Should Students Play Competitive Sports?

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ARTICLES WE READ IN CLASS

#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

 

 

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

 

Five Things I learned to Love about Competitive Sports for Kids
From Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leah-ariniello/competitive-sports-for-kids_b_2885775.html

 

Sports: The Benefits of Competitive Athletic Sports in Today's Sports Climate
From ChicagoNow
http://www.chicagonow.com/the-athletes-sports-experience-making-a-difference/2012/10/sports-the-benefits-of-competitive-athletic-sports-participation-in-todays-sports-climate/

 

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 chicagonow.com
http://www.chicagonow.com/the-athletes-sports-experience-making-a-difference/2011/10/%E2%80%9Cthe-intangibles%E2%80%9D-in-competitive-sports-offer-benefits-not-so-easily-seen/

 

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 (That Have Nothing to Do with Winning)
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

 

Save California Football? Proposal to Ban Tackling before High School Creates Uproar
From The Sacramento Bee
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article200187369.html

 

 

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
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

 

Paul Hornung Sues the Helmet Maker Riddell Over Concussions
From The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/08/sports/football/paul-hornung-sues-the-helmet-maker-riddell-over-concussions.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

 

Bo Jackson Opens Up about Football's CTE Risk
From CNN
http://mrshatzi.com/files/bo-jackson.pdf

 

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

 

The Benefits of Non-Competitive Sports
From VeryWell Family
https://www.verywellfamily.com/tweens-and-non-competitive-sports-3287962

 

Experts: When Parents Push Sports, Kids Often Lose
Fron Chicago Tribune
https://www.freep.com/story/life/family/2014/11/17/kids-sports-parents-pressure-stress/19188675/

 

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

 

The Case Against High School Sports
From The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/10/the-case-against-high-school-sports/309447/

 

Michigan Athletic Group Says Concussion Program Works
From the Associated Press
https://apnews.com/27f4760e485f40d9958ed8798de66274

 

Demands of Year Round Sports Push Kids to Limit
from Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/no-off-season-for-prep-athletes-high-school-sports-minnesota-hockey-volleyball-softball/450292853/

 

The American Dilemma: Why Do We Still Watch Football?
From The New York Times
https://nyti.ms/2GCzDuy

 

Study: CTE Caused by Repeated Hits to Head, Even Those That Don't Cause Concussions
From CBS Sports
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/study-cte-caused-by-repeated-hits-to-head-even-those-that-dont-cause-concussions/?ftag=SPM-16-10abi8d

 

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

 

High School Football Players Death Shines Spotlight on Head Injuries
From CBS News
http://viewpure.com/KSnoCh0EhyA?start=0 &end=0

 

The Science behind the NFL's Biggest Problem
From CNN
http://viewpure.com/vnqnfsBbxxk?start=0&end=0

 

How Playing Sports Benefits Your Body and Your Brain
From TED-Edshoul
http://viewpure.com/hmFQqjMF_f0?start=0&end=0

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