Unformatted text preview: Sports appear to me as a great way to learn how to work together as a team and pursue towards goals, but for some kids they turn into an idol, a center point of attention in their lives. Parents enroll their kids in city sports leagues as early as 4 or 5 years old. This can either establish a great foundation for their lives or create a monster that thinks about nothing but excelling in sports. I was one of those kids who grew up playing sports ever since I could walk. It was very competitive from the beginning. There is a great sense of responsibility to do well and please your parents. As I got older it almost became a sense of responsibility to train and practice to get better. If I ever took a day off my parents would pressure me to the point of feeling guilty that I had not practiced for my sport. I viewed sports as a great way to have competitive fun, but my parents saw that I had potential to make a career out of it and pressured me to the point that it was no longer fun, but a work type responsibility. It can indeed become a great way to put point that it was no longer fun, but a work type responsibility....
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2009 for the course ANT 2511 taught by Professor Sinelli during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08