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.
The article, “What are the Benefits of Competitive Sports for Youth?” states that, “Positive experiences… can build confidence through achievement.” (Davis 4). This means that every time a child does well in sports, their confidence could boost. This is good especially in America because some children are lacking confidence. Also, “Sports:The Benefits of Competitive Athletic Sports Participation in Today's Sports Climate” states, “As a competitive athlete one will need to… develop internal skills for handling pressure.” (Mango 4). That internal skill?
First of all, it is worth mentioning how sports can help a child, which is boosting their confidence. Furthermore to the discussion, it also teaches a child sportsmanship, which is giving full respect to the coaches, players, and the game. Many parents agree to this statement too, saying that it helped their child get through the hard times in life and that it brought them closer to society ( Alberts para. 2) . In addition to the topic youth sports teach life lessons to a child, sports help lift a kids self-confidence.
Self-esteem is a very crucial part of a teenager’s life mainly because it can cause teens to make good or bad life changing decisions depending on their level of self-esteem. Propitiously, joining a sports team can help develop an adolescent’s self-esteem through praise from coaches, teammates, and from playing/winning games. Moreover, there have been studies that show that school sports do contribute to the development of students’ self-esteem. Many critics may disagree and say that an injury can cause a student to lower his/her self-esteem but as a matter fact, injuries can actually help develop the student’s mental strength. Through recovery and perseverance, the student will want to become stronger and more ready to overcome the challenges of getting back in
Students in the United States, from k-12, have access to many academic opportunities before graduation, but does it have to include competitive sports? "Nearly a third of American fifteen-year-olds are not meeting a base line level of ability. "1 Although there are positive effects of school sports on academic performance, as well as overall health both physically and mentally, the drawbacks are detrimental. Articles and research studies both describe the positive and negative effects on a student's physical, psychological, and cognitive abilities, along with costs to students and schools alike. In addition to the findings, practical alternatives propose real solutions for schools, students, and their surrounding communities.
Hypothesis: Other studies from all over the world indicate that there are various benefits of exercising. These benefits include physical, social and mental (psychological and cognitive). It is therefore hypothesized that the benefits of partaking in sport in high school will be similar to those revealed in other studies. It is predicted that the amount of sport that one is exposed to will contribute towards the extent of which the subject is benefited. Therefore it can be predicted that those who partake in sport will reap physical, social and mental benefits and those who don’t play sport will not.
It can help students and maybe even teachers. Being competitive has me and numerous people become better at something by improving your skill each time you compete. It also improves confidence levels to astonishing levels. Most importantly, competition teaches that not everyone can be a winner. This in my opinion is one of the most important life lessons.
Engaging to physical activities will help you to focus more and they have the skill of being versatile. According to Taylor (2007), the best student athletes are also versatile, with an ability to improvise when things don’t go to plan. Not only will that, engaging to sports enhance your communicating skills. Student athletes have better ability in communicating with other people. (Treharne, 2009).
IV. Significance of the Study This study examined the effects that involved sports which affects the academic performance of the student athletes. Studies have shown that time and energy are both required for good performance in sports and in studies. They had proper time management that helped to manage their studies and extra activities as
Most of these studies investigated physical activities occurring in an ordinary day at the school of which they wished to examine on. To my knowledge, sports positively affect students simply because when an individual do more physical activity, there will be a high possibility that they would be able to develop their concentration, focus and sense of responsibility that may motivate them to work hard to improve their academic performance. Unfortunately, due to the pressure brought by training and studying, it is inevitable that athletic communities among the school more likely to be regarded as inimical to