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Competitive sports can be introduced to some children after that age. That doesn’t mean that all kids will be ready for competitive sports as soon as they turn eight. For many children, it’s not until about age 10 that they can grasp.

Before age 6 years, most children do not have the basic motor skills for organized sports. Balance and attention span are limited, and vision and ability to track moving objects are not fully mature. Instead, look for other sports activities that focus on basic skills such as running, swimming, tumbling, throwing, and catching.

Should Children Play Competitive Sports? Competitive sports provide kids with a variety of fitness and teamwork opportunities. Competitive athletes also learn the importance of goal setting, time management and mental toughness. Negatives exist, too, such as obsession, burnout and an unhealthy desire to win at all.

31 October, 2018 The age at which a child should start playing sports is not set in stone. That being said, according to KidsHealth, a child is emotionally and physically ready for organized team play by the age of 6 or 7. Before that time, your tot’s attention span and coordination may not match up well with the skills needed for sports. Many competitive sports are played year-round; Now the question is, how do you know what’s right for your child and family? Before committing to a competitive or recreational team, here’s a few things for you to evaluate: Are you willing to make the financial commitment to club fees and travel expenses for a competitive team?More: Give your kids the chance to quit and it’ll mean more when they succeed A good place to start is finding out what sports are most age-appropriate for your kids.

While there are no hard and. Competitive athletes are also likely to be much more physically active than other kids their age, and learning to love being active is going to have a drastic impact on their life down the road. Cons: 1. High cost.

Highly competitive youth sports teams are much more likely to travel long distances and play in weekend-long tournaments. Great article! Playing a sport from an early age encourages a child to take care of his/her body, which mostly continues lifelong. We have to make our kids get in to sports, in this age of increasing social media influences and rapid access to digital tools; maybe not for competitive purposes, but just to enjoy playing the game with friends.

Those kids “who participate in a variety of sports and specialize only after reaching the age of puberty tend to be more consistent performers, have fewer injuries, and adhere to sports play longer than those who specialize early,” the AAP has emphasized in two position papers. When considering competitive sports as an option for your child, its necessary to start at point A: is your child developmentally prepared for their sport? Next, look at what benefits kids can get out of competitive sports in the long run, not just what it’s doing for them in the moment.

Lastly, find out how to proceed with caution.

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“I want my son to learn how to be a team player,” said a father whose ten-year-old son plays at least one after-school sport a season—sports that he will not be playing when he is thirty years old—in addition to at least two other after-school activities at any given point in time.

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from Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child
by John Rosemond
Howard Books, 2007

• About age 10, children become more ready to master complex skills such as rules and strategies for competitive sports.

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from Pediatric Primary Care E-Book
by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012
from ages 8 to 11 in girls and 9 to 12 in boys, or until the onset of the growth spurt, children are ready to begin developing foundational sport skills.

“Long-Term Athlete Development” by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs
from Long-Term Athlete Development
by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2013

In the “Training to Compete” stage (approximately 15 to 18 years of age and beyond), athletes progress toward refining more specialized skills and tactics in their primary sport.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

In a review of age-appropriate sports participation from a neurodevelopmental and psychological perspective, Patel and colleagues (2002) suggested that children are not prepared for full competitive participation in complex sports before age 12 years.

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At the tender young age of three years, children are starting dance classes, playing in soccer leagues, taking swimming lessons, playing tball, and going to gymnastics classes.

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from Bring Your “A” Game: A Young Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughness
by Jennifer L. Etnier
University of North Carolina Press, 2009

At first students did calisthenics and gymnastics as part of the curriculum, but by the 1890s they began to participate in team sports such as basketball (introduced by pioneering physical educator Senda Berenson at Smith College in 1893), volleyball, softball, tennis, crew, and field hockey.

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from Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women’s Sports
by Susan Ware
University of North Carolina Press, 2011

But from the age of seven or eight onwards it is also a competitive game, since the players then divide into competing teams (while at the earlier stage each child plays on his own).

“Play, Dreams and Imitation in Childhood” by Jean Piaget
from Play, Dreams and Imitation in Childhood
by Jean Piaget
Routledge, 1999

Many children with mild to moderate diplegia can enjoy normal activities of physical education (PE) until they are approximately 10 or 11 years old, when sports tend to become more competitive and the child cannot compete effectively.

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from Cerebral Palsy: A Complete Guide for Caregiving
by Freeman Miller, Steven J. Bachrach
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017

In a review of age-appropriate sports participation from a neurodevelopmental and psychological perspective, Patel and colleagues (2002) suggested that children are not prepared for full competitive participation in complex sports before the age of 12 years.

“Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book” by Robert E. Rakel
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by Robert E. Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007

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  • jordan peterson is an incredible human being and i am gifted to have him in my life as a teacher and transcriber of otherwise clouded undefined thoughts into grounded words we can all understand.

  • Honestly being in sports depends on the kid. If the kid is a hulking competitive beast put em in sports. If your kid isn’t into it, put them in another program to nurture their talents and interests. Could be tech classes or theatre.

  • In voley league in greece a 13 years old girl play in the best volley team in greece and make a apirance in cev champion league ( sorry for the bad English)

  • I had to ride a bike when I crashed my car and had no money for a new one I would ride on the ring road bike track but when I would get closer to work I’d have to ride ether on the road or footpath so I’d ride on the road but if a car comes I’ll go onto the footpath

  • There’s a common theme amongst all of these youth but I won’t say because folks who aren’t part of that “demographic” might get jealous.

  • Hearing your opinions gives me hope that there are some good mother fuckers still coming through who understand the way it should be. PS…..your old man is a legend!

