Using the different strategies we have learned in class, you will compose a more focused and nuanced argument. You will form a coalition group and tackle a subtopic related to the larger issue of competitive sports. You will research the subtopic and write an informed piece to make your argument.
Benefit of Sports
Competitive youth sports
College athletes under pressure
The Rising Cost of School Sports is Keeping More Kids Off the Team
Basketball Goes Super Competitive with Younger Players
Handling sports pressure and competition (audio available)
Pay to Play/Costs of sports
High Cost of Youth Sports
Should college athletes be allowed to form a union?
Economists recommend paying college athletes
Point/Counterpoint: Paying College Athletes
NCAA talks realignment, paying athletes
Let’s Not Pay College Athletes
The myth of parity
Should the NCAA pay college athletes?
It’s Time to Pay College Athletes
VIDEO: eSports in high schools?
FAQs about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Sports Injury Statistics
Concussion program for high school athletes work
When is it safe to let kids play tackle football?
Teen girls have more sports related knee injuries
1.35 million youths a year have serious sports injuries
Schools try to stop serious sports injuries
NFL and NCAA pledge millions to study head trauma in young athletes
Youth sports statistics
Sport statistics 2007-2010
Cheer safe stats
States take aim at heat stroke, other serious high school sports injuries
Sports related eye injuries are most common among kids
New helmet hopes to better protect players from concussions (for professional NFL players, but could be applied to student athletes)
VIDEO: Cracking down on concussions
Big team, bigger picture (audio available)
Let everyone play (audio available)
No cut policies (audio available)
Splitting school PE lessons by gender 'damages girls'
New report highlights gender equity gap in high school sports
Where girls are missing out on High-School sports
Reasons for gender differences in youth sport
Tackling inequality in sports