to come in first place.A better way to acknowledge participation other than a trophy is a certificate or a ribbon .I think when a child gains a trophy they have a better sense of accomplishment and appreciation for their hard and dedication.