Should college athletes be paid? I think they should. I found three main reason why other people and myself think that college athletes deserve pay. One, you can just pay the sports that produce the most revenue. Two, these student athletes put in lots of work and even sometimes have to miss class to go to the sports event. They have to put in work on and off the field of court. Three, the coaches and everybody else but the players are paid. These kids take time from their school work and personal things to get things done for their sports team and don’t get anything in return. “Nick Saban will make $11 million in the year of 2018 coaching the football team of Alabama University.” (www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/6778847/college-athletes-deserve-paid.)
While some believe that athletes should have their own choice at making a decision to go pro straight out of high school, they should not do so because they will not be able to manage their million dollar contracts respectively. Speaking of contracts, the NBA should eliminate guaranteed contracts for rookies drafted in the first round of the NBA draft. They should do this because a careless high school kid, could just go into the draft not knowing, or caring on how much they are going to make, with the lack of experience on handling millions of dollars. This is very unrepsonsibible for a teenager, and not only for the high school athlete, but also for the basketball association as well. This is because of there noncommitment to have these players
The Sport is a devastating road to heartbreak and failure. (I suggest, To experience sports, you have to experience heartbreak and failure - sounds a bit awkward to say “the sport”).
Kids in society have been handed things their entire life. There has been little to no sense of accomplishment after earning a spot or position on a team. Spots should be earned by being the best at what someone does, not for pitty and for moral victories to make them feel good. “In high school, kids should understand playing time is earned. The best players should get the most playing time, just as the best singers get lead roles in the spring musical…”(Nicholson). A former coach, who has been there and dealt with these kinds of problems, speaks about what he believes in. He has coached previously for 30 years, and every year he has the same problem with kids and parents alike about playing time. However, he goes
For many years, people have been debating about whether sports teams for kids should have selective tryouts. Although some parents claim that their child has felt so defeated by an unsuccessful tryout that they don’t want to continue with the sport, this is not always what happens. I believe that exclusive tryouts should be held for children because they are extremely good for their mental health in three ways: tryouts teach kids humility, in that they aren’t always going to be selected, they help kids learn to work harder, and they boost kids’ confidence.
People say that NBA players don’t need college and people say they need college to be eligible for the NBA. I really think players need 2-4 years of college; people don’t look at the grand scheme of things and realize there so many ideas to why players should go to college before NBA. On the other people have other ideas of why players need college before NBA. Some sports fans don’t care how great college is for a player. College gives the player a lot of opportunities and many things to succeed in. College helps give players higher education, better basketball skills, and maturity. Those are only just a few reasons why players should go to college.
The reasons being, most professional athletes don’t play longer than 3-5 years during their career. That’s a very long retirement and what if you get hurt, it will be very hard to live 50 years in retirement on a 3-year career. Next, it’s not fair to others who aren’t born athletes and have to concentrate hard on their grades to get into a good college. If athletes don’t work hard on their grades, they are just wasting talent. Lastly, if you play sports all throughout your time in school without concentrating on your grades and it turns out you aren’t good enough to become a paid professional athlete, you are left with nothing to help you succeed in the real world. Even some of the best athletes ever careers get cut short. One example of this is Bo Jackson. He very well might have been the greatest athlete of all time, but his career was cut shorts because he got injured. So if you ever want to be like Bo Jackson and play with the professionals, just make sure you have a backup plan like an
I strongly agree with the point of Jessica Statsky in “Children Need to Play, Not Compete”. The way Statsky explains the facts by referring to other people is not questionable. The parents forcefully ask their children to join sports for the development of their bodies and mind. These children are forced to learn the
Imagine being seven years old standing in the middle of a soccer field, awaiting a trophy for participating, and not getting one. It turns out, no one gets a trophy for participating. Is this upsetting or understandable? It should be understandable. Getting an award for being the fastest or the best goalie is far better than getting one for just participating. Kids should not get a trophy for just showing up.
I have loved competition ever since a young age. I have several friends that I love to compete with. We compete every day, whether it is sports or if it in school games. We have been competing for as long as I can remember. Although my friends and I believe that competition is a great thing at school, some parents and schools are trying to argue that we should remove competition from school. They believe that kids can get hurt, but a child can get hurt just as likely to get hurt walking up the stairs as they are playing sports. Other people believe that a child’s self esteem is lowered when they lose. If a child doesn’t learn how to take loss then he or she will never be prepared in the real world. We have to allow these kids to compete
Statistically showing, at least 100,000 college football players get hurt yearly. College football player’s should get paid to play because these players put themselves at risk for injury, college football is a job, not p.e, and it will help players adjust to college socially and economically. Colleges and the NCAA can make money selling jerseys and other souvenirs that might include the likeness of players, yet the actual players never receive a cent.
I’m going to be talking about whether they should take away sports in high schools. Some high schools think that sports are interfering with students learning and with their classes. Some other high schools are ok with having sports in school because it could help them gain lifetime benefits. I think they shouldn’t take away sports in high schools because it encourages the players to do well in class. The students will have to work hard to play the sport and have good grades so they can play.
Now a days kids don't always have time to study for every single class and them having to make the honor roll will stress kids out. Kids are already stressed out with the amounts of homework and tests given out. Students don't always have the time to study and do homework every day after school. They are going to have practice and games every day after school. Then they will go home and eat and do all that stuff and it will be late. Even though it's going to push them harder and make them better students and make them a better person in life, students should not have to make the honor roll to be able to play sports because students do not always have time to study study study with practices and games after school and it is going to push the
Sports may seem alarming at first glance, but digging deeper, it is present that sports aid children in their present and future endeavors. Not everyone lives the same lives. Some people use sports to get away from stressful situations. In the article Pro/Con: Academic eligibility requirements, author Phillip Allen states, ” What if, hypothetically speaking, a student suffers from abuse at home and cannot focus in school? Sports may be one of the few constructive outlets for this student. But then again, how can they be expected to consistently maintain their grades in such a hostile circumstance?”(Allen 2). In a classroom, children sit all day and don't get exercise. Dr. Frank L. Smoll states, “All children and youth need vigorous physical activity as part of their daily lives, and sports provide the benefits of exercise and the potential for acquiring a sense of accomplishment.” (Smoll 1/2).
The passage ‘Children need to play, not compete’ is a profound analysis of a variety of negative impacts that the competitive sports have on the life of children. Jessica Statsky is of the view that competitive sports have a far more negative effects on children than the benefits of it. The ‘adult standards’ that are unfit for the children, need to be eradicated from children sports as they are inappropriate for their better physical growth. These include all kinds of sports that are contact as well as non-contact. These not only influence their physical health but also deteriorate their psychological health. The author is also of the view that the high hopes of parents and coaches need to be lowered as well. These burdening high expectations can cause trouble to the innocent mind of the child. The author also claims that the rules,