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Old 08-03-2010, 10:47 AM
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When children participate in sports does it keep them out of trouble?

Do you think it is a deterent to poor life decisions to have children play sports?
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:53 AM
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I don`t think it is a deterent to poor life decisions to have children play sports. I believe it`s good for them and keeps there mind focused. Look what it did to me. lol
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:43 PM
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Thats a good question, there must be a study somewhere...I would personally say yes its important because if the kid has problems in school a certain year then if it goes well in sports then thats a bonus...On the other hand I know people who are really against competition.
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Do you think it is a deterent to poor life decisions to have children play sports?
No. Bad parenting.
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Getting involved in sports IMO will keep them out of trouble for the most part although parenting also plays a major role. It keeps them busy, teaches gamesmanship, teamwork, and dedication.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:11 PM
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No. Bad parenting.
Are you a parent grz?
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:20 PM
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well it takes up time that they could otherwise spend unsupervised and possibly getting in to trouble so yes
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No. Bad parenting.
Good answer! If the parents would just let the kids play the game that would be great. The problem as I see it is, some parents go to far. Don`t get me wrong, but we`re talking about kids playing sports. What kind of an example would we be setting if everytime a kid messes up, we blame the managers, coaches, etc.
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Yes there can be drawbacks but overall I would say yes it keeps them out of trouble. If they play much at all it keeps them very busy! For example my 15 year old son has been playing baseball since he was 4 or 5. He currently plays for his high school team, a travel team, a rec team and he plays fall ball too. Yes he loves baseball-no his parents don't "make" him play-never have. With school work and everything else 15 year olds like to do he doesn't have time for "trouble"!
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Teaches kids team work and shows them how to work with others. It also helps drive kids and makes them work harder for what they want in life. Sports is important in kids lives.
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Yes, Sports as well as any School activity helps kids stay out of trouble by occupying their time. The two things that cause kids to get into trouble IMO are too much idle time and too much money in their pockets. Parents can limit the second cause.
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for the young kids they are brainwashing them these days that we are all winners, and no losers, in an activity/game

at least thats what ive heard from teachers and friends who have children

that doesnt teach the true competitive nature of life, and frankly is terrible

but as a whole sports are great in development, teaches teamwork, depending on the sport but more importantly teaches that hard work pays off, and to compete, to want to win is natural.

This of course doesnt mean a child wont turn out out ok if he doesnt play sports

Depending on the kids aptitude he or she should either play a sport or an instrument growing up

its proven it helps the brain develop the best

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[QUOTE=Romanowski;3936434]for the young kids they are brainwashing them these days that we are all winners, and no losers, in an activity/game



I have been bitching about this for years. In little League they dont even keep score. In Pop warner they don't keep score in the lower divisions and EVERYONE must get their time on the field no matter how shitty they are. You nailed this one Romo its teaching kids that everyone is a winner and it is not teaching kids how to lose. I held my kids accountable and I told them if they won or lost. Kids need to be held accountable. We call these rules , littlejohnnyrules. Make sure Johnny gets to bat his turn, make sure that johnny gets to play his 2 innings. Its a joke and its turning kids into pussys.
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Yes, Sports as well as any School activity helps kids stay out of trouble by occupying their time. The two things that cause kids to get into trouble IMO are too much idle time and too much money in their pockets. Parents can limit the second cause.
Agree 100% with this statement rda
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only losers don't play sports
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Golf is the best sport for kids to play. Its the only one you have to be honest when playing.
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involvement in any sort of activity enhances the chances of staying out of trouble...but it isn't the only variable that would come into play...there are outside things as well...as is evidence with the morons that commit crimes even at the highest of levels...also need commitment, attachment and belief as the other components to take away the chances of getting into trouble

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for the young kids they are brainwashing them these days that we are all winners, and no losers, in an activity/game



I have been bitching about this for years. In little League they dont even keep score. In Pop warner they don't keep score in the lower divisions and EVERYONE must get their time on the field no matter how shitty they are. You nailed this one Romo its teaching kids that everyone is a winner and it is not teaching kids how to lose. I held my kids accountable and I told them if they won or lost. Kids need to be held accountable. We call these rules , littlejohnnyrules. Make sure Johnny gets to bat his turn, make sure that johnny gets to play his 2 innings. Its a joke and its turning kids into pussys.
Romo: Don't think they are brainwashing the kids at all. Think they do go to far with making sure each kid has a trophy, ribbon, or certificate but not sure at what stage this stops. In my experience whether you actually keep score or not the kids no at the end of the game who won and lost.

Steel: Couldn't disagree with you more in regards to turning the kids into pussys. The fact is all kids develop at a different age and at the young age it is more about encouraging kids to participate. Also believe these rules are set more in place to control the coaches who take youth sports way to serious (guessing you were one of them).

How does letting your kids know if they won or lost relate to holding them accountable?

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The "everyone gets a trophy" thing is bullshit. If you dont teach kids young that winning is the only thing in life they will never be worth a shit. If thats the way you want your kid to grow up..... Have them play soccer. Cause a tie is good thing.
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sports teaches kids discipline and competition also how to work as a team..and at the end of the day i would say they earn a certain respect for people ..but i do agree its stupid when they try to put kids in leagues that everyone is a winner, b/c in real life not everyone is a winner all the time.. their just sugar coating everything and pretty much letting the kids get ambushed later in life
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i know that it definitely helped my g/fs kids when we switched school districts.....her daughter is in the band and son plays basketball and this ended up being where they met their first group of friends when we first got here......

also, didn't the kids who never participated in anything always seem pretty damn weird? i'm not sure about where you guys went to school but i recall them being an odd group
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I think when they are involved in sports or any type of extra curricular activity it helps. They make new friends, build their self confidence & esteem, it can really only do good I believe. Also, it keeps them active & healthy and they don't lead that lifestyle of sitting around & watching TV.
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