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Sports and Culture Do Sports Help Kids Become Better People Many parents major concern today is that their children stay ahead of the pack and keep an edge over the competition For this reason schools are filled with children in enriched and accelerated programs Children are being started in competitive sports like swimming basketball golf and tennis at a very early age Being exposed to such competitiveness and pressure how does this effect a child socially Does it build character Of course there is nothing wrong with wanting children to live up to their potential However it is the childs ability to find and utilize that potential and sports can play a large role in this part This paper will explore the sociology of sports and whether or not they effect the way children communicate socialize learn and in all become better adults First off what is a sport Though the answer to this question seems obvious sociologists study sports in a more systematic way and they need a more scientific definition Coakley 78 It is hard to come up with a concrete and precise definition of sports without making the word confusing to the non-sociologist There are many kinds of activities that can be considered sports and at the same time not For example would you include skiing or biking as sports regardless of the conditions which people engage in them What is the difference between play and sports When a persons only goal is for personal satisfactions are they participating in a sport or playing To better understand what participating in sport means sociologists consider three major issues 1 Do we want our definition of sports to refer to specific types of activities 2 Do we want our definition of sports to depend on the conditions under which the activities take place 3 Do we want our definition of sports to depend on the subjective orientations of the participants involved in the activities
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