Negative Effects In Sports

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Timeout In July of 2000, a father was charged with beating another father dead over their sons’ hockey game. A month later, a Illinios teen hockey player accepted a plea bargain and plead guilty to a misdemeanor for giving a rival player an injury that paralyzed the teen. (James, par. 2) You think that’s bad? "You have the opportunity today to rip their freakin ' head off and let them bleed"..."If I cut 'em with a knife, they 're going to bleed red, just like you!" These are just a few words of encouragement from Charles Chavarria, a football coach in San Antonio, TX. (Nesbitt, par. 1) Now one may think to themselves, ‘What is so bad about that? He is just trying to motivate them.’ However, this is not a speech to college players …show more content…
The person may lose the motivation to participate in their sport, especially if losing is a possible outcome. An emotional threat can also make a person feel like they cannot get out of the situation they are in, causing a lack of confidence and an increase in negative emotions such as fear, frustration, or helplessness. Anxiety is another effect, leading to a person’s focus being drawn away from being useful and more towards negative thoughts. (Taylor, par. 1) This can cause a poor athletic performance and little to no enjoyment participating in the sport. During a 2010 study, it was noticed that higher level athletes have more intense emotional reactions to smaller issues. Often, small mistakes in practice seem to ignite a response that is overly aggressive compared to the situation. There are undoubted physical, emotional, and physiological benefits to playing sports,, but when the expectation to win and be the best starts to become excess pressure, all of these benefits are canceled out. In addition to causing emotional distress, youth sports programs do not make an effort to teach proper behavior or character to young …show more content…
This is a brain injury that is caused by a strong impact on the head. The impact is usually strong enough to rattle the brain inside of the skull, which can bruise the brain tissue, damage brain cells, and even create chemical changes within the brain. It has been proven that obtaining a concussion can have an effect on a child’s transition back into school. The amount of work that a student has to complete has to be adjusted through the healing process. This is only one injury compared to the many that athletes receive every season. Most youth end up injured due to the physical nature of their sport. (Muftau, par. 2) Therefore, this further explains how youth sports programs are too aggressive. Youth sports programs exceed the necessary amount of aggressiveness, causing emotional health issues, leaving good morals and behavior untaught, and promoting long-term injury. There are many benefits for youth in playing sports, but just as many negative factors. Do youth really need to be exposed to so much aggression at such a young

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