Essay Child Athletes
A study of ethical and other questions on the testing of children’s athletic abilities.
Children should be tested for athletic ability when starting school and those identified as having superior capacities for particular sports should be placed into special training schools combining elite coaching and academic subjects. This happens in countries such as China. This idea of testing children’s athletic talents, often very early in life, brings up several points of interest and whether or not the reader is involved in the worlds of sport or education. This paper takes a negative view of sports testing of the kind.