Posts tagged "Opinion"

Sports: The Benefits of Competitive Athletic Sports Participation in Today's Sports Climate

Re-post: Popular Post from February, 2010 According to the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), there were over 40 million boys and girls participating in organized sports in 2008. With numbers like these, which continue to rise every year, it would certainly be of benefit to highlight the positives behind all this participation. This becomes... Read more »

High School Athlete Comments on Pay-To-Play: Is it the beginning of the end?

This past summer I highlighted the current trend of high school athletic departments charging ever- increasing participation fees to athletes playing sports. Both my articles, Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of “Free” High School Sports Are Gone and Reality Check For Cutting Of High School Sports In 2010, emphasize the direction many schools... Read more »

Olympic Sprinter Justin Gatlin Facing Opposition to Return After Steroid Ban

Olympic Sprinter Justin Gatlin Facing Opposition to Return After Steroid Ban
For those of you not familiar with Justin Gatlin, he was the 100-meter gold medalist in the 2004 Olympics, and former World Champion, who received a four-year ban from track after testing positive for steroid use in 2006. Considered to be one of the fastest men on earth, at one time, his ban is set... Read more »
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The Benefits of Competitive Athletic Sports Participation in Today's Sports Climate

According to the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), there were over 40 million boys and girls participating in organized sports in 2008. With numbers like these, which continue to rise every year, it would certainly be of benefit to highlight the positives behind all this participation. This becomes especially important with the seemingly heavy... Read more »