To Play, or to Compete?
1. Organized sports activities bring damage rather than benefits to children both physically and psychologically .
2. Physically, as they are still at the stage of developing bodies, hard exercises and tough playing will be inappropriate for them.
3. Psychologically, winning and losing—the keynote of adult life --- may mean too heavy a burden for children who should have fun and enjoy the game at that age.
4. The primary goal of a professional athlete – winning – is not appropriate for children. Their goal should be having fun, learning, and being with friends.
5. Children will benefit more from those programs emphasizing fitness, self-esteem, cooperation, sportsmanship, and individual performance.
6. Besides physical hazards and anxieties, competitive sports pose psychological dangers for children.