Kids in Sports

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Sports have been around for a very long time. They have become a large part of society. Children often start playing sports at a very young age. It seems that people think that the younger children are started out in sports, the better they will do. There has always been a big debate as to whether it is a good idea or not to involve children in organized sports. Some of the reason parents may feel it is a bad choice are the cost, risk of physical injury, and time commitment. A big concern that many parents have when they are considering whether to involve their children in sports is the cost of it. Letting children play sports can become quite expensive, especially if there are multiple children involved. To begin with, each child is usually required to pay a registration fee to even be able to play. Then, there is also the cost of buying uniforms and any equipment that is necessary for them to play a particular sport. In many sporting events, it is also required to pay an admission fee to even be able to go in and watch. All this can add up to be a lot of money to fork out, and some parents may feel that it is not worth it.
Another worry that parents may have, is that their children could get hurt while playing sports. Probably any child who has ever played any type of sports has gotten hurt in one way or another. Statistics show that as many as 20 percent of children participating in sports activities are injured each year. Approximately one in four of these injuries are considered serious. The risk of getting injured while playing sports is much greater in younger children. Unfortunately, it is a chance that parents, and the children, must take if they want to play in…...

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