Summary The author Jessica Statsky in her writing “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” expresses the damages caused by competitive sports. She focuses on the children from six to twelve years and authentically proves that these competitive sports with adult standards have harmful effects on them. Another aspect of these sports is that the parents, along with the trainers, expect the child to always win. This makes the game less fun and more hectic for the child. It becomes more like a job for him than a relaxation.
Did you know that 3.5 million children get injured each year by playing competitive sports? There has been a long disagreement about whether or not kids should be playing competitive sports, but I believe that kids should not play competitive sports. People that agree with kids playing competitive sports might argue that it is good because it helps/prevents obesity, helps kids make friends and gives them more time to hang out with friends, and help them in life. I do agree with those reasons, but I argue that kids should not play competitive sports because of injuries, stress, and overuse/burnout. One reason that children should not play competitive sports, is that it can cause many injuries that can even be fatal.
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.
But even those who are, still have an astonishingly low chance at making the professional leagues. If they have failing grades as well, the colleges are sending their students into the world without a real chance at becoming professional athletes, and without an actual education. In the end, they will be left unprepared for life. My first reason I believe athletes with bad grades shouldn’t play sports
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.
But on the other hand, it may make kids like sports for the trophy, not the sport, and they will eventually realise that they don’t actually like sports and that may lower their confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, to stop kids from liking sports just because of the trophy, not for the actual sport and it doesn’t help and to help them prepare for life in the real world, kids should not get trophies for participation. You may not have a kid or kid in sports but it is still important to teach yourself and others how to earn your achievements, not to get them handed to
Most schools would suspend both students right away. What if one student in the fight had a good home life, his parents punished him, and he never got suspended again, but maybe the other student’s parents did not care, he would just simply get some time off of school, and continue to act out. If all students were talked to about what they did wrong and punished inside of school, there may be a chance to drop the percentage of kids that get in trouble. Yes, it may not be the school’s responsibility to punish the kid, but if they do not and neither do the parents, then who will? Giving out school suspensions may give the student that needs to be punished the most, time off from school, which is what they would prefer.
Although school boards feel like it’s safer for the student to stay home, they should have in school suspension so they do their schoolwork but still get punished by not getting to go to class and see their friends. This means that they still learn new material and get punished for their actions at the same
Mandatory activities should be enforced into the school systems. To many kids are not contributing enough to their school by just being superb in the classroom. Some kids don 't even discover their ability because they are scared of not making the team or being joked on. That is one of the essential reasons why I think that extracurricular activities should be imposed to every single kid in the school. Also extracurricular activities is a fun time for everybody even if you don 't like what you are being forced to do, you will find something marvelous out of it.
An athlete has to learn their craft. So I think, sometimes, we don 't highlight the education that is in sports. In conclusion, sports should be banned from schools because of financial reasons, academic reasons, and student’s health. School’s don’t have any money to pay for sports, how will it pay for the school itself. Most kids only care about sports, they don’t care about their learning and grades.
One week the girls hockey team might be the talk of the school simply because they happen to defeat another school compared to the boys volleyball team that might have lost to another school or vice versa. White openly admits that the schools are failing our boys, but since when did schools take on the ful responsibility of the school to educate these boys to fully teach them how to be proper boys ? Is White stating that parents have no responsibility whatsoever to teach their boys some manners, social behaviours and so on? Schools are there in many places to reinforce what parents have taught them back at home in terms of manners and discipline. White seems to be too dependent on the education system to help boys become well - rounded individuals.
A lot of people may have arguments against the reasons to get rid of sports, but there are are plenty of counter reasons to those as well. Some common arguments and questions include: What will all the kids do now that they no longer play sports? How will we motivate our students to make good grades? What happens to the skills kids would have learned from these sports? Well the individual students that do not participate in the sports anymore would have other activities that do not involve rising health concerns or long term damage to the body.
Did your opinion change? At recess, I am one of the good doctors, and a couple seventh graders are the doctors who made mistakes. The result was seventh and eighth grade can no longer mix in sports. The main issue that I hate at our school, is that whenever there is a problem with only a few people, everyone loses their privileges. During a week of soccer games last year, a few sixth graders (now seventh graders) were mad that some of the now-eighth graders were playing soccer with them, their solution was to be as aggressive as possible so that we would just leave.