What Kids Love About Sports
Do you like to play sports? Watch sports, live or on TV?
Ella: I do like to play sports. My favourites are volleyball, basketball, tennis, and swimming. I don’t watch many sports on TV, but I’ll occasionally go to a friend’s hockey or basketball game.
Mikaeel: Yes, I enjoy playing sports and watching them.
If you could only play one sport for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ella: Mine would probably be swimming.
Mikaeel: I would choose golf because it is one of my favourite sports.
What are the benefits of participating in sport?
Ella: There are so many! It keeps you healthy, happy, and helps you learn to work as a team.
Mikaeel: The benefits of participating in sports are improved cardiovascular health as well as it can help prolong your life.
Do you find sport to be fair, or not? What would you change to make sports more fair/accessible for all?
Ella: I find most of the sports I’ve participated in to be fair, but I think there is some bias in sports. I know this isn’t a simple change and it would take work, but to make sports fairer we need to only judge on skill and not looks, gender, or whether the person has a disability.
Mikaeel: I find sports to be fair but, some sports may not be accessible for all.
If you were a coach, what would you tell your youth team members?
Ella: I would tell them that if you really want something you have to work hard for it.
Mikaeel: If I were a coach I would say “Go get ‘em!”
Join 14-year olds Mikaeel and Ella every month as they share perspectives on life as a child sees it.