In conclusion, the benefits of sports cannot be denied. There is no doubt that interscholastic athletics in high schools are generally good for student’s mind and health. It is the mental and conceptual area that many use to support the importance of participation in competitive sports, something many can wholeheartedly agree with. It is also the same area that some point to when behavior exhibited by some athletes does not seem to support what is believed they should be learning. As with anything, however, one can only get out of something what one puts in. Athletics also provides social benefits and center on concepts such as cooperation, teamwork, and friendships. All of which can also benefit them in school and the workplace. Physical benefits
As Kobe Bryant said; “Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they taught me: commodity, humility, and how to resolve differences”. (Kobe Bryant). Sports are all over the world and range from many activities such as hockey, basketball, football, cricket, swimming, and bowling. I as a youth participated in many different sports including volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, and gymnastics and with all of these sports I was able to grow my confidence, determination, and leadership that I now carry with me through life. All children benefit by being involved in a sport at some point in their life. Today I will discuss the Health, social and psychological benefits and Educational benefits that come from children participating in sports. Not every sport is for every child and not everyone is amazing at sports, but all children should experience sports and find a sport they love. With sports children can grow into healthy and athletic adults as well as successful humans with high positivity in physical activity. Sports enhances the physical and mental developments of children and aids their growth as they get older and become adults
Sports teach important life lessons such as teamwork, discipline, leadership and time-management that benefit males and females alike. Women who participate in sports are more likely to have a higher self esteem, positive body image, better physical and mental health and greater educational success. Youth who participate in athletics learn positive social behaviors, have better academic performance and have lower participation rates in destructive decisions such as drugs, alcohol and pregnancy. The number of positive
Sports is all based and focused on getting in shape and help fix the shape of the body, or might help others to open their mind and will be able to focus more. It helps children to participate in other events. Playing sports also improve skills in many ways, humans who play sports are 3 percent more likely to volunteer and help others (MCCS forward). There are many possible ways that these activities are played for many different reasons. It can help and improve personality, getting in fit, and will help socially:
Sports teach life lessons and help you succeed later in life, winning is just a bonus. Youth participating in sports have opportunities to enhance their self-esteem and improve general health and fitness- setting the stage for an active adulthood. Athletics teach dedication and a solid work ethic while also teaching leadership skills. Managing sports and school teaches time efficiency and problem solving skills. Among having fun in sports, they also teach you life lessons that will prove very useful in the future for your job and help you
Friends have a unique impact on each other and their bond is made with the struggles or
"There is a sense in their friendship that by viewing one another's lives, they were better able to formulate their own futures. Each has been enriched by his ability to explore their thoughts and feelings together, and each has been enriched from experiences with the other's father” (Napierkowski 49). Pokot shows how friendship can help better people’s lives by being more mature as individuals for conflicts and encounters people must go through in life as people grow to be
Growing up many of us knew the importance of sports and recreational activities and how they benefit both physical health and mental health. Our parents, school teachers, the media, and even our childhood sporting hero’s told the importance of sports and how it can keep us fit and healthy.
Sports psychology research has shown that girls gain confidence and self-esteem through participation in sport and physical activity. (USADA). Girls and young women engaged in sport are less likely to be overweight or obese, depressed, smoke, use illicit drugs, or have unwanted teen pregnancies. For instance, in order to win the game, sport player will discuss with their partner and use their experiences to figure the easy way, so the more they think and discuss, the more they get an idea and experience in life. In the article, “The Case against High Schools Sports,” Ripley says, “When I surveyed about 200 former exchange students last year, in cooperation with an international exchange organization called AFS, nine out of 10 foreign students who had lived in the U.S. said that kids here cared more about sports than their peers back home did.” It is true that students do love sport than any others because sports will make them feel relief and feel better and when they feel good, they will of course do thing faster such as school work. Sports is part of the brain
Ask a room full of healthy individuals what they had for dinner a few days ago and most likely not many hands will go up. But ask them for memories of competitive sports they played when they were younger and there will be stories about how they pitched for their school baseball or softball team, scored the winning touchdown or saved an important goal. Sports offer physical, psychological, academic, and social benefits.
In DiFiori’s article he tells us, “Youths participating in sports have opportunities to enhance self-esteem and socialize with peers setting the stage for an active adult lifestyle.” When a child is playing sports they have multiple opportunities to do well in their activity which increases their self-esteem. Coaches will complement them and encourage them as they master skills and perform well. Also playing on a team with other players will increase social skills. The teammates a child befriends while on a sports team will create everlasting relationships. Also, some teammates are hard to deal with. It teaches a child how to deal with adversity and people they do not see eye to eye with. Sports teaches people how to work together with people for a common goal and interest. Sports provides inumerable benefits and lessons that one can use later on in their adult life and in the workforce.
Sports can help people that play in physical ways too. One way is that sports can help people stay healthy. Another thing is that people that dont do sports are more likely to be more fat than the people that do play sports. Also kids that play sports tend to have healthier bones and muscles compared to people that don't play sports.
“Sports are for fun, but they also offer benefits and lessons that carry over into all aspects of life”. This well-known anonymous quotation conveys the message that sport is the game which has some rules and custom. It is not only for fun and entertainment, but there are also some benefits of playing sports and which gives some important lessons for life. Every kind of physical sports is healthy because it involves running, jumping, stretching, mind skills and much more. There are so many sports available in the world nowadays, but we can categorize them by the numbers of players, the three main categories are individual sport, dual sport and team sport.
Students are full of energy, all of which cannot be spent in studies only. The extra energy can lead students to do wrong or unwanted activities which are harmful not only for the health but studies of students as well. This is avoidable through sports. They are the outlets of surplus energy. Students who play sports have their mind occupied and are less likely to have their mind wander to wrongful things. A student learns that while playing, he has to play not for his own good but for the good and success of whole team. He or she is to keep in mind the success of his or her school. Sports help students lead a more corporate and mature life. Sports teach our students that the ups and downs are the inevitable aspects of life and should be taken in strides. Playing for a sports can help them experience hardships and allow them to face the trials, hardships and various rigors of daily life in the future. The very breath of sportsmanship is fair play. Sports are another name of honesty, integrity and loyalty for students. Thus a good sportsman can be the ideal citizen of the country.
Sports can be a unifying force, too. Parents of high school students who participate in sports have higher expectations for their children. They will drive their children to work harder and achieve more potential. Girls find participation in sports to be a way to break gender stereotypes, enhancing their sense of possibility. Also, playing team sports can minimize feelings of difference and isolation.