Should Students Play Competitive Sports?

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#1 - Are Competitive Sports Bad for Kids? by Tanya Konerman

#2 - Get Off That Couch and Play! by Eileen Booker

#3 - What Playing Sports Teaches Kids about Bigger Roles in Life by Patti Neighmond

#4 - Listening to Wisdom from a 10-Year Old Son about His Head Injury by Adam Buckley Cohen

#5 - Pushing Too Hard Too Young by Jacqueline Stenson

#6 - Give Children Variety and Time Off by David Geier or Sports Teach Kids Valuable Lessons by Stephen D. Keener




Mostly Pro

What Are the Benefits of Competitive Sports for Youth?


Pros and Cons of Sports Competition at the High School Level
From Public School Review


Five Things I learned to Love about Competitive Sports for Kids
From Huffington Post


Sports: The Benefits of Competitive Athletic Sports in Today's Sports Climate
From ChicagoNow


Sports Promote Healthy Weight in Teenagers
From The New York Times


The Benefits of Competitive Sports Not Always Clear-Cut: "The Intangibles"


The Benefits of Sports Aren't Just Physical


Fifteen Reasons Why Competitive Sports are Good for Kids (That Have Nothing to Do with Winning)
From The Huffington Post


Eight Important Life Lessons Kids Learn from Playing Sports
From The Active Times


Don't Let Fear of Concussions Ruin Sports for Kids
From The Toronto Star


Save California Football? Proposal to Ban Tackling before High School Creates Uproar
From The Sacramento Bee



Mostly Con

Why I Don't Want my Kids to Play Team Sports
From The Wall Street Journal


Study: No Helmet Brand Can Save Football Players from Concussion Risk
From The Los Angeles Times


Heads Up for Dangerous Football Hits, Athletic Trainers Warn
From The Los Angeles Times


Paul Hornung Sues the Helmet Maker Riddell Over Concussions
From The New York Times


Post-Concussion Return to Learning Also a Tough Decision
From The Los Angeles Times


Bo Jackson Opens Up about Football's CTE Risk
From CNN


Sports Injury Statistics
From Stanford Children's Health


The Benefits of Non-Competitive Sports
From VeryWell Family


Experts: When Parents Push Sports, Kids Often Lose
Fron Chicago Tribune


For Children in Sports, a Breaking Point
From The New York Times


The Case Against High School Sports
From The Atlantic


Michigan Athletic Group Says Concussion Program Works
From the Associated Press


Demands of Year Round Sports Push Kids to Limit
from Star Tribune


The American Dilemma: Why Do We Still Watch Football?
From The New York Times


Study: CTE Caused by Repeated Hits to Head, Even Those That Don't Cause Concussions
From CBS Sports



Competitive Sports--News Segment
By Adrienne Bankert


Katie Couric's Notebook: Kids and Sports


The Benefits of Competitive Sports for Kids -- Natalie Hawkins
From Kids in the House


High School Football Players Death Shines Spotlight on Head Injuries
From CBS News &end=0


The Science behind the NFL's Biggest Problem
From CNN


How Playing Sports Benefits Your Body and Your Brain
From TED-Edshoul

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