Youth competitive sports should always be an option for children to play. My reasoning for this is because the obesity epidemic has been a concurring problem all around the world and taking away youth competitive sports would make that even worse. My second reason is because kids get taught life lessons through competitive sports.
Healthy competition inspires kids to do their best not just good enough. When students compete they will become more interested to research independently, and learn to work with others. They will strive to do more than is required. These abilities prepare children for future situations of all kinds. Whether it’s applying to college or finding a cure for cancer, the ability to be competitive will give them an important edge.Competition can create positive values for kids, many people may say that it can also create a negative atmosphere but I can prove that is not true. There is no better feeling when you hear your coach say, “nice catch or, way to be a team leader.” Even the kids who are not so athletically talented get to be with there friends and have fun.
Also, kids can get a healthy work out while doing what they love. Exercising can combat health diseases and conditions. If you are worried about heart disease for kids then why would people want to take away competitive sports. In fact, regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.
Some say that competitive sports lower self esteem but those people may have looked past the facts.Competition is actually good for children. It is quite normal for people to judge themselves against others, respect in competition is quite healthy. In a supportive environment it can teach a child to accept failure without losing self-esteem. However, it becomes unhealthy when the competitor is forced to compete or feels that they have to compete in order to gain love within the family.
I also have some knowledge my self playing competitive sports. Wrestling is mainly known for being a sport that is all about being tough. From my experience I can assure you that is not true, it is more of a mentally tough sport that just tough. Leading to being full of lessons that can be used all throughout life. Wrestlers learn the value of preparation and hard work, and the role it plays in achieving one’s life goals. What wrestlers learn on the mat can be transferred to real life experiences. Wrestlers are self reliant, they are mentally and physically fit, they have a great work ethic, they are self disciplined, competitive and responsible.
If we did not have competitive sports none of this would exist leading to a much less dominate human. People would lose the resourceful dictatorship that is important to succeed on this planet. Some of the first people on this earth invented competitive sports, and they didn’t just do it for fun, they did it for a reason. Like Magic Johnson once said, “If you’re a competitive person, that stays with you. You don’t stop. You always look over your shoulder.”