Should Students Play Competitive Sports?



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




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


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
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



Mostly Con

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


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


Sports Injury Statistics
From Stanford Children's Health


Getting Cut From a Sports Team: Ten Reasons to Re-Examine Cuts Below High School Varsity
From Mom's Team


How Can Coaches Handle Tryouts and Cuts?
From Positive Coach


The Case Against Competition


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


For Children, Pressure vs. Fun in Sports is Balancing Act


Facts for Families: Children and 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


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