Annotated Bibliography Bob Kinne

Writer memo

  • I found this research to be particularly interesting: i fun that it was interesting to see how much work goes in to learning about how people are effected by what happens in your school gym classes.
  • This part of my annotated bibliography was surprisingly difficult: the research part of the annotated bib. was pretty hard to find thinks that all connected together to help form your argument.
  • Next time I would do this differently:I think it was good, i like the peer review as always those are defiantly helpful.

Hyman, Mark. Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and how it Harms Our Kids. Boston: Beacon Press Books, 2009. Web. 10 February 2014.


Summarize: There was a strong argument in fact we should be paying more attention to having fun and making friends and being active. The best thing in the argument was that it is hurting our young athletes by over playing them. It took the author until a boy had to have major surgery to take a step back and look at what is going on now. The point of this book was to show how kids are being affected by over use of their young bodies. It cover that we should keep sports in are youth fun and exciting. The book shows how kids are getting hurt now and playing more then ever at a high competitive level and we don’t even know if they are going to be better than the players when we were kids.

Assess: The books was very useful to use because it a true short about a boy who have to have major surgery. Google scholar had provided me with this source so it going to be very credible. The information in this book was useful because of it truth about how kids are playing more competitive sports today then back 20 years. I think that this article Is a little biased on be half of this book was made after the fact the one boy have surgery. I believe that this source is with the research.

Reflect: Yes I do think that this source is useful. This source is from Google scholar and is have quotes from the new york times about competitive sports for kids. the information in this source is reliable because it talks about what I'm covering about competitive sports. Well the source is based on fact and problem that has happened to youth kids today because of the sports they played. the goal of this source it to prove a little infomation.

Kohl, Harold W., and Heather D. Cook. "Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School." Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School. Washington D.C.: NATIONAL ACADEMIES, 2014. N. pag. Print.

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American Allergy Association. Allergies in Children. New York: Random, 1998. Print.


Summarize: Educating the student body is a making the argument that we need to be active to help stop childhood obesity in our youth today. And the best way to do that is by least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate intensity physical activity daily. Then that physical activity is one of the best ways to help longevity. The point of this book is to make people become active again so you can be healthy. A few things that are covered in this book are obesity, diseases caused by being over weight and physically active everyday. This book is about helping people understand what they need to do to be healthier and to have a long happy life. They also had stats like Children responded faster and with greater accuracy to a variety of cognitive tasks after participating in a session of physical activity.

Assess: The Book was a very helpful look at what can happen if you are not being physically active everyday. We need it as humans to maintain are body weight and over all health. Educating the student Body is a great source because it is credible. It was published in 2013 so you know that material is current. The book was objective because it gave us a lot of facts about what can happen if we don’t become ore active.

Reflect: Educating the student body was really good to use for the research that I was looking for this book talk about obesity and being active quite a long. So it was great to use. This helps me shape my argument by saying all the things my parents used to tell my two brothers and I on how we should be out side playing all day. I can use this book by citing quotes and stating fact it told me.

"NFL PLAY 60: The NFL Movement For An Active Generation." National Football League, 26 July 2012. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.


The topic of this argument was to show playing for 60 minutes a day could help kid be healthier. One their mains points was campaigns designed to tackle childhood obesity by getting kids active through in-school, afterschool and team-based programs. The point of this article to help kids, not become obesity that is one of the biggest problems in our country today. The article gives an overview of what play 60 is all about. It’s a article that shows us some ways that the NFL is trying to help with the obesity issues in the US. I would say that this article is about kids playing for 60 minutes a day so they can be happy and health for a long time.

Yes this source is helpful because the NFL publishes it and they are credible when it comes to people being in shape and being health. For my self I think that is article is very trustworthy because the NFL has made it and their entire player must be in good shape in order to play at the highest level of football. This source is objective to me because it is just telling us that if you play for 60 minutes a day your body will be healthier then if you don’t excursive at all and if you do that you become obesity. The goal of this source was to tell everyone to play for 60. Yes the information is current. The article fits perfect to my topic. Authority of the article is the NFL. The reason that play 60 was made because of the overweight in this country

Yes the article fit to the research I have been looking for. This wasn’t that helpful because I already knew most of the information on the website. It helps me confirm my position on obesity and sports.

Keener, Stephen D. "Sports Teach Kids Valuable Lessons." The New York Times. The New York Times, 10 Oct. 2013. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.


Summarize: The main point of this article was “while striving to win, children learn about teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship, all of which can contribute to their development as solid citizens” (Keener). Kids have always been signed up by their parents to play sports like little league baseball and softball. Baseball has been a very important sport in history for showing the kids how to become great people. Being successful in baseball and softball requires kids to fight back and learn from their defeat. Baseball and softball have this interesting little unwritten rule in the little league world series that if the pitcher hits one of the batter’s with a pitch, the pitcher will walk over to first baseball and pat him on the back to apologize for hitting him with a pitch. This shows the value of sports for children in the fact that there are so many lessons and skills they can get out of playing sports as a young kid. The lesson of failing and losing is that no matter what happens, you should always keep working hard to get to where you want to be in life. Whether it’s being an athlete, teacher, or president of the United States, you should never give up. Many people think, “that Little League considers itself a youth leadership organization” (Keener). There are leaders that come out of it because baseball and softball are team sports. It creates chances for kids to show leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork by pulling the team together to help one another when they make a mistake. By doing this, it helps them use these skills on and off the field. The position of the author was that he did believe sports can help kids become better citizens and learn life-long lessons to help shape them as they get older.

