What Children Learn in Sports

1429 Words Feb 16th, 2018 6 Pages
The usual answer would come out of the 12 year old mind “Yeah”, and I never thought about this question until I made it to my high school years. Until then, I thought the only reason I did the sport then was to hang out with my friends, do something I always see college or professionals do, or to impress my parents or someone. I notice now that the one reason my parents wanted me to do organized sports when I was young was to have fun, and that should be the only question to any youth sport taking place. Children assume right away that they have responsibilities when they first hear about or participate in a sports program. However, these children also have rights when they compete. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s Youth Sports Task Force, developed a “Bill of Rights” for all these young athletes. They believe that these rights provide a great foundation for building children into adults the right way. These rights include: 1. Right to participate in sports. 2. Right to participate at a level commensurate with each child’s maturity and ability. 3. Right to have qualified adult leadership. 4. Right to play as a child and not as an adult. 5. Right to share in the leadership and decision-making of sport participation. 6. Right to participate in safe and healthy environments. 7.…