Essay about Sports Related Skills And Physical Development

1176 Words Mar 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
sports-related skills, which leaves males at more of a risk to interrupt their growth. Males grow about two years longer than females do which puts them at more of a risk to injury (“The Young Athlete’s Body: Physical Development” 6). Also, young men, ages five to fourteen, are at a risk of injury and have a higher chance of growth and maturation level interruption more than anyone else due to the developing of muscle growth (“The Young Athlete’s Body: Physical Development” 6). The reason that women don’t stunt their growth as much is because their bodies have a tendency for their performance to reach a plateau around the time of their puberty and decline afterwards (“The Young Athlete’s Body: Physical Development” 4). Although many injuries occur in women, the collisions of stronger, faster, and bigger males puts them at a higher risk of injury and is just another reasoning behind why children shouldn’t play contact sports. Other than the severe injuries and the growth effects of contact sports, another common argument of why children shouldn’t play contact sports is due to the lack of equipment. Young athlete’s simply don’t have the knowledge or the understanding of how safety equipment is essential in order to keep them healthy and safe. The first step to contact sports is identifying the appropriate equipment, but making sure all participants are utilizing the equipment right is more important (“Using Proper Sports Equipment” 2). Children shouldn’t be held accountable…

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