The movie Hoop Dreams traced a poor young talented African American, named Arthur Agee from grade eight to college. Arthur hoped to play professional basketball in the future to help his family to escape poverty. Despite the fact that his family is poor, and the neighborhood he lived in, were disadvantaged to him to pursue his goal in many ways. Firstly, Arthur showed great determination to play professional basketball, and he would like to lead his family out of poverty. Secondly, his ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, played a significant role toward his success in basketball. For Author playing basketball, it is not only a fun activity for him; it also acted as a tool to help Author’s family to escape poverty.
Over 205,000 students in the United States may not have graduated last year if it were not for the positive effects of high school sports. Sports are proven to be the reason that a large number of children stay in school. Something that inspires kids to do so well should be embraced. The more sports a school has, the more academically proficient the school is (Greene Par. 10). There are noticeable good qualities in high school athletes that are often overlooked. High School sports have a positive effect on children by boosting academic scores, improving individual health, and teaching valuable life lessons.
One of the most important findings when gathering information on these male traits or norms is that, these norms becomes part of an individual 's personality, and becomes part of their appearance. One of the easiest social norms to discuss is wearing of a hat in-doors. Many males love wearing their favorite sport’s team on their head. It a sign of being part of the team, when really, they do not play for their team, and this is common. When a male wear his Yankees ball cap, he is showing the surrounding environment, and the individuals in this environment, that his team won 27 World Series titles and 40 Pennants. This is a sign of respect, but also a sign of labeling of themselves. When comparing baseball caps, say an individual wearing a New
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
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. That effort could be better spent on what the actual focus of school should be, students’ education, not training and games.
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. Sports motivate athletes to be better students, so funding sports would just keep kids inspired to do good at school, not cause them to get
There are many factors that can affect a child’s language and communication. Some of these factors can be positive; however, some can be negative. A cultural factor affecting emergent literacy could be children who have English as an additional language (EAL) this is because they know more of their native language than they do English and can be difficult to grasp another language at such a young age. Also some EAL children may have the knowledge of the English language and can speak the language however; their self-esteem, self-confidence and shyness could play a part in this and therefore may not be willing to use the English language. Also, EAL children may find it difficult to grasp the English alphabet. This is because in the English alphabet
Fewer kids play amid pressure” explains how parents are pressuring their kids with training and what they may not want to do. Most kids are not joining youth sports because of this constant feeling that they are not good enough compared to these more experienced kids. According to this article, kids would rather have fun as a team in sports rather than trying to be the best and compete as demonstrated when the author declares, “Also low on the list: playing in tournaments, cool uniforms, and expensive equipment. High on the list: positive team dynamics, trying hard, positive coaching and learning” (Rosenwald 3). Kids are being pushed into becoming elite athletes when what most of them really want is to have fun and be positive. Although becoming an elite athlete can possibly lead to fame and wealth in the future, it is ultimately not worth the sacrifices it requires such as doing something that is no longer “fun”. The article illustrates this when it announces, “...the No. 1 reason why kids quit sports is that it’s no longer fun” (Rosenwald 3). Doing something that involves more pressure and competition can seem like more of a chore to kids rather than a fun sport.
In many topics, people often bring up that the united states lags behind in graduation rates and this is because school sports are so entrenched in our culture and everyday life ( Ripley 10 ). It was found that a school called premont in texas cut sports and the students success rate went from only 50 percent of students passing their classes, to 80 percent of them passing in the next semester ( Ripley 10 ). Furthermore, if we don 't do something about our nation 's grades and graduation rates we will soon be in a very serious crisis. With this information in mind, schools around the nation should make a change to help improve the grades of the students.
Naval Officer Robert Ballard once said, “Follow your own passion- not your parents’ not your teachers’- yours.” In today’s society, what a parent thinks affects what a child thinks. Children often values a parent’s happiness over their own. More than twenty-six million kids play sports around the world starting as young as age six. Forcing a child into doing a sport can damage a child’s well-being, physical-being and can cause them to not have any interest in the sport. Research has shown that children that are forced into sports can be affected negatively in a physically, mentally, and emotionally way due to parent performance expectations.
Good evening parents. Gathered here today are the mothers and fathers of this youth sports club, discussing the possible change to competitive sports. I remember when I was 6 years old. My father and mother signed me up for pee-wee baseball that year, T-ball. I gained many friendships from that sport. I still see some of those rascals, but remember why I hated that sport. Now the game of baseball it 's a spectacular art, I was a clumsy 6 years old who has been hit where it counts and be embarrassed in front of 2 teams and a couple stands full of spectators at 7. Now granted my story isn 't the same as many of your children, your kids asked you as at a young age to play this sport and you all have let them, but now we are deciding for
In the spring of my freshman year, I was faced with something I had never faced before. I either had to choose my friends and spring break or basketball. I loved basketball, but at the same time, I realized that freshman year was the year to make a lot of friends. All I had heard in the past month was my friends talking about Spring Break. I knew that basketball would take place every single weekend until August 1st. To this day I remember telling my parents that I was questioning playing summer basketball due to having more free time. Throughout the three week break in between Rockhurst basketball and Mokan tryouts, my morale was tested. I understood that basketball could teach me lessons I needed later in life, and that hanging out with friends
With the advancements in things people are able to improves their health goals to living a longer a better life, however, there is still the issues of how social class can affect their status for them to participate in a sport of any kind. When reading “In the Paradox of Social Class and Sports Involvement” written by Thomas C. Wilson, it first introduces of a paradox that people in a higher social class will be greater when being involved in some sort of sport if played with only the higher class, but if the sport is involved with the lower class, the higher class will less likely be involved with that certain sport. This was proven by Wilson has given example of the higher ones would usually play tennis or golf and will less likely play football
Around the 1950’s to the late 1970’s the economy was thriving healthily. There was less income inequality and higher mobility. The income inequality percentage was only a 4 percent income difference between lower-income households and the higher income households. It is speculated that the reason for such an even distribution of social mobility was because the United States had made higher education a priority, and more citizens started going to college and getting degrees. In 1940 6 percent of American’s had a college degree, but the percentage had started to heighted around the 1950’s all the way to the late 1970’s. During this time higher education was tuition free, making public universities
· How does basketball influences lives of teens/ students in high school in the Netherlands and the US?