Should Children Play Competitve Sports By Owen Ziegler

Children should play competitive sports because the possibilities are endless, there is not just physical benefits in playing competitive sports but there is also many more.

Gerard Allen

According to Gerard Allen, a top tier wrestler, currently 1-2, “Playing Sports teaches many life lessons such as, teamwork, sacrifice, and responsibility”. Gerard Allen also stated later "Without these skills it is hard to be successful in today's growing work force."

According to writer Keith Kendrick, ¨Getting your kids involved with sport will equip them with skills that will set them up for life.¨(Huffington Post). Keith Kendrick has interviewed hundreds of people and is very well educated in this topic. This shows how people need the skills that sports give so they can be successful in the future.

These skills are a necessity in today's world. One of the only places you can get these skills like teamwork, sacrifice, etc. Another benefit from playing competitive is shown here by Researchers at Michigan Univerisity.

This study shows that playing athletics significantly increases the chance to get a college degree.

"Earning a college degree is all about opening up opportunities in life. It prepares you, both intellectually and socially, for your career and your adult life. The benefits of a college education include career opportunities like better paying and higher skilled jobs, but studies have shown that it also leads to overall happiness and stability" (educationcorner).

This shows in order to get a good job you need a degree. You also will be happier if you get a college degree and persons chance of getting a degree is much higher if they have played a competitive sport.

As you can see there is so many amazing benefits to kids playing competitive sports. Overall I hope you can see all the reasons why kids should play a competitive sport.


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UK, Parentdish. "10 Life Skills Sport Gives Your Kids." The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post, 20 May 2015. Web. 07 Apr. 2017.


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