My mother and other parents and coaches know that it's good for them to have fun playing the game they love, but they also know that it's good for them to compete and try their best to get what they want. The coaches and parents know what the real world is like, there's all kinds of competition in it. These sports can help these kids prepare for their soon to be future.
“In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year” claims Stanford Children’s Health. It’s definitely true that competitive sports can cause all sorts of injuries from big to small. The media teaches people simply that sports leads to horrific injuries and can cause stress, but what the mainstream media hardly discusses are the great benefits of competitive sports. While there may be some negatives to competitive sports, that’s just life, and to add on to that; there are plenty of benefits which are sure to override to media’s facts. Kids should play competitive sports because competitive sports teach children powerful life lessons, contributes to their social and mental stability, and because of the physical gain competitive sports provides.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has... It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers” (Nelson Mandela). Everyone remembers at some point in their life playing a sport, whether it be in school or to pass the time or on an actual sports team. Even in the case of people who have never played a sport, have at least seen a sport being played.
You feel relaxed when you're with your friends, and when you're doing something that you enjoy doing. However, one side reasons why sports bring many together and connect is maybe they might want the same goal at the end to win a event or make a meaningful memory with others. By participating in a sport, or multiple sports, it can have a positive impact on one’s
So, although youth sports are very demanding, and place large amounts of pressure on the shoulders of young athletes, they still have many benefits to children who participate in them. Youth sports are needed in today’s society, instilling age-old values many children miss out on
Rather than deride my teammates, I support and encourage them to improve as players of the
The University of Florida states that "student who regularly participate in sports are able to cope better with competition in other areas of their lives" (Maddox). The athletes can learn many things about how to act when they get older. You learn things such as how to act when you are disciplined, keep your commitments, concentration, and you gain self-confidence. Coaches discipline the students when they do something wrong like being late to practice or breaking a rule, this helps them to know to be places on time which also helps with commitment. While playing sports you need concentration.
Coach Boone stresses the idea of respect; he doesn’t care if his players don’t like each other but he expects them to respect each other and maybe, they will learn how to play the game of football like men. As a leader, I have to be aware of my surroundings and the individuals around me that I could possibly be influencing by my actions but also by my character. The goal of a team is being able to say you are giving something that is bigger than yourself, one hundred percent effort, including your resources. A team is so much more than just one person, without fellow teammates a leader cannot
Just like I had to respect my coaches and teammates I am also going to have to respect my boss and fellow employees. Last, teamwork could quite possibly be the greatest thing I have learned through sports. In fear of letting my team down, I gained an exceptional sense of responsibility. I knew I could not win games single-handedly, but I was assured that my efforts made a difference. “Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader had a big dream and a bad team.”
As I grew older, I came to the realization that sports were not just a game, they with life lessons. Without sports, I would not have been in the same place I am today. They have taught me the importance of teamwork, attitude, and perseverance. In almost every sport, a team is a family and with them you are nothing. You learn to rely on the person
My time in 4-H, working, volunteering, and my first semester of college have provided me with leadership opportunities and experiences that were often challenging. In order to cope with these challenges, I had to develop skills that would allow me to move forward. The first of which is the ability to work well on a team. This skill is one that I’ve had to practice in many environments such as completing a group project, playing softball, working in food service, and volunteering as a camp counselor.
The first reason sports help kids these days is by making them have a healthy lifestyle with good food and lots of exercise. This huge, as it stops kids from always eating junk and binging T.V. Sports let kids exercise in a healthy way through the important practice and energy required in competitive sports, which is encouraged by kids desire to win and get better, and forces kids to exercise by also getting better. For example, Kirk Mango (a physical educator, former coach, and national champion) says, “fitness improvements achieved through training... In a society where obesity has become a major health issue”(Mango, 2012). This shows that sports are a good way to keep people healthy.
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
The importance of children’s athletics is for kids to have fun. When the child stops getting enjoyment out of the sport, then it is the parent’s job to take them out. Sports can have many positive effects on a child’s life, but it is important to remember too much of a good thing can make it a hurtful thing. As the culture of youth athletics spirals out of control, it is the parent’s responsibility to save the child from short-term and, unfortunately, long-term damage. Parents need to evaluate how far they are willing to go for youth athletics and when they will have taken their obsession too