  • Bro u forgot Ansu Fati 17 years of age debuted at the age of 16 for FC Barcelona. He is now called up for the Spanish first team to play against Germany tonight. Some clubs were even willing to pay more than 100 millions Euros for his transfer but FC Barcelona has no option of him leaving untill there is a contract.

  • Easy answer. Sports with kids will alway be competitive, anything to do with people vs people’s in sports videos games will be competitive. Because its just the way we are I guess.

  • i feel guilty that im very tall(like when i go to a 7/11 im always the tallest person on the store even though im only 11) but i dont wanna play basket ball or volleyball, i only play racket games����

  • In the US, a football helmet can be crushed by a multi ton hydrolic press and have no defects. No t sure what brougjt this up but something did.

  • Sports as long as I can remember has been always competitive; but nowadays it seems to have to have disintegrated into something more dangerous than just simplistic, sporting behavior; I have great respect from some athletes who are disciplined enough to be actually good and dare I say, better than other people at what they do (but keep a level head whilst doing it); that’s what makes it competitive,challenging and enjoyable and I hold nothing against those who enjoy sports; however I would question some of these new ‘combination” martial arts and various pockets of sports such as the NRL etc, that seem to be a breeding ground for nowadays for thug mentality and hearing constantly about people being bashed by their partners who are these so-called sports icons and we are putting these people in the spotlight as being role models?
    I decided that sport was not my thing but that does not speak for everyone, each to their own and besides a few litres of sweat never hurt anybody (except on crowded commuting) whether you jog, walk, crawl or roll to where you need to get to but it should be a decision of those old and competent enough to make their own decisions and find some middle ground, otherwise we have not really progressed at all as a society.

  • Football is where it’s at…stuff the NRL and AFL

    Just came here to complain about that…and yes, it should all be competitive (kids know when they’ve been toweled up, and losing (or winning) officially, carries important lessons)

  • SHAFALI VARMA AGE 16 She playing for INDIAN NATIONAL WOMENS SENIOR CRICKET TEAM and participated ICC WOMENS CRICKET T2 0 WORLD CUP 2020. She movedup NO 1 T20 WOMENS BATSWONEN. She is very telented and I AM PROUD OF HER PERFORMENCE.

  • Should Kids Sport Be Competitive? Yes. Should they cause physical pain? As little as possible. Should they encourage kids to run around like mad chooks with their heads cut off? Absolutely.

  • Isaac you criticise cyclist for being on the road then criticise them for being on the footpath, I do know where they should be, but where should they ride if ever?

  • how about before pacman 15yrs old pro boxer beating a man, in the ring and at age of 16yrs old become a world champ.. imagine boxing is a blood sport,

  • Im one too because its not hard and you dont need talent to play a professional sport
    Now being professional at a sport
    Thats something else

  • You should include Chatchu-on Moksri, a Thai National Women Volleyball Player. She exposed at the age of 15, at the international league such as FIVB, VNL and even World Grand Prix.

  • Who is arguing against competitive games? All I saw this man do was explain the very very very basic fundamentals of what we call “sports psychology”. Nothing in this was profound. I go through these comments and it’s like people are amazed. At what people? I feel like he also completely disregards the state of where childrens’ sports are, at least in the U.S. And how sports have become more and more competitive for children at a younger and younger age.

  • Sports are supposed to be competitive. If the competitive spirit goes away, it’s not a sport. The sports become participation trophies.

  • i stopped watching rugby in the 2000s too many rules and regulations, i used to love the punch-ups. and your Adrenalin is going and you’re screaming go go go i went for balmain tigers in the 80s 90s,with all the good old players like Garry jack, benny alias,roach,wayne peice,whittacker and a man that was a such a great player i felt he always set up the tries and never got the recondition he deserved,but i forget his name its been that long a skinny red headed dude,,i also like wests so was happy when they both merged. i still have an original balmain jersey too

  • another thing about hockey is that for some reason it creates good men who are humble. Unlike other sports. I think it has to do with the aggressive nature and team culture of it. It reminds me of the US Marines insofar as how it fosters a high degree of team-oriented thinking and good leadership and personal sacrifice

  • Isn’t it supposed to be part of a healthy upbringing to teach children about competition in sports? As a lady, I hate watching women play sports.

  • Sport was made to be competitive. The reason it is, is that it’s a form of entertainment. Yelling at the tv or at the players on the field, having fun, enjoying a sport that gives us something to compete with. What will be the point in sport at all, if it wasn’t competitive, and that everybody won, no matter what happened? There’ll be no point in teams, having the best or worse team, getting better players, training, having a purpose to have teams. AFL, Soccer (Football), Tennis, Golf, Basketball, NFL, Rugby etc.
    All those sports would have no meaning, if everyone won, and no-one was competitive. Yes there maybe brawls against team fans, but that’s the fun part that gets us to keep watching, inspiring kids to become future players for their favourite team; or to just play the sport as a whole. With sport being competitive, it creates a sense of emotion when our team wins, cheering on our favourite players, or just the team in general. Taking the piss out of other fans, just for a laugh, because all the other fans love that particular sport the same way.
    These stupid soy boys and soy girls are just weak, little triggered piss pots that feel they can make it all about them. Maybe they should create their own game. Not a sport particularly, because the rest of the intelligent world wouldn’t play or watch a soy game. These soy boys and girls can have their own game where everyone wins. And I doubt they’d even get many players involved; to be fair, I think most of the time, they’d be eating soy beans and grass, in order to make the field ‘Vegan’. They’d chuck the sprinklers on, and the field would be sprayed with soy milk and pixies.
    The game would involve them probably finger blasting each other until the day is finished.
    They seriously need to grow some balls and stop dropping out of kindergarten.:D

  • In this PC world entertainment has been outlawed for sports stars, gosh they might say something controversial and the world would end.