Sports Are A Great Chance For Kids Essay

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Sports are a great chance for kids to develop their life skills and to make friends. Although sports are sports are supposed to be about the kids and them learning and having fun, other factors deter them from their love of the game. Complete fairness in sports would dull the excitement and the feeling of triumph of winning, however, there still needs to be boundaries set to keep the integrity of the game.
The “everyone wins” mindset puts the idea in children 's heads, that they don 't have to try hard to get somewhere in life. Professional athlete James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers opinion on the matter is, “ I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I 'm sorry I 'm not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I 'm not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best...because sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better.” No parent ever wants their child to feel like a failure and maybe telling each kid they won, even if they didn 't, is a quick fix to that. Although doing this might be easier than dealing with an upset child, it really harms them in the long run. The feeling you get after losing is a terrible
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