Mental health is an important factor for a successful life. People have different perspectives on the impacts it can have. It all depends on how sports is used and seen. Team sports bring many random people, who probably do not know each other together, by practicing and participating in team activities. You might get closer to some teammates, making a forever lasting friendship.
(Kenney 2012) Although the players’ representation admits that the earliest studies were on boxers, they believe that there had been more than enough evidence gathered to prove the link between MTBIs sustained during football and dementia symptoms later in life by the 1950’s. The players accuse the NFL of actively suppressing knowledge of the extent of damage caused by MTBIs and promoting the physicality of the sport for profit. (Kenney 2012) The players’ group has been largely contending with the NFL, driven by the idea that these players have been morally wronged by the organization.
Competitive youth sports have many benefits for kids and teens. However, many other people are convinced that sports can have a negative impact for children. But, there are still more positive effects in competitive sports. I believe that sports are beneficial for kids because they develop long-term life skills, improve physical well-being and health, and help expand their social skills. One positive effect of youth sports is that they help teach athletes important and long lasting lessons to have during their life.
While some parents believe that the competition can harm kids, I believe that sports can greatly help kids. Making them experience healthy competition and become more well rounded contributing members of society. The first reason that I believe supports my claim is that kids gain a sense of healthy competition that can prepare them for life. This can be seen in the article “Pros and Cons of Sports Competition at the High School Level” where Grace Chen, an education researcher, writer, and educator, states that sports and competition, “...help teens develop an array of personal skills, including resilience, attitude control, time management, and long term thinking abilities” (Chen 6).
Professional athletes have it all with the money and their favorite sport as a career, but college athletes have what it really takes: the passion, the motivation, and the drive. Have you ever watched a college sport? Have you ever watched a professional sport? Do you notice the difference between their motivation and drive for the sport? This difference is what sunders the professionals and the amateurs of the athletic world.
Rick Reilly, a writer for ESPN, describes sports as “real” due to its “unscripted” nature that “cannot be faked” (Reilly). Often times, people use it as an outlet to express themselve in ways otherwise deemed unfit in modern society. As a result, many believe that violence is intrinsic to sports as it ascribes to innate human nature. Violence in sports such as tackle football and professional boxing creates some of the largest fanbases in the sport industry, filling up stadiums game after game, match after match. Boxing is the prime case of a sport that degrades the progress humanity has made from its nature.
It’s true how many adults say that kids are easily impressionable and take lead from parents, guardians, or others around them. What kids are taught from a young age can shape how they view the world, act, respond, and even live. Surprisingly, giving a kid a participation trophy in sports is one of those things that many debates about because giving one to them will depend on how their life is shaped and what lessons they are taught. Not giving a kid a participation trophy in sports is more beneficial in teaching them the lessons of proper effort and winning or losing. It also shows how diminishing hard work which can lead to negative outcomes.
This type of media coverage is common in many power and performance sports because it provides the storylines that maintain interest in these sports even when people know little about the tactics and techniques involved in doing sport from an athlete’s
Not only can sports unite countries around the world, but they can also bring individual sportsmen and women together as a team. Sport allows team mates to form bonds that teach them to function as part of a whole, which is also a worthy skill to have in life. These bonds formed sometimes not only exist during the game but off the field as well. Sports can bring strangers
“Maybe we’ll come out wearing dresses tomorrow. Maybe that’s what everybody’s looking for” said frustrated Toronto Blue Jays Manager, John Gibbons after an interference call the umpire made in a baseball game (qtd. in CBC News). On the surface, Gibbons joke implies that wearing dresses will make his players appear more gentle, soft, and seemingly less competitive. The deeper, underlying implication is that he is associating dresses with femininity, and if his players were more feminine they would be weaker, not play as hard, and thus avoid penalties.