Statsky explains how life lessons may be learned and friendships may be gained through sports, and that winning should not be the most important part of playing. With possible risks of life long injuries, one should support Statsky in her claim that children should learn to play the game, not so much compete. Adults and coaches can easily discourage young athletes to continue their career by pushing them too hard too soon. Statsky explains, “The spirit of play suddenly disappears, and sport becomes joblike” (para. 5).
After these are completed, the boarder with the top score earns the gold. The equipment used in half-pipe competitions is unlike that used for other snowboard events. Riders wear soft flexible boots with short wide flexible boards, almost the opposite of those used in slalom. The United States typically does quite well in these competitions amassing 14 medals from both men’s and women's half-pipe. When talking about the half-pipe events there is one name usually comes to Americans’ minds, Shaun White.
At the 1936 Games, a Hungarian judge placed the Hungarian skaters second and third, which stood out when no other judge had placed them higher than seventh. In 1927 at the World Championships in Oslo, a Norwegian skater placed first, thanks to three Norwegian judges. That led the International Skating Union to restrict each country to one judge. Although these are significant examples of figure skating trickery, they were not really important until now. Journalists are researching the history of figure skating, and making known scandals that had occurred in the past.
Not too many gymnasts’ dreams become a reality because there are not many coaches who are tough with them. Most rhythmic gymnastic skills are very challenging and can sometimes be scary for a gymnast to do, but a hard-core coach can scare a gymnast to complete the skill by yelling. Yelling is also a great way to force a lazy gymnast to work harder, “They do this by pushing their athletes outside of their comfort zone, physically, mentally and emotionally, and then helping them discover that, in fact, they can do better than they first believed they could.” (Competitive Advantage). Coaches who mentally mess with their gymnasts’ minds causes them to compete better. For a gymnast, competing is filled with mind games and escaping negative thoughts.
No, I’m not referring to dancing as ballet, folklore, or tap dancing; those may be too difficult or “advanced” for many of us, including myself. When I mention dancing, I refer to it as its dictionary definition, “to move one’s feet or body, or both in a pattern of steps, accompanied by music.” This demonstrates that dancing is something we are all capable of doing, we just need to be willing to try. So now that this is clear, let’s continue learning about one of the positive effects of dancing. Dancing has far more positive aspects than entertainment, dancing is a way to release stress and minimize depression, while creating a positive and healthy environment. Dancing minimizes depression and promotes a happier lifestyle for many people.
Children compete to win in the same way that adults do, and they do so on their own without any adult pressure. Common playground gam... ... middle of paper ... ...petitive sports can cause lasting harm and have no benefits for these children (Statsky 627), then examples of how childhood competition negatively affected individuals years after the fact would go a long way to proving her accusation. As Statsky's thesis rests on the assumption that adult imposition of competition and organization in children's sports makes the games neither satisfactory nor beneficial to the children, then lack of benefit must be shown along with lack of satisfaction. The existence of unsatisfied child athletes in organized sports is no indication that children are somehow unsuited to competition and team sports. Works Cited Statsky, Jessica.
They want their children to succeed, and that blinds them. Supporters of pageants do not acknowledge the severe effects that these contests can have on a child. They may be oblivious to the immediate and long term effects. Pageants can influence the way a contestant lives their entire life, not just their pageant performances. Though these parents may agree with pageants they do not agree with the harming of children.
Hatton also says cheerleading is a sport because of the competitive aspects. We believe cheerleading is not a sport, because not all cheerleaders compete. Most cheerleaders rarely, if ever, show athleticism. Cheerleading is an activity based on confidence and school spirit. Activities in schools such as debate clubs revolve around the trust, confidence and competition of the team members yet most people do not consider debate club a sport.
There is no attention to the popularity of dance education. The most direct reason for this phenomenon is that there is no definite function and position of dance education in the whole national education system. In fact, dance education, dance ability is the ability to control body movement, body movement intelligence, which itself is an important intelligence, is a part of basic education, has a very positive contribution to the development of dance activities on multiple intelligences. For example, dancing skills have a considerable effect on the learning of other subjects. Research shows that school-dance specialist or other musically student does not like people think the determination or raffish, but instead some students both academic achievement and organizational capabilities are much higher than other students.
But without the competitive aspect, it would not be a sport. To be a sport, a team has to compete against another team for the enjoyment and entertainment of others (Sport, 1). This is the goal of any competitive dancer or dance team. For something to be a sport, it specifically needs to be in a competition setting as well as have the purpose behind it of entertaining. People do not go to a football or basketball game to sit there and watch two teams just play an equal and fair game with no activity and no winner.