Sports And Culture Do Sports H

Sports and Culture: Do Sports Help Kids Become Better People?
Many parents' major concern today is that their children "stay ahead of the pack", and keep "an edge" over the competition. For this reason, schools are filled with children in enriched and accelerated programs. Children are being started in competitive sports like swimming, basketball, golf and tennis at a very early age. Being exposed to such competitiveness and pressure, how does this effect a child socially? Does it build character? Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting children to live up to their potential. However, it is the child's ability to find and utilize that potential and sports can play a large role in ...

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kinds of activities that can be considered sports and at the same time not. For example would you include skiing, or biking as sports regardless of the conditions which people engage in them? What is the difference between play and sports? When a person's only goal is for personal satisfactions are they participating in a sport or playing? To better understand what participating in "sport" means sociologists consider three major issues:
1. Do we want our definition of sports to refer to specific types of activities?
2. Do we want our definition of sports to depend on the conditions under which the activities take place?
3. Do we want our definition of sports to depend on the subjective orientations of the participants involved in the activities (Loy, and Sage 315-316)?
These three issues are greatly involved when sociologists are studying the social influences of sports on children.
Only since 1970 have physical educators and sociologists given serious attention to sports as a ...

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people you talk to will say that sport competition destroys a child's confidence and leads to a more violent attitude. Others will say it builds character and prepares participants for life in today's society. We hear the positive side so much it has become cliché. In fact "it is so widely accepted that it has been used as a basis for encouraging children to play sports" (Armour, Jones, & Kerry 11). According to Lyle J. Micheli, M.D., author of Sportswise: An Essential Guide for Young Athletes, Parents and Coaches, one of the most important things sports can do is build self esteem. "Children have to grow physically as well as emotionally and sports can help them develop a positive ...

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