The Negatives Of Competitive Sports?

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Loud cheers and shouts make your ears ring as you sprint through the field as fast as a cheetah. The brown leather ball suddenly feels as heavy as a boulder in your hands as you try to avoid getting tackled. Huff! Huff! Your breath is heavy, and the sun’s light bores down onto your back. Beads of sweat fall down your face, not just because of the running, but the amount of stress on your shoulders. You are almost there, and you can feel the victory, but then a load of weight slams into your side. Thump! Pain sears up your leg as it twists at an awkward angle, and you fall to the ground with a heavy crash. More bodies pile on top of you, and you cry out in shock and pain. The crowds shout in alarm, like a flock of crows someone has frightened, …show more content…
People say that sports can shape a child to become more responsible, kind, and a good team player, although here are some reasons why that statement is wrong. For example, the article, The Negatives of Competitive Sports by Livestrong says, “The intensity of competitive games can lead players to disregard rules,” (T. Marice Huggins, 2017). This explains that sports can cause children to be more defiant, brash, and cocky. This is displayed when kids win sports games. They can become arrogant, thinking that they are better than everyone else. How many times have you heard a kid boast about their win in a sports game? Yes, it is a big accomplishment, but that can also lead to a big head. Also, this defiant behavior can occur to be the exact opposite. The article, The Negatives of Competitive Sports by Livestrong says, “-supportive activity can turn into a high-pressure and anxiety-filled job for a child. The mounting pressure to play well can increase stress and make children feel bad and lose confidence should they make mistakes or lose,” (T. Marice Huggins, 2017). This shows that kids can become depressed if they lose, since they can think that they are the reason that the team failed, that the loss was their fault. Some people say this is a way to learn life lessons, but some kids do not think of life as a story you read, they do not take life lessons out of …show more content…
Research and further evidence proves that competitive sports cause injuries, negative attitude changes, and it interferes with school. This debate has been a topic for a while, and many still do not know what to think of competitive sports. It is true that sports can help with future health, but you won’t have a future if you keep playing. Sports could help with teamwork, but it can also badly influence a person’s attitude and personality. Anyone can easily run, or at least go on a walk everyday. If you do not have time, then you can easily change your schedule, making the stress fall off your shoulders. Activities like these can be very fun to do, and they are much safer. Some people might argue, “You can get in a car crash, but that doesn’t stop you from driving in a car.” Though, cars and roads are much more organized than sports. In sports, you can randomly get tackled and thrown to the ground. You can easily trip, or get whacked in the head. It has been said that the average person gets into a car crash 3-4 times in their life. Getting hurt in a sport is much more common than a car crash. It’s time to stop all of these dangerous games, and live a much happier

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