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Be it resolved that sport is good for children

KIN 161 debate March 7

Li Yuheng

on 7 March 2013

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Transcript of Be it resolved that sport is good for children

childhood obesity:
more than doubled in children,
tripled in adolescents AGAINST Opening Statement Rebuttal-for Injuries can be minimized through appropriate coaching Opening Statement Rebuttal-against Bullying Conclusion increase concentration
better academic performance
positive psychological effects
chance of scholarships
physical fitness
active lifestyle FOR Be it resolved that sport is good for children Emily Chen
Kristina Cukic
Yuheng Li
Jade Reid overall health and fitness well-being academic performance Better more than 1/3 of children and adolescents are overweight or obese in 2010 By participating in sports -cardiovascular disease (hypertension, type II diabetes etc) -osteoporosis -breast and colon cancer -unwanted teen pregnancy, smoking, drug use, crime Psychological benefits: overall emotional well-being
positive self-concept
lower levels of tension, anxiety, and depression character-building
develop social skills
demonstrate discipline and commitment social well-being higher adult achievement motivation
higher goal achievement levels better motivated Controlled motivation, which is participating in an activity to reach an outcome separate from the activity itself, is a result of academic success. -Vansteenkiste et al normal growth and development cardiovascular fitness weight control skill improvement muscular strength and endurance flexibility and bone structure sports injuries of children and adolescents
are injured each year injuries is considered serious 1 in 4 20% 3.5 million children get hurt each year playing sports or participating in recreational activities. 2 out of 5 traumatic brain injuries among children are associated with participation in sports. 62 % of organized sports-related injuries occur during practice. -data from Boston Children's Hospital vulnerable skeleton

anatomical imbalance

pushy parents and coaches

long hours of intense training Eating disorders The Christy Henrich case 59% of competitive gymnasts had eating disorders development of anorexia between 11-14 -University of Utah, 1994 Depletion of creativity children’s sports are modeling adult sports in terms of games, training modules and even rankings loss of true enjoyment of participating in youth sports 3.5 million = less than 2% of children Children involved in sports recover faster Anorexia is not exclusive to sports Sport motivates children through competition creativity Dance, hockey... learn to employ logic and creativity together innovative, think outside of the box better academic performance higher self-esteem lower rate of depression reduced risk of unwanted pregnancy, smoking, drug, alcohol use and crime due to...
skill level
sexual preference Depression and feelings of worthlessness sexual harassment --especially in elite sports Childhood sexual abuse is negatively linked to adult employment. - Lee and Tolman Adult social life is also affected by childhood sexual abuse. - Abdulrehman Time management v.s. stress level Slim chance of getting a scholarship Excessive behaviour negative impacts on academic performance Does not meet the government's requirement Injuries sustained by a child may inhibit the physical capabilities of children as they grow older. other preventative measures
improving diet
reducing second hand smoke. sexual abuse
low self-esteem
alcohol and drug abuse
eating disorders
bring down grades
winning over playing
injuries Constant alterations should be done to prevent injuries and maximize play Sports is not necessarily 'GOOD' or "BAD' $ Matters social segregation
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