Assess: This article was help to see how the little leagues are run around the United States. This source is an article so it’s similar to my last source. The information shows how these leagues around the country helps kids learn valuable lessons. This article is a little biased because someone in the little league organization wrote it. The purpose was to help inform parents about little league.

Reflect: This article gives a position of a mother and her son’s activities in competitive sport. The sources gave me a different look at the way people think. This helps me shape my views by me thanking my parents for the scarifies they made. This hasn’t changed my look on competitive sports as a kids.

Friedman, Hilary L. "Robert Wood Johnson Foundation." RWJF. Human Capital Blog, 5 Oct. 2013. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.


The main point of this article was to give facts about what can happen to be physical and mental health if we don’t watch it carefully. It talked about 95 Families that she researched and how they were affected by competitive sports..The point of this article was to show a little research that the author had done and what she found out about competitive sports and the cause of it on your health. The topic of this article was showing us how she looks at competitive sports now.

This source was useful because it had a lot of links to other places were I can look for good information of the health issues of being in competitive sports. Well this source didn’t have all of the things I wanted to know but it sent me to a lot of other articles that she had wrote on the topic. The source was objective because she had done a ton of research on the topic. I believe the purpose of this article was to inform us. It was up to day in the last year. The article related to the topic but didn’t answer that question I want to be answered. The author was very knowledgeable and correct on the topic. The information she has come up with is all right because I was a study she did on 95 families. The purpose was to inform us.

The article fit in to the research but I didn’t get what I wanted from it. No this source was not help to me. I’m probably not going to use this site as I continue to research. This has not changed my outlook.

Ariniello, Leah. "5 Things I Learned to Love About Competitive Sports for Kids." The Huffington Post., 29 Apr. 2013. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.


The main point of the article was talking about 5 different things kids will experience well competing in sports. 5 things the author learned to love about competitive sports. The first was they would fail saying that kids will fail well playing but its part of the game. The second thing they talked about was that your kids would be facing bad manner, bad language and bad behavior. Third thing was how your kids will be too busy to get in to trouble. Forth was you sibling would make an impact on you. She said that her daughter and I had planned a whole day together to spend time together. The last one was they will come back with a big head in other word the kid will be like I'm not bragging, just swagging.

This source was good to read to hear what kids are like not a days in the fact that the kids born in the 2000 era are a little different then I was as a kid. This source was good I like how it had the 5 different points to it and was pretty straightforward. The information was not as relate able as some of the others. Yes this source was biased it was using a lot of I and my in the article. The purpose of this article was to shoe how kids are being affected by sports. On being current and up to date it was spot on. The article was relevant to my topic. The author was doesn’t have a lot of authority she is a columnist. The accuracy of the information it true but there is know way to check for sure. The purpose of the information to shows how kids are today.

The article fit in the research but I wouldn’t use it in my paper. The source was not very useful. It didn’t change my thoughts on my argument. I will not use this in my paper. This has not changed how I think on the topic.

Dell'Antonia 694 ResultsAntonia, KJ. "What Happened to Recreational Sports?" Motherlode What Happened to Recreational Sports Comments. The New York Times, 7 Oct. 2013. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.


Summarize:The article talks about schedules of sports today for young kids. The schedules for young athletes are developed at young ages and have created limited time for them to try out other sports and be involved in other activities. Kids should only be able to practice their favorite sport a few times a week and only have games once every weekend. If this happens the kids will be able to become well rounded in their life. It will make it possible for kids to try the piano, play basketball, football, and tennis without being punished for missing practice or a game. Sports should be more about having fun with your friends and making yourself better. The article explains that the line between “highly competitive team sports” and recreational team sports is slowly becoming thinner. This is because parents want their kids to be the best. If they aren’t the best, then they “worry that their children won’t be able to catch up, won’t make the high school team, or won’t have fun, because they will lose all their games to the kids who spend more time on the ice or on the field” (Dell’Antonia). They push their kids and put pressure on them to play a sport and be at the top. The author believes that the kids should be athletes and love the game, not make it a priority. There needs to be teams that are willing to accept players for not attending all practices because of conflicts, not punish them. “At the youngest ages, we shouldn’t try to develop hockey players” (Dell’Antonia). This means that the focus shouldn’t be on making athletes, but to make love and create enjoyment for the sports the children participate in. As they get older they can decide if they want to pursue the sport they have so much passion for.

Assess: This source was useful to see how some other people view sports for little kids and how it should be run. This source is the other side of competitive sports for kids and what were the negative of being so structured. The information in this source linked well to my project. This source is biased and the goal of this article was to show how competitive sports are affecting kids.

Reflect: This article fit perfectly in to my research because it talks about what I'm doing my research on. This article was very helpful to see how the leagues around the state are competitive sports for kids. This helps confirm my believe and argument.

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