Adolescence is the time period of scraped knees, bumped heads, or worse case scenario a dislocated shoulder. This time period is a time for only scraped knees bumped heads, but it isn't the time period for concussions. According to Lisa Weisenberger, " injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States". Damaging physically is mainly bruising, scratches, sprained ankles, and concussion. Emotional abuse is a verbal attack on a child's self-esteem by a person in a position of power, authority, or trust, such as a parent or a coach. Because of the potentially damaging physically and emotionally effects of youth sports, it is obvious that they are too intense and must be changed. Lisa states that " children ages five to fourteen account for nearly forty percent of all sports related injuries treated in hospitals. On average the rate and severity of injury increases with the child's age".
Youth sports intensity is problem, because the amount of injuries that have been occurring, it is outrageous. According to Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission Athletic Association, " sixty six percent of boys play organized sports, and fifty two percent of girls play organized sports". The problem is that these youths are getting involved in very physical sports and getting mentally and physically hurt. Lisa weisenberger also states, that sixty two percent of organized sports related injuries occur during practice". This problem exists because many of the youth's parents influence their children in various ways. "The level of competition in youth sports has gotten exponentially greater forcing this level of hyper competition", Martha Irvine includes.
Youths have been playing sports in both public and private schools in the United States. According to ESPN, boys from urban areas grades third to fifth of eighty percent plays organized sports. The percentage of suburban boys in grade third to fifth with organized sports is eighty-nine percent. The highest rate of boys that play organized groups in suburban area is exponentially high as of fifty-one percent. The organized sports for these girls and boys are becoming too competitive. We have to make sports fun for our youths that want to enjoy the fun of playing time, also the company of their friends.
The competitiveness of sports began in 1852 when Massachusetts became the first state to require kids to go to school. When 2013 hit 7.7 million of children played on high school sports teams according to National Federation of state high school association. It was about a hundred years ago, when lower class children were competing...