Children and Sports

Children and Sports - Kristin Jung TH 8-9:30am Children and...

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Kristin Jung TH 8-9:30am Children and Sports Children participation in sports at a young age have increased over the years. Kids are becoming involved at a younger age each year. They are constantly being trained to become the elite athletes of their time. From the age of three, they are beginning to pick up a ball to dribble or play catch with their fathers. While sports is a fun activity and is a great way to limit the amount of obesity at a young age, parents and coaches may take the game over the edge. As a former basketball player, my father was very involved with my game throughout my entire athletic career. Every week we would practice 2-3 times for more than one hour. When I was younger he would put great pressure on me to perform well at each game constantly critiquing my mistakes. I specifically remember when I was eight years old, my father became extremely upset and after the game he would yell and scream until I would cry. I truly hated practicing and sometimes playing the games because I would be too worried to disappoint my father. The fear
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course EXSC 310 taught by Professor Callaghan during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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