Are competitive sports good for little kids?

Answer On One Hand: Too Much Emphasis on WinningChildren who are pushed too hard in competitive sports, notes Dr. Jordan Metzl of the Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes, are "at risk for emotion... Read More »

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Are competitive sports bad for kids?

On One Hand: Physical and Social BenefitsCompetitive sports provide children with opportunities to develop physical strength and coordination and promote an active lifestyle. In addition, children... Read More »

Why are sports good for kids?

Participating in youth sports has many social and individual benefits for children. Although competition is an important element of sports, it is not always the primary motivation in youth sports. ... Read More »

Are sports really good for kids?

On One Hand: Sports Encourage Development in ChildrenAccording to Medline Plus, children who regularly play sports receive significant physical benefits. They are able to maintain a healthy weight,... Read More »

Can competitive sports be unhealthy for our youth?

On One Hand: Sports provide health benefitsAccording to Jessica Fraser-Thomas and Jean Cote of Queen's University, youth sports have the effect of improving physical health, psycho-social developme... Read More »