From the time we are born, until the time we die, most of us are in some way involved with competitive physical activity. Whether it was gym class in elementary school, varsity basketball in high school, or even professional baseball as a career, sports have an influential role in our everyday lives. Children are taught at a young age to love sports and that they are a necessary part of life. Why is it essential that children be placed in sporting activities? Other than the joy of participating in the sport itself, there are several valuable lessons learned by young athletes through the involvement of sports that make them better, well rounded, people in life.
This teaches them that staying physically active is beneficial to their health and that not all physical activities have to be boring and tedious, sports are fun and get people running around, and in shape. Sports Education units also give the students the opportunity to create different plays and strategize how they are going to attack a goal, this teaches them org... ... middle of paper ... ...l Education. Sports Education is a way to get uninvolved kids, involved with different sports through a real life season setting. Student’s physical abilities as well as their knowledge for the game will increase and in result, they will hopefully fall in love with a sport. As a teacher, our main goal is to get students involved physically, and teach them life long healthy habits to keep their bodies active and healthy.
Other benefits include development of group cooperation teamwork and friendship-making skills. Psychologists around the country stress a need for an active life style to develop healthy self-images. Sports introduce children to healthy competition. A child’s failure in competition helps them learn to win gracefully and lose with honor. It teaches youngsters that through perseverance and determination they can win next time and more importantly at whatever they choose.
Sports as well as other hobbies, teach as that hard work can pay off. With that in mind, athletes are motivated to put hard work and dedication to accomplish a goal that they have set. Motivation is the key and the first step athletes have to take in order to see a positive effect in their performance. Sports have a great impact on each individual athlete because, sports allow participants to go above and beyond. Athletes inspire others to achieve a desired goal, because of their level of commitment, hard work and dedication.
Sports are also a platform for children to learn lessons that they will carry with them in their daily lives. However, the very people who encourage them to participate in these sports often cross the line between competition and fun. At what point do parents and coaches stop to think that they may be pushing their athletes or childern beyond thei... ... middle of paper ... ...impress anyone. Also, "sports are a great equalizer: rich or poor, black or white" youth are able to communicate and work with all races developing "people skills" needed to succeed in life (). The qualities children learn through youth sports will help them in their personal and professional lives.
For example, kids can get a concussion playing sports and might get affected by this their whole life. But I believe that youth competitive sports are good for kids because they learn important life lessons. For example, they can learn how to be a leader which is an important skill to have in today’s world, they can also learn how to work as a team to accomplish things that wouldn’t be possible to do as an individual. This is shown in source 2 when it says, “ Playing sports prepares a leader to influence others, set realistic goals and solve problems efficiently to win a competitive advantage”(Duggan 4). This means that sports help kids become better leaders by teaching them to set goals for themselves and by helping them become better problem solvers, both of these skills are needed if you want to be a good leader.
So if a teacher introduced new, unique sports to the class that intrigue all parties they will have a be... ... middle of paper ... ...of school, some of the underlying lessons and life messages within sports. All in all, sports can help teach and guide young people with troubled lives, laziness, disrespectfulness, selfishness, and anger issues. Sports teach honesty, commitment, good work ethic, dedication, teamwork, responsibility, accountability, sportsmanship, ethics, and obviously contribute to healthy living. If a physical educator can help teach these to their students through sports education then they are a truly successful teacher. Works Cited Siedentop, Daryl.
Also sports can increase your self-esteem because you get to win and lose as a team, in which you get to understand the good and the bad along with the rest of the team (Edmundson). Money may be an issue but, it is worth it for the students because they will want to come to school and show great school spirit that motivates students to study.
When discussing why sports matter and the influence it has had over the course of history, many controversial issues have been whether or not sports have taught us to cultivate discipline. Sheed explains that sports can play an important role in the lives of people by helping them discover who they are and where they want to be. The lesson of sports goes deeper than just practicing or playing a game, they help build characteristics that will prepare you for many obstacles in life. Sheed mentions that sports were created and put into schools to teach discipline, patience, and honesty to male students. He continues to point out that sports are very competitive and that sportsmanship and discipline does not matter anymore, but instead the very need to win.
The attitudes of athletes are instilled in them at a very young age. They reflect the motivation and goals of their parents, who sometimes push them into sports they would not normally choose for themselves. Play is essential in growth and develop- ment. Children who play sports with other children tend to socialize and adjust better as adults. Healthy competition provides a natural, emotional outlet for children, but should not be forced or overemphasized.