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Danielle.Benedyka
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milesk12
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Are Children's sports too competitive?

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milesk12
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/2/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Danielle.Benedyka

Pro

I believe that children's sports are too competitive as they are really over the top and children should be able to go out and play their sport without the pressure of always having to win. It isn't fair that we expect children to be so obsessed with sport and that we are so pushy to make them be so involved in their sport.
milesk12

Con

Competition gives people motivation to do better. Every single one of mankind's greatest achievements were made because of competition. Without competition, the world would have no reason to do better.

In addition, I would argue that children are in fact able "to go out and play their sport without the pressure of always having to win". You are suggesting that the only time children play sports is when they are playing as part of a team in a league. This is not the case. As a child, the majority of the sports I played were with my siblings, friends, and neighbors in our backyards. The only sport I played as part of a team was soccer, a game, in fact, that didn't begin keeping score until we were older. I, and many other children on that team weren't expected to be involved more than going to practice and showing up for games.
Debate Round No. 1
Danielle.Benedyka

Pro

Danielle.Benedyka forfeited this round.
milesk12

Con

Every modern invention, from the lightbulb to the computer to the chair you're sitting on, was made because someone wanted to do better than everyone else. If no one tried to be the best, none of the inventions that people enjoy would exist.
Debate Round No. 2
Danielle.Benedyka

Pro

Danielle.Benedyka forfeited this round.
milesk12

Con

My opponent didn't even try :(
Debate Round No. 3
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Danielle.Benedykamilesk12Tied
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Danielle.Benedykamilesk12Tied
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