The Center for Kids First in Sports reveals that more than 40 million children in the United States compete in organized sporting activities every year. This clearly indicates that the trend of sports is growing in all parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, and Europe. There are various advantages and disadvantages to games. Here we discuss how sports can sometimes have a negative impact on children.

Sports build pressure

The Center for Kids First in Sports claims that competitive games improve athletic skills but at the same time, games create tension among youngsters.

The high school kids often get too involved in extracurricular activities. What was once one of the most enjoyable activities has turned into a challenging task for a child. It is the duty of the parents to prevent their children from getting over- involved in sports. We should not forget that even top sportsmen get tired from their regular physical activities, so, they find ways to escape from this hectic routine from time to time.

The risks of injuries

Sports increase the risks of injuries in the students. Also, their attention gets diverted into multiple things, often leading to poor academic performance. The intensity of competitive games often leads to severe muscle aches and health complications.

About fifty percent of sports played in the United States can cause torn ligaments.

The development of poor attitude

It is true that extracurricular activities are important, but the untimely participation in sports contributes to the development of poor attitude. Our children need time to perfect skills and develop a confident personality to be the winners of tomorrow.

Nevertheless, is has been observed that the children are often under serious physical and mental pressure during practice. This eventually develops into an arrogance in them if they become high achievers on the sports field and potentially changes their better personality traits. It is therefore so important to keep a check and balance in their sporting activities.

Time commitment

For young people who lower their academic standards to commit an inordinate amount to time to sports, this may seem like a good thing. Nevertheless, unless they are good enough to rank with the world's best, this could be a wasted opportunity to study hard for a great career elsewhere. To be a sports 'great' a student needs to consider they will need to participate in domestic and international games. Practice, international events, and tournaments – all take a lot of time away from daily activities. Students may even have to skip referred diets and school days to ensure a place in high-level competition.