Sports are also able to help kids maintain their health, and they additionally are capable of helping the kids who play sports with their academics. Sports in schools can provide kids with the teachings of some very important life lessons that may come in handy in the future. For instance, sports require kids to work as a team, kids have to be able to use teamwork in order for them to be able to win games (Grace Chen). If kids don’t work as a team then they are never going to get anything done because everyone is just going to be doing their own thing.
In today’s society, it seems as if everything is a competition. From competing for a spot at the best school to attend to competing against fellow colleagues for the best position in the job field; it’s always a fight for the top spot. In Jessica Statsky’s essay, “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” she explains the harsh effects that can occur in children if they are put into competitive sports too early in life. It is understandable that the world needs to be competitive in order to grow and expand, however, if competition is pushed too much at a young age, children may start to doubt themselves, believe that they are not any better than anyone else, and sometimes even end up hating the activity that they are pursuing. That is why parents
When I recognized I wasn't getting as much playing time as others and wasn’t up to their skill level I decided I had to look at the future. I realized I would be sitting the bench in high school just like I was in middle school. This made me decide to do what was best for my future which was quit. Just like Alan, I needed to change my
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. It also discourages sportsman spirit. Instead of being a source of healthy growth, these competitive sports have started becoming the source of depression for children when they don’t fulfil the expectations of their parents. These sports should enhance the sportsman spirit in children and must be beneficial for their mental and physical health.
Dear Parents of Amery Middle School Students: The problem is with sports is that some people think that sports are bad for children because they get to The physical and others think that sports are a better choice than to do nothing and learn sportsmanship. If one had to choose on side for the competitive sports, it would be children should play competitive sports because sports help children make positive decisions and to help them with their health. The first reason why children should play competitive sports is that it helps them will their positive decision.
Supporters agree that middle school and high school students should have to meet a grade requirement to participate in sports, however some disagree, stating middle school and high school students should not have to meet a grade requirement to participate in sports. It is evident, that middle school and high school students should have to meet a requirement to participate in sports. One justification to prove that middle school and high school students should have to meet a grade requirement to participate in sports is that students who play sports do not always get full athletic scholarships. Sports colleges who give out scholarships, don’t just look for athletic ability but academic too. If a student excelled in sports, but was behind on
In the article “Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Play Dangerous Sports,” Jeb Golinkin states that “Behind the scenes, children learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, toughness and competitiveness as well as how to strive, achieve success, and more importantly, how to fail” (530). I agree with Golinkin, but I think that sports teach children even more. I think that they teach children the fundamentals of communication, time management, leadership, as well as dedication. Without communication skills, children won’t be able to adapt well in college or even their future careers and without time management skills, children will struggle to prioritize and use their time efficiently. These values are a part of what makes children grow up into successful adults and without them, I suspect that children would struggle more in school and
On the other side of the debate people think that it is too much of a risk factor and that they should drop the sports. It is absolutely critical that these kids get to remain in their sports because they are kids and kids are suppose to have fun. O'Brien states that ” The parents think they're buying them for protection. The kids think they look cool."(O'Brien 3).
Well this argument overlooks that if schools started later than kids would actually be better at their after school activities if they did do them. Even if students had to go to after school activities later than normal it is better for them. Athletic Business says, “there 's growing body of evidence to suggest that later school start times are crucial to improving students ' performance, academic and physical.” This means that kids that don’t get enough sleep at night don’t excel in their after school activities. Students that go to after school activities build self-esteem, sets goals, uses teamwork and gets better grades.
These thoughts could stem from the awareness that they might not be a good fit for the sport that they have been playing. The level of enjoyment greatly and quickly diminishes when you actually realize that what you’re doing isn’t fun anymore. Some athletes realize that they simply do not have the necessary skill set to further compete and/or pursue to participate in higher levels or competition. This could bring about a frustration or disinterest that could make a child want to quit. As a personal example, I have a student who is not really physically gifted but still enjoys trainings and drills during varsity practice.
There has long been disagreement about tryouts and cuts for sports teams. The truth of the matter is, that tryouts and cuts are not the best option for sports teams. In fact, the best option would be to eliminate tryouts all together. They are tanking kids confidence, causing stress, and they could lose interest in pursuing the sport completely.