Organized Sports vs Unstructured Free Play Research Paper

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This week you will reflect on the debate of organized sports vs. unstructured free play. Over the years, parents, teachers, and researchers have weighed the advantages and disadvantages of each in consideration as to what is most appropriate for young children.

In this discussion forum you will research the issues and then offer the pros and cons for both organized sport and unstructured free play in the following categories:

  • Cost of equipment and participation
  • Safety and injuries
  • Relevance within a school environment
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Developing relationships within the community
  • Home/school connection

You must include at least two outside sources. One source should support organized sports and one should support unstructured free play.

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Running head: ORGANISED SPORTS VS FREE PLAY

Organised Sports Vs Free Play
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ORGANISED SPORTS VS FREE PLAY

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Organised Sports Vs Free Play
Engaging in sports is one of the most joyful and natural ways in which a child can
express excellence and grace in his/her life, not forgetting the many benefits it provides.
These include a sense of community, confidence, fun, physical exercise, among others. Play
contributes to physical, cognitive, emotional as well as social well-being of a child, essential
in development. Children’s play activities have two different forms: organized or structured
sports and unstructured free play. There are, however, some pros and cons in both.
With structured sports, organized sports programs include certified athletic trainers
who have the responsibility of recognizing, preve...

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