Should Students Play Competitive Sports?

 

ARTICLES WE READ IN CLASS

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

Get Off That Couch and Play! by Eileen Booker

Are Competitive Sports Bad for Kids? by Tanya Konerman

Pushing Too Hard Too Young by Jacqueline Stenson

Give Children Variety and Time Off by David Geier

Sports Teach Kids Valuable Lessons by Stephen D. Keener

Why I Don't Want my Kids to Play Team Sports by Jeaff Pearlman

 

 

ADDITIONAL ONLINE ARTICLES

Mostly Pro

What Are the Benefits of Competitive Sports for Youth?
From livestrong.com
http://www.livestrong.com/article/134568-what-are-benefits-competitive-sports-youth/

 

Pros and Cons of Sports Competition at the High School Level
From Public School Review
http://www.publicschoolreview.com/blog/pros-and-cons-of-sports-competition-at-the-high-school-level

 

Sports Promote Healthy Weight in Teenagers
From The New York Times
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/sports-promote-healthy-weight-in-teenagers/?_r=1

 

The Benefits of Competitive Sports Not Always Clear-Cut: "The Intangibles"
From gatorade.com
http://www.gatorade.com/moms/articles/2011/10/11/Benefits_of_Competitive_Sports_Not_Always_Clear-Cut.aspx

 

The Benefits of Sports Aren't Just Physical
From drdavidgeier.com
http://www.drdavidgeier.com/benefits-sports/

 

Fifteen Reasons Why Competitive Sports are Good for Kids
From The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-josephson/15-reason-competitive-sports-are-great-for-kids-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-winning_b_7219150.html

 

Eight Important Life Lessons Kids Learn from Playing Sports
From The Active Times
http://www.theactivetimes.com/8-important-life-lessons-kids-learn-playing-sports

 

Don't Let Fear of Concussions Ruin Sports for Kids
From The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/12/10/dont-let-fear-of-concussions-ruin-sports-for-kids.html

 

 

Mostly Con

Study: No Helmet Brand Can Save Football Players from Concussion Risk
From The Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-concussion-high-school-football-helmet-mouthguards-20131028-story.html

 

Heads Up for Dangerous Football Hits, Athletic Trainers Warn
From The Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-football-hits-injury-20130813-story.html

 

Post-Concussion Return to Learning Also a Tough Decision
From The Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-concussion-kids-school-20131028-story.html#axzz2mpoMHfw8

 

Sports Injury Statistics
From Stanford Children's Health
http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/orthopaedics/stats.html

 

Getting Cut From a Sports Team: Ten Reasons to Re-Examine Cuts Below High School Varsity
From Mom's Team
http://www.momsteam.com/health-safety/emotional-injuries/cut-from-sports-team/re-examine-cuts-below-high-school-varsity

 

How Can Coaches Handle Tryouts and Cuts?
From Positive Coach
http://www.positivecoach.org/our-tools/ask-pca/ask-pca-question/?id=116

 

The Case Against Competition
http://www.alfiekohn.org/parenting/tcac.htm

 

For Children in Sports, a Breaking Point
From The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/health/25brod.html?_r=1&

 

For Children, Pressure vs. Fun in Sports is Balancing Act
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=199731

 

Facts for Families: Children and Sports
http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/Children_And_Sports_61.aspx

 

VIDEOS

Competitive Sports--News Segment
By Adrienne Bankert
From kcrw.com
http://readingandwritingproject.com/public/themes/rwproject/resources/assessments/performance/2012-2013/Fall%202012%20Performance%20Assessment%20Information/8th%20Grade%20Performance%20Assessments//8th%20Grade%20Assessment%20Video%202.mp4

 

Katie Couric's Notebook: Kids and Sports
From cbsnews.com
http://readingandwritingproject.com/public/themes/rwproject/resources/assessments/performance/2012-2013/Fall%202012%20Performance%20Assessment%20Information/8th%20Grade%20Performance%20Assessments//8th%20Grade%20Assessment%20Video%201.mp4

 

The Benefits of Competitive Sports for Kids -- Natalie Hawkins
From Kids in the House
http://mrshatzi.com/sports-benefits-video.htm

 

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