Sport has now become not only an idea, but also a good source of income. It is not surprising that many parents would not mind if their child in the future received medals and crazy fees.
But these medals, as they say, have a downside. And the pictures that we see on television are just a small part of the process called professional sports. What a hundredandt behind him and staboutum is it to promote the child in this direction?
I have already written about one of them – the pursuit of fees. And what, Sharapova gets millions, and yet she was the most ordinary child! Why is she there, most famous football players started with a ball game in the yard.
Another common cause is the realization of their own unsatisfied ambitions and desires. Many of the parents in childhood dreamed of becoming great athletes, but something prevented – laziness, lack of opportunities, unwillingness of parents, etc.
The performances and the pedestal are a beautiful picture, an iceberg, the main part of which is hidden under water. If, before making a decision on whether to give the child to this area, to study the information more carefully, I am sure that there would be much less athletes.
I like to read and watch biographies of famous people, and professional athletes as well. 99% (if not 100) after the end of a career suffer from injuries, and some even suffer.
Recall the same legendary gymnast Elena Mukhina – an amazing woman, whose loop is still forbidden due to danger. On the very rise of her career, she suffered a spinal injury, and spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair.
This is also worth adding the actual absence of childhood in children. After all, this is not training two or three times a week for an hour, but rather a tight schedule with performances, fees and competitions. Not every adult will withstand such a load.
And it is not surprising that most athletes had problems with school performance. Later, academic performance replaces academic progress, for which, again, there is not enough time.
Of course, there are good sides. Personally, I treat enthusiastic people with respect – it amazes me and conquers their perseverance, hard work and the will to win.
Recently, I read an interview with a famous footballer, and when a journalist said that you are probably a very successful person, since you score such goals, he replied: Good luck? After each workout, I stay for another hour or two to work off the ball into the goal from every point of the field! And now I can do it even with my eyes closed, and where is the luck here?
Athletes are usually more organized, collected, and disciplined. They monitor their health and appearance – now look at the representatives of Soviet sports, they all look great.
In this case, it is necessary to take into account not only the desire of adults, but also the will of the child. Having spent three years in a gymnastic studio, my daughter wants to continue her studies further, despite the fact that this year we have the first grade and the corresponding workload at school.
For a long time, she prefers ordinary gymnast performances to cartoons, after which she tries to repeat several elements herself. Just yesterday, she showed the coach a jump bridge, which she mastered herself, and the coach said in surprise that everything was done correctly.
During the three years of classes, we missed only five lessons – because of chickenpox and maxillofacial trauma. While many children miss quite often – either bad weather, laziness, or no desire. And it is precisely this presence of desire that bribes me – this is not the desire of a child who saw a gymnast in a beautiful suit and said so, and I want it, but the desire of a girl who knows what stretching and strength equipment is.
In the near future, I plan to take her to a regular sports school, where the stake is not on a brand, a sticker or a beautiful form, but on technique and work. On the other hand, I still doubt whether I want to see my daughter in professional sports or not.
So, my brother is a professional athlete. His career is not a dozen years, and I know what it is not by hearsay. This is a crazy work and load, it is trauma and submission to the regime. In addition, the success rate of all those involved is small, the most persistent win.
What do you think, is it worth it to give the children to professional sports or is it better to just practice for general development? It is very interesting to read your opinions.