Participation rates in high school sports are declining. A study done by the National Alliance for Youth Sports showed that 70% of students quit playing sports by the age of 13 (Miner). This is because they do not want to have to dedicate more time and effort to their activities. Sports may seem less enjoyable as high schoolers because there is more pressure to work hard and improve, rather than just have fun. Young athletes are often given playing time because it’s fair, but as students
There are a lot of aspects that should be taken into account when determining what makes an athlete successful. One could argue that natural ability is one of the determining factors which leads to success. For example, if an athlete has dreams of playing in the NBA then height makes a difference. There aren’t many successful players in the league under six feet tall. One could argue that level of competition plays a role in the development of an athlete. This could include the skill level of the opponent or outside factors such as playing conditions or game circumstances. These types of arguments play a role in athlete success, but will not be used in this paper because they are factors that are out of the athlete’s control. This paper
According to Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Strength doesn’t come from your winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” During the first few Olympics athletics, jumping, discus, javelin, wrestling, boxing, Pankration, and the equestrian events were the most popular and played events for the track. Many track and field events during our current society were popular during the original Olympics.
The first televised sporting event in America was “a college baseball game between Columbia and Princeton in 1939”. Ever since that point, watching sports has been a major component of American entertainment. There are few things more inherently American than our collective love of baseball and football. Athletes are viewed as those who can do the impossible; those who can hit a baseball 100 miles per hour, throw a football with perfect precision, or run a mile in under 4 minutes. The use of American athletes in cereal advertisements is a powerful persuasion method for sports-loving consumers.
Part of American culture dwells on sports. It’s hard not to think of America without considering of football or baseball. Athletics are a dominant aspect in high school, with a substantial amount of teens playing high school sports. They are a fundamental for countless youth around the nation. Team high school sports are valuable to growth, since they provide an opportunity to create friends, and encourage sportsmanship. Nevertheless, some would say they create an overemphasis on winning. However, this is only in the minds of coaches and parents. By winning, teens learn how to be a good sport and be humble in victory, and if they lose, how to cope with defeat.
Over the last decade, the prominence and relevance of sports has permeated the social fabric of American culture. As a sociological construct, sports have helped create a new sense of identity for millions of Americans by appealing to their personal and physical needs and by subconsciously influencing the manner in which they interact with one another. When analyzed through a sociological framework, sports have the capacity to transcend racial, political and socioeconomic barriers making it one of the world’s most powerful community-building institutions.
Any athlete who has an understanding of the game they are playing could easily sort out any issues that occur on the field. At my age, a player could learn the game simply by trial and error, and by now they would have a very wide understanding of their game. While coaches could be considered important, a coach does not account for fifty percent of an athletes’ success. A great coach could make a better team, but a bad coach could ruin the game for many. Without a doubt, coaches can be very useful, but they are nowhere near fifty percent of any athletes’ success. If an athlete does not have a positive mindset or motivation to succeed, a coach’s effort is pointless. An athlete could train themselves and make their own decisions and be very successful. Some athletes quit playing the sport they love because they had an awful coach who ruined the game for them. An athlete could get places by themselves, a coach is not needed nor fifty percent of their
Sports as a career is something few people ever achieve. The majority of people in the sporting world don’t earn the large wages of its biggest stars. In the USA, it’s important to encourage people to enter sports as a career. In this essay, I will investigate why the education system should do more to encourage people to enter the sporting world.
Americans enjoy their sports. Watching, playing and cheering for a favorite team is all part of American culture. More than 36 million kids ages 5 -18 years old play an organized sport each year. Football being the most popular high school sport with more than 1.2 million players each year, while the number of high schoolers playing soccer is 286,000. With so many youth participating in organized sports each year, coaches are playing a key role in the lives of their athletes (Seth, "Youth Sports Participation Statistics"). Being successful in a sport does not just require work on the athlete’s part but also a coach willing to do what it takes to impact the player. Coaches have an opportunity to teach many lessons to their players including
Sports have such an enormous part of people’s lives and they influence us in various ways. People not only participate in sports, but they discuss, follow, write, and even fantasize about them daily. Particularly through the eyes of young children, who often view professional athletes as role models, and look up to them. Popular culture is a part of everyone’s lives today, and it affects sports through a plethora of positive and negative ways. Popular culture makes certain athletes look very humbling, but then sometimes it could make an athlete look like a complete fool. Many young boys who enjoy sports usually have dreams of playing professionally one day. Therefore these athlete role models have such a
Have you ever wondered why an athlete doesn't perform well? The coaching job could be the answer. Across the world, athletes are performing daily with success and with failure. The coach is potentially the one to blame when things don’t go well. The way a coach teaches can affect the athletes in many ways. They can be detrimental or they can be positive; either way they have lifelong impact on the athlete.
Players who compete in high-level athletics can be very childish, almost like the entire time they were growing up they only focused on the sport and never learned from their mistakes. With immaturity and lack of responsibility, players can be the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. This can not only be detrimental to them, but it can make the people around them look at them as a
For years sports have been around and involved in different cultures across the world. There have been different kinds, rules and levels of sports in need of one common ingredient that being a coach to organize and lead them. We find coaching in sports to not only be fun and interesting, but also it is a great example of organizational behavior. To be successful coaches must be specialized in skills such as leadership, motivation, self awareness, stress, empathy….(ect add other topics we used) to be able to effectively manage and coach a team. They use these skills in many different ways in order to properly lead a team to succeed.
Bad coaches don’t care if they affect everyone they come into contact with and the people around them. When their not kind to a player the player goes home with a bad attitude affecting the whole family. The player starts to treat their family members like the coach treats them, thinking that that’s ok that’s how an adult treated them so it must be ok. That makes all adults look bad too. This has happen in my own family life. This isn’t ok at all ever and if it’s a young player it’s even harder for them to distinguish what was right and wrong in the situation. “There are a lot of “coaches” out there who don’t have CLUE ONE about how to really coach! These individuals consistently do far more damage to young people than they do
As both children and parents look towards a bright future, preparing future leaders today means equipping young people with the skillset employers to seek and participation in organized youth sports provide just that. Youth sports participation continues to play a major part in our preparation for a successful career. Numerous studies on youth sports participation have found that sports provide a positive influence on character building in children and young adults. It continues to be an on-going debate on whether ‘sports build or reveal character’ but through literature analysis, it has been shown that sustained participation in youth sports predicts a child’s career success due to self-motivation, work ethics, and leadership skills. Involvement in any coordinated physical activity has the ability to enhance the competency necessary to develop future economic success. Youths of all ages regardless of gender, who employ sports participation into their academic curriculum can have a significantly higher wage than those who chose not participate. In addition, formulated physical activity advances self-motivation, discipline, work ethics, and leadership skills which correlate to greater financial opportunities. This paper will argue that there is indeed a correlation between engaging in organized sports as a youth to receiving higher salaries in the future.