Should a person get paid just for showing up for there a job and not actually doing anything? Should they also get paid the same amount even if another co-worker is better at their job? Just because someone shows up and participates, doesn’t not mean they deserve the same treatment as everyone else. Some parents and athletes believe equal playing time for all sports and activities is deserved all through their middle school and high school careers. However, earning your position, being undeserving of playing time, and coaches trying to win in their respected program are all issues that need to be thought of before people begin fighting for equal playing time.
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. Concentrating on winning or losing spoils the fun that games hold.
My freshman year of high school Coach Specht was the assistant soccer coach. At tryouts he told me that I would have a bright future as a player and could possibly play varsity as a freshman. Throughout the year, I keep putting in the time and finally half way through the season, I got my chance to play my first varsity game. This showed me that he really believed in my skill, to put a freshman in against mostly juniors and seniors. Not many coaches will risk putting someone that young on the field.
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.
Save the game for kids who, having learned important life lessons through their only available avenue, i.e. sports, go on to worthwhile citizenry, and make rules that protect them. Begin with performance enhancing drugs control. Lance Armstrong said he would not have been accepted if he had declined to use drugs. If the top (pro sports) demands usage, the news will flow to the
For instance, student-athletes could be overly pressured by parents, coaches, or even peers to perform well during games and practices. For some teenagers, sports are the only way to afford tuition for the college they wish to attend after graduation. They are constantly being pressed on to win. However, this issue can be avoided. With the right coach, athletes can focus on building character and setting goals, such as winning, while still being able to enjoy playing sports without consistent pressure.
Millions of parents and athletes across the country have encountered the issue of playing time when it comes to high school sports. Each one of them is oblivious to the fact that playing time is decided by ability. Not by the coach. Innings, playing time, minutes, games- It is called many different things, however, they all mean the same thing- how hard the athlete is willing to work towards the sport and whether they show it. Therefor, high school coaches should not be required to give equal playing time to all of the players on the team because it is an unfair practice and stunts the growth of the more successful players.
Peter Grey stated that "We have raised a generation of young people who have not been given the opportunity to...experience failure and realize they can survive it." It doesn’t matter if a child is on the winning team or the losing team, everybody gets the exact same participation trophy because everybody’s kid is perfect. If children don’t learn what failure feels like before they are on their own, then it will be ten times harder to bounce back from, and they will literally think it is the end of the world; they won’t know how to handle
Every athlete should have the right to play with one another, no discrimination nor separation. There are less disabled kids participating in sports because they do not feel welcomed by other kids. These kids are not enjoying the right recognized by Charter of the human right. Disabled athletes feel discriminated by the able-bodied athletes because in society we have this idea of what a disabled athlete can and cannot do. As David Legg, president of the Canadian Paralympics Committee quotes “I see the power of sport every day in my volunteer capacity with the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
The Unfairness of Athletics Over the past one-hundred years, sports have become one of America’s most beloved past times. Sports have also become a great opportunity for young athletes to create friendships, while learning valuable life lessons. However, in the last decade, the attention of sports has been directed away from developing children and young adults into superior athletes and helping them achieve personal goals, to assuring that no athlete feels left out when trophy day arrives. Perhaps the most controversial issue in the world of sports today is the debate over whether or not participation trophies should be given to athletes for merely coming to practice and playing games. The argument is what many people would refer to as a two-way street.
Even though it seems like a good idea to fill kids up with sayings like ‘Everyone 's a winner!’ because that is inaccurate it will affect them now and as they transition into adults. Body Participation trophies seem like a great motivator at first, but it will start to wear off. Kids are smart and later as the season goes on, children start to care less about trying because they know they will be rewarded anyways. Not only do they underachieve, but their passion, competition, and desire for victory is lost because, why bother if everyone a trophy? Even though the participation trophies do help with participation, that is all it does.
Compensating them may affect the true sportsmanship of the games. That is why a considerable amount of the company’s revenue goes to the executives. (“Edelman”). There are other ways an athlete may receive credit for their work. If the NCAA modifies their terrible contract that restricts the athletes from any monetary compensation, it will open the door to new beginnings.
Golf is my thing. I play to have time to myself to think, I play with family and friends for fun, and I play to hone my skills and be the best possible contender I can be when it comes to the competition side. So when I think about my personal biggest failure that I can recall, I would have to say golf is involved. My team at school is very good, we have heated tryouts every year just to make the team. As a freshman our golf team won state and I feel like that really set the tone for what was expected of the rest of us for our high school years.
Being satisfied with accomplishments only sets people at a certain level of grit for a lifetime. People can never grow more round as a student, athlete, or character without taking shots in life. As a student, I was always great at academic level classes by earning and receiving high grades. Until I was recommended for Dual Enrollment United States history, I had never understood how much extra work I had to put in to be successful and grow in that college level class. I had a test coming up on The American Revolution, I studied three hours to earn my first 100% on a college test.
That these awards are giving out false hope to children, that saying they are wonderful at the sport when they are not is wrong to do. Those parents who believe in this concept, also feel that it is forcing children to feel they are at the same level as others or that the kids will not push farther because they have satisfaction for receiving an award. Former NFl quarterback Kurt Warner, once said, “They don’t let kids pass classes 4 showing up” ( qtd in Wallece). This quote talks and claims kids do not pass classes if the just show up, but how true is this statement? Yes if a kid just sits there they will not pass, but even if the kid shows effort or improvement they will probably pass the class, and just like sports most kids will try during the game, which will earn them trophy.