The case for Revolution in School Sports

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Dusty Carroll 9-28-11 The case for Revolution in School Sports I’m going to critically analyze one of Jeff Mitchell’s writings “The case for Revolution in School Sports.” I agree with a lot of Mitchell’s statements and propositions. However, the one thing that I disagree with in this article is that he believes that school sports have been made to focus completely on competition at the expense of the education and well-being of the youth that participate in it. I believe that competition helps develop competitiveness and allows children to excel at their own rates. With competitive competition I believe the things they learn from sport transfers over to real life situations and allow them to deal with them in a timely manner. Mitchell believes that the lack of public outcry can be placed on two main reasons, he’s says that the public knows little about the possible health risks and medical costs that come with competitive sport participation. My counter argument is to have a mandatory waiver that must be read and signed by the parent and athlete that lists all the statistics of injuries, health risks and medical costs. That will eliminate any accusations of the public claiming about not knowing about the risks and costs. This will then diminish reason one from Mitchell’s reasons and in return will inform the athlete and parent about the risks. It is then up to the parent if they would like to continue on with competitive sports. The other reason that he argues is that there is considerable influence of professional
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course KNH 402 taught by Professor Winn during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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