January 11, 2013
Are Competitive Sports Beneficial For Children
Are competitive sports beneficial for children? Some people think putting their child in
competitive sports is a bad influence on them. Some people tend to put sports before education and it
puts a lot of pressure on the child to win and if not it could put a great deal of dignity at risk. As we
know everything has it's negatives, but thankfully positives outweigh them by multiple reasons.
Competitive sports help children physically, emotionally and mentally. These type of sports can help
children grown strong, be athletic and be a better person.
Joining teams and playing sports help them to meet new and different people, which allows
them to get to know people more quickly. Meeting these people let children share interests and grain
great friendships through out childhood. They gain participation and teamwork skills which they will
need later on in life through jobs and experiences. The hope that these children will learn to make the
right choices and do the right thing, as well as becoming stronger over time. They also learn discipline
how to set goals for themselves and how to achieve them. Usually kids who are involved in competitive
sports are less likely to take drugs or smoke because they understand the risks that these actions make
make to their over all performance.
Females who play competitive sports are more likely to prevent themselves from getting
pregnant knowing the negative affect on their performance and over all participation in the sport.
As proven girls have a lower self esteem than boys. This entitles them to be self cautious and not feel
good enough. Even though this is true, girls who play in competitive sports are more likely to have
higher self esteem then girls who do not. The feelings of accomplishment, belonging, and acquiring of new skills
that sports offer...