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illustrated.1916 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE BREAK-UP OF FRIENDLY
ATHLETICS AND THE CHRISTIAN CHALLENGE Friendly Athletics: Their
Place and Value The wide extent and deep significance of amateur
athletics is not appreciated by those who identify them solely with
college football, baseball, rowing, and track games. The
comparative importance of college athletics has been greatly
exaggerated, and the college man is prone to see them almost wholly
from his own point of view. A far wider field opens when we
consider all the ways in which the American people find recreation
in manifold athletic exercises which return to those who
participate no other pay than pleasure. These activities,
instinctive and irrepressible as they are wherever young people
come together, are to be recognized as a national asset of immense
value, for they all minister to health and efficiency, to
sociability and cooperation, and are often more profoundly
educative than formal instruction. The meaning of loyalty and basic
morality enters the very fiber of American youth through well
conducted athletics. Both their moral and mental values are now
recognized. Schools and colleges are awake to their broad
educational significance, and instructors who are regular members
of the instructional staff are usually in charge. In many
institutions all students are required to take up some form of
athletic exercise. Intercollegiate, interscholastic and interclub
athletic leagues of many sorts cover the country like a network,
bringing enormous numbers of young men into healthful competitive
sport. Among the most important of these are the public school
athletic leagues of the larger cities. These play interscholastic
games in all the chief sports, and enroll thousands of boys in over
170 of the larger cities. Amateur athletics re...
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Richard Henry Edwards
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