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This House Believes Sport Incentives Improve Performance

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Started: 4/27/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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matthewyfy

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Representing The proposition, I would like to define certain key terms in the motion in order to close down the parameters of this debate.
Sports - Activities involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
Incentives - Something that motivates or encourages one to do something or a payment or concession to stimulate greater output or investment.
Improve: Make or become better
Performance: Something performed; an accomplishment.
Now that I have defined the key terms in the motion, I representing the proposition side agrees and sides the motion. First of all, incentives in sports improve the performance as it provides a goal for the athlete to perform well. Extrinsic motivation is what i would want to call it. Because of this, it pushes the athlete to have the will to perform in sports. The athlete then works hard to get the incentive offered, and who knows , the incentive may help him/her in many ways especially if he/she is from a poor family background. Thus, incentive in sports pushes the athlete to perform which improves their performance.
elizabater

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Incentives make people nervous. Sports are originally created with the purpose of having fun. Once in incentives such as keeping a record, satisfying other players, or making parents proud come into play, the sport no longer is an encouraging and relaxed environment to take risks and excel, but is full of pressures and high expectations that may be impossible to meet. Under the nervous pressure, the athlete caves to his or her nerves and fails. This is displayed on a variety of realistic sitcoms where the child is upset over disappointing the often helicopter parent. In addition, athletes are often told to clear their mind and focus on game, proving that thinking about outside incentives can be an unwanted distraction. Clearly, it is widely known that athletes have a tendency to cave to the pressure of incentives.
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