microcosmofsport - Zach Brooks SPAD 391 11/29/2007...

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Zach Brooks SPAD 391 11/29/2007 Professor Webber Microcosm of Sport Paper Sports have shaped our society and society has shaped our sports. There are many ways that sports can be seen as a microcosm of sport. Specialization, the media, special populations, and drug use are just a few examples. Specialization in sport has become very popular in the past ten to fifteen years. Younger kids are being sent to academies to specialize in different sports rather than going to traditional high schools. While sports may teach our kids specific values, they may not be advancing with the same academic standards as those of a student at a traditional society. The bigger effect on our society comes when parents are spending this money and forcing the children to specialize in hope s that it will lead to a college scholarship or even a chance at playing professionally. The number of children playing youth sports compared to those that play in college or professionally show the odds of making it are very slim.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course SPAD 391 taught by Professor Webber during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisville.

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