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.
One article about the pros and cons of youth sports states that many athletes are pressured overly about their sport performance, when young athletes step on the field to play a sport, their coach, parents, team and school pressurize them to perform well and succeed in the game and due to this sports psychologists are in great need (Lindholm). This evidence suggests that young athletes receive undue pressure about performing well and might have to go to a psychologist about their anxiety as an athlete. In the same article Lindholm reminds parents that coaches may not pay attention to a young athlete’s mental well being, “it would be naïve to expect all coaches to have your child’s psychological interests at heart. Too often, a win-at-all-costs mentality devastates young athletes” (Lindholm). In other words the author of this article is saying that coaches that may want to win no matter what will have a negative effect on the young players, this will not help children develop any skills but may lead the child to think that winning is necessary and losing is no good.
Imagine a world where everyone would get a trophy for participating in sports. The world would be a bad place to be in because every kid would expect trophy even if they didn 't work hard. More and more sport districts are starting to do this method, and this method is not right. This is not a good thing to do for kids because kids will have unhealthy competition, Participation trophies will not show that you worked hard to get it and Kids get stuck on always getting a trophy when one day the won 't and they will be heartbroken. Although some may argue that always winning and getting a prize is a good thing because it will boost a kids confidence.
These sports also exert great pressures on the mind and body of the children. The author says that competitive sports become a job rather than a fun activity for children. As the focus of these sports is entirely winning, many children are devoid of playing due to lack of the skills. This enforces immense mental and physical pressure on the children. The author suggests that the sports should focus on providing equal opportunity to every child and should be
When parents expect their kids to win or do great, it could put a lot of pressure on the kid. Kids health.org points out that ¨Parents who live through their child’s accomplishments can fall into that dark pit and put excessive stress on the child to continue to perform without allowing any room for second place. (Kids Health.org) Children cannot always be expected to come in first place Sports should not be as intense as it is until the child confidence does not dependent on their performance. The article “Children and Sport explains “The tendency to value winning above all else has been recognized as the cause of many problems in children’s sport. When winning is kept in perspective, the focus is more accurately placed on striving to win and the pursuit of victory.” (Children and Sports).
Parents have been entrusted with the incredible privilege and responsibility of shaping their children 's behavior in a positive direction (Alto, 2006). Unfortunately, many enter this world with desires that are harmful, cruel and selfish to others and to their own selves even. Spanking by a parent to his or her child is still seen by many as a necessary form of discipline, and condoned, or sadly even encouraged and this trend needs to be stopped. Spanking, then, can be one effective discipline option among several in a parents ' options as they seek to divert their children away from negative behaviors and guide them toward becoming responsible, healthy, good and happy adults in the coming future. Almost all of the respondents in the survey assessed experienced spanking.
Unfortunately, sports must be confiscated from failing students; they frankly cannot afford the distraction. Athletics are indeed important to physical, as well as mental development; of course, it would be wrong to take away such a critical component of physical and mental development, right? To be truthful, it depends. For example, suppose a student is passing; they’re doing well overall. Some B’s and a few A’s aren’t necessarily the end of the world.
Young Children In Competitive Sports Do you want your kids to be active and healthy? If you answered yes then sign your kids up for competitive sports. Sports are proven to improve kids health and physical activity. Sports are a thing that most parents look at as just an activity to go and have fun and good with their friends and have a good time but no, sports are much more than a game. Competitive sports are a learning tool that give children a chance to play, have fun and advance there skill in order to increase their opportunity to play in college.
Instead of running sprints, lifting weights, and preparing themselves for a long season they could be walking the streets, drinking, doing drugs, stealing, or just simply wasting their life away. To be eligible to play a sport a teenager must attend class and make good grades. If they do not do this the school will not allow them to play. Sports encourage students to receive a proper education so they can play the sport they love. Also, many teenage athletes come from a rough home life.
The lure of athletic scholarship can be harmful due to kids training their whole life and then not receiving one can cause toxic and harmful behaviors in kids and adults. According to CNBC, when parents dream of being an athlete is pushed onto their children, this can create a serious problem in kids. They say that the parents constantly forcing children to be the best and become “D1 bound” and the child not succeeding in getting a sports scholarship, can cause depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Even with a sports scholarship, how is life in college with