er reason for the privatization of youth sports is the “growing consumer culture which was transforming sport from a means to an end rather than an end in itself, these private adult directed” (Wiggins, p.65). Moreover, over emphasize on winning has been increasing day by day in American society. Winning a sports competition is considered as a status symbol in American social life at present. Government have limitations in spending too much for the growth of sports and games in the country. In short, increasing privatization of youth sports in America was caused by the potential of sports in generating profits as well as the changing social norms and beliefs about the value of sports in raising the status of a country.
There are many positive and negative consequences of privatization of sports. Some of the negative consequences are related to education, management and human rights. While privatizing sports, youths will get fewer chances for their education as the private businessmen who sponsor them would force them to concentrate more on sports training rather than their studies. Moreover, private businessmen would enforce autocratic management styles as a measure to force the athletes to win competitions. In short, youth athletes may become a profit making commodity in the hands of private businessmen because of the increasing privatization of sports activities. Moreover, privatization may leave many children from low-income families on the side-lines with limited opportunities to participate in competitive youth sport programs (Coakley). At the same time, privatization of sports helps to reduce governmental expenditure in sports activities. Moreover, it helps the athletes to get better training and facilities so that their winning chances will be improved.
Explain the relationship between the dominant social class ideology in the United States and sport. In your answer, identify the two main themes of the American dominant class ideology. How are they