Essay The Danger in Youth Sports

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It was a bright, sunny, hot day at the end of august. Our football team had an amazing offensive line as we were stacked with linemen each exceeding over 200 pounds. There were many pressures on us to be a very good team and they pushed us all very hard to be the best. Practice five days a week with lifting on the other two days, no days off was our motto! Our scrimmage had gone very well that day and as it was coming to an end, the starters were out and we were taking our pads off when I heard my coach yell from the side that one of the players got a stinger and he needed me back in. I threw my pads back on and went in. The play was called and the ball was run to my side. I threw my blocker off me and went for the tackle. As I threw my…show more content…
Not only coaches, but parents are very aggressive when it comes to sports and it puts a lot of pressure of the kids who play it and suck all the fun out of the love of the game. Children are physically and verbally abused to be the best and can be discouraged at a very young age and have low self esteem. Injuries are at an all time high and this is very dangerous for the development of kids. Children face verbal and physical abuse at a young age because of overly competitive parents and coaches and because of that, they never learn the most important thing about playing sports, having fun. Youth sports have been around since the early to mid 1900s and have become in institution, especially in North America. Sports such as baseball, hockey, football, soccer and many others accumulate 44 million kids per year. Little league baseball was created by Carl Stotz in 1939 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. As of 2014, there are 500,000 organized little league baseball teams in the United States alone. The organization of little league baseball has now spread over the whole world where they compete in the little league world series. The first youth football team was founded in 1929 by Joseph J. Tomlin in Philadelphia. He started a 4 team league called the Junior Football Conference, which would later change its name to Pop Warner football in honor of the legendary Temple football
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