The title of my report is “kids and sports”. I consider this a broad title under which there are many issues to discuss and search. For example:
- Parents dreaming of a sports champ.
- Kids or parents, which choose the favorite sport?
- Stressing kids with too much training.
- Lack of sports guides.
- Health and sports.
- Do I play sports to be a champ or do I play sports to keep healthy.
- Sports and schools, How they affect each other.
I can either narrow my search on one of the previous topics or extend it to contain all points.
I would prefer to narrow my search to one of the mentioned issues. This will allow me to focus on this point and concentrate on finding the real problems and maybe some suggested solutions to them too.
Also, the previous topics are somehow related to each other because after the entire area is under the same title, so definitely there will be an overlap of information between each issue and they may lead to the same problems and sometimes very close solutions.
This will also help in filed questionnaires my questions will be concerned with a certain item and rather short-listed so my interviewers won’t get bored and can answer my questions with concern.
I choose to talk about “Lack of sports guides.”
This topic will enable us to focus on the problem and so suggest a good solution for it.
As in every school, there is a trained teacher to deal with the psychology of the kids, and in every high school, there is a guide to help teenagers choose what is net for their career. There must be a professional sports guide to help kids and their parents decide what is best for their kids and therefore for them too.
Sports are a very important issue. Everyone now knows the importance of sports on mental and physical health. Every considerate parent is trying to choose a sport for his child or at least make sure his kid is involved in an activity that develops his mental, social and physical health.
I consider the lack of professional sports guides in schools is a problem. This problem arouses other side problems, like:
- Parents choosing unsuitable sports for their kid’s abilities.
- Kids are stressed by sports which they don’t like. That affects their education and social level.
Everyone needs assistance. Parents need assistance from school teachers to help them teach their kids many things in a way they may lack. Teachers need parents to watch out for their kids, give them a safe, reliable environment so they can achieve in school and socially too
Schools are provided with professional teachers in most fields. They also have psychologies to take care of kids who have difficulty in achieving goof standard in learning. They can dig into the child’s life and talk to his parents and teachers and ask about his attitude with his friends to help a child cross a safe road.
So why not consider having a professional sports guide at schools and clubs too.
There are a variety of solutions that can help parents and kids choose what is best for the kid’s future. Maybe some are applicable. This depends on the environment and the cultural background which differs from one place to another.
I would suggest some solutions:
- Assign a professional sports guide at schools.
- Assign a section in a sports club to help parents and their kids choose the right sports.
He must be capable to know the kid’s physical strength, the available sports in the area, the kid’s other talents, and the best way to practice these sports. Then he assigns some suggested sports for the parent who in turn will have a discussion with his kid which sports are his favorite and how it is possible to practice them.
This person should also have some training in psychology. This will make him more efficient when talking to the parents. It will also help to know if the kid is faking illness or any other excuse to quit sports.
This professional guide must also do some medical checkups for the kids and maybe know a little about their medical history. This will help him assign the right sports for the right kids.
He will also be aware when sports conflict with each other. For example, it is hard for a kid to have Jainism and swimming training at a certain age.
My solutions are not costly. Instead, they can provide others to consider a different career.
Many great athletics has been injured and could not continue their sports career. They will be glad to have some training in certain fields and so help other kids find their way.
They may also have great stories and some personal experiences that they could share with the kids to encourage them to commit to sports.
Here I could recall this saying, “Remember…there is always a little girl in the stands that wants to be just like you, and don’t disappoint her”.
In my conclusion, I want to point out that sports is really important but it is not as important as doing things right. Every parent should consider the impact of every action on his child’s life which will surely affect his conduct in life in many ways.
Also, I would conclude that an issue is a problem that most society needs and lacks, it is not a problem if I am the only one who lacks it. It must be a public need and this depends on the people and place.
I would finalize my conclusion with this saying which interests me by Coach Gary Gaines off of Friday Night Lights, (www.boardofwisdom.com), “Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship with yourself, your family, and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasn’t one more thing you could’ve done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman – you’re perfect!”