The Impact Of We Have On Youth Athletes

1910 Words Mar 10th, 2015 8 Pages
Calvin Hoang
Mr. Fisher
Expository Reading and Writing
5 March 2015

The Impact We Have on Youth Athletes In the US alone, we carry roughly around 45 million children and adolescent that participate in an organized youth sport. These organized programs run from companies such as YMCA, ACES, AYSO and other ethnic organizations like SEYO and JETTS. According to an article written by Donna L Merkel, she informs us that about 75 percent of American families within the age of four to nine, have at least participated in an organized sport. In most cases, it is said that these children are becoming more happy and living in a much more healthy lifestyle when they go to these events. Although, statistics have show that these kids are being injured drastically over the years. Researchers have shown that there have been over 2.6 million emergency visits each year for those that have been aged between 5-24. That being a problem, parents have been second guessing themselves whether they should put their children 's back into these programs. We all know that it is tough to come back from an injury, but that 's the thing that only makes us stronger to learn from our mistakes. Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer Michael Jordan once said that "If you wish to achieve, there will be roadblocks. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." Over the last few decades, hundreds of coaches have been pushing these kids to the best of their abilities by giving them hours and structure…
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