kids will suffer injury by the age of 15, only 10% of the injuries are serious enough to require
more than one visit to the doctor. I have been playing baseball as well as other organized sports
coaches should take a "how-to" class on what a coach should and should not do.
occurs such as a turned ankle or a ball taking a bad bounce and hitting a player. The third, and
most common reason, a coach teaches a player the wrong way to perform specific task. For
example, when I was 12 years old, my baseball coach taught me the wrong way to throw a curve
ball. After repeatedly throwing the wrong way, I tore a ligament in my right elbow. If my coach
develop a positive view of both themselves and their athletic skills. As long as children feel that
they are beneficial to the team, they are developing self-esteem because they see their personal
build self-esteem because the child can see his improvement and relate to others at the same
time (Michelli and Jenkins).
As well as building self-esteem, sports can help develop life-long friendships. Children
form all different ethnic and religious backgrounds come together to play a game. This makes a
good place for children to mingle with others of the same age. This can in turn give each child a
sense of belonging and camaraderie between different races. Athletics also allow children to
talent that otherwise may have gone unnoticed. If I had not been involved in sports from an
early age, I may have never discovered the talent that I have in baseball. I loved playing baseball
around children of their own age. If not for the fun of playing the game, then for the fun of being
around children that are different from them.
In conclusion, children have fun while building self-esteem and making new friendships.
I believe that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages by far. That is why I believe we should
let kids have fun, and learn about themselves while doing it.