DNA scans can't accurately predict whether you'll be the next sports legend. But according to some companies that are selling them, the scans can indicate the types of sports you'd be good at.
Is it possible that someone who isn't genetically geared to a sport could still be good at it? Absolutely. But whether or not these tests are accurate, they do bring up an interesting question: How much athletic ability is genetic - and how much of it is the result of hard work?
Carl Azuz, Anchor
I believe that the variable that matters most to succeed at a sport is determination and hard work. I think this because if you have some natural talent then you might have a better foundation that will help you achieve more, but you really need to want to be better and put in some effort to grow off of that foundation.
Yes, it is possable that someone who isn't genetically geared to a sport could still be good at it because they can have a natural talent to it and doesn't play it or like it, or they could train if they really like the sport.
Being good at something shouldn't necessarily be based on genetics. Many famous athletes probably never had a clue to what they did before than what they are doing now. Many athletic ability may be genetic, but hard work over powers all genetic ability. You always have to work hard to be good at something.
It's possible that someone who isn't genetically geared to a sport could still be good at it. Genetical ability can't necessarily based on talents because many famous athletes probably never had a clue to what they are doing now than before. Many athletic ability is genetic, but hard work always pays of and overpowers genetic ability. What we should know is that in order to be good at something you need to start with hard work.
Yes, I think that depending on who you are, it is possible that someone who is not genetically geared to a sport could still do that sport because if they have enough determination and endurance they can succeed in just about anything.
I think that genetics do make some difference like for example being tall is an advatage in basketball, but I think that really anyone can be good at any sport if they practice a lot and work hard.
I think, that mabey only about 10% – 20% of being good at a sport would be tied into genetics. The rest only comes down to you and how hard you work at it.
Yes,I do beleive that someone who is not genetically geared into a specific sport can still be good at it.I happen to not like soccer but I am good at it.Also ,once you get used to it,you happen to be good at it.
i think that what you are good at is what you are good at and a i don't think DNA an tell everything you are good at.
I think that some one could be god at somethin realy quick. Everybody has something that they are good at right away though.(: 🙂
I think it would be hard work. If you have the genes, but don't work for it you likely won't be good. If you lack the genes and work for it you will probably be good. The test they run probably doesn't come back with readings "will be good at basketball and soccer", but readings like "65% lean muscle, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, etc.". These are predicters, but don't even mean you'll be good. Some people who look like jocks aren't good at sports and vice versa. Come on we're americans!!! We work for what we want. It isn't handed to us and it isn't in our genes.
I think it is possible for someone who is not genetically geared to sports to be good at it, if they really set their mind to it and work hard towards it. The hard work and determination is the most important part, not the genetics.
Well I mean who cares you can do any sport and you can practice to get better at it so i say play what you wamnt who cares
I think it is possible that genetics can determine if your good at sports or not. just like some people who can sing really well, and with both of him or her parents are great singers too. genetics can determine if your fast, strong, smart, agail, or good at any sports that you try. but i know for one thing; if you keep on practicing on the things that you love to do, one day you'll be the best of the best. you dont have to depend on genetics to tell you what you can and can't do.
I'll agree that gene/sports tests might help lower injury rates, but you have to play something you enjoy. You might be amazing at football, but you want to play basketball. Remember, it doesn't matter whether you win or lose, it only matters if you have fun. That's the most important thing.
I think it could be both genetic and hard work because you can be good at sports because of your heredity, but it takes will power and strength in order to be good at a sport.
Although genetics may help, you can be just as good if you are not geared to sports if you try hard and set your mind to it. That is what really counts.
I don't think that being good at what you love to do, in this case a sport, is gentics. Athletes can have gentics for being good at something, but with the hard work they can drive themselves to do something else. I think that anyone could do that. It is not about the genes inside you, but the determination to bring you forward.
I think most of the ability you have when you play a sport is in hard work, not genes. If you have "sports genes" but you bon't practice it could result in failing.
I don't think its fair for someone's kids to have their DNA scanned to see if they will be the next sports star. You shouldn't have your genes checked just to tell if you're good at something it should be all complete natural talent. It would be unfair to take your kid to a doctor just so you could get rich off your child's abilities.
DNA testing implies that the purpose for playing sports is to be great, but kids should not be worried about how good they are. Instead they should focus on having fun and enjoying the sport.
I think that it might be possible for doctors to figure out what kids might be better at, but i think that it should be up to kids themselves to figure out what they would rather play or what they enjoy playing.
Being good at something shouldn't necessarily be based on genetics. Many famous athletes probably never had a clue to what they did before than what they are doing now. Many athletic ability may be genetic, but hard work over powers all genetic ability. You always have to work hard to be good at something
I think that it is not based on your genes it is what you put into it.
Anyone can play any sport if they set thier mind to it. All sports are connected in someway and you just have to find the right sport for you. not everyone is built the same, but if your not good with your hand eye coordination then you can do track and Field.
No, there should not be a certain genes to play sports. I think it's wrong and many people have their rights and beliefs. If they ever made a rule that a certain people have to play a sport I believe that no one will play a sport because the only reasons kids and teenagers play the sport they want to play is so they can make friends and learn how to play the sport and be good at it.
I believe it is possible to tell what sports people would be better at based on their genes. If some parents found out, some of them would probably push their kids to play that sport, whether they love it or not, and that's not necessarily good or fun. In my opinion, I think that if someone is going to play a sport, it shouldn't be based on what the doctors say. It should be based on the love and passion they have for that activity.
i believe that it is possible that even though someone doesn't have a sports background it doesn't mean that with hard work and determination they still can't do a sport. Everyone has their own sports playing ability. DNA tests can't determine everything.
Just because you might be good at a certain sport, it does not mean you cant work hard to play the sport you really like. If you play a sport you dont like, you might tell yourself you dont like any sports at all.
I would think that it is mostly hard work. Your genes can make it easier for you to run fast, but if you don't exercise then it is put to waste.
I think that even though a kid is bad at one sport but has the genes for another doesn't mean he has to play the sport he has the genes for. HE may be bad, but if he likes it, let him play. Just like me, I am completely horrible at football, but i like it.
it is possible because kids want to know what they are good at and parents can ask do you like this sport if so you my do it if not you may keep looking for some thing you can do better and like more.
I think that it does not matter how you look like or your gene makeup. Try for stuff you might like and if you are not good at it who cares! I would have rather stink at a sport and love it . Than to be good at a sport and hate it . You can accomplish anything if you try your hardest and do all you can. Like people say practice make perfect! 🙂
True athletes know that no matter what your genes are, with hard work, passion, and dedication, you will suceed. At my school, this kid, who was so much shorter than the other people on the team, became the star of the basketball team. He was truely amazing. Why? Because he set a goal, and he worked hard.
Its not about genetics its about effort and hard work, if there not geared enough to do the sport but they practice and practice at some point they will be good at it
I think for a sport you would need to like it, and a dna test doesn't seem like one would like to do.
I think that kids should learn how to play sports they enjoy and not play sports that their DNA tells them through tests.
I think that we choose to be good at something and it is not in our genes.
Genes can affect to our competency to play all sports especially the ones which endurance and speed are required. Also in terms of the history of Japanese baseball, many of the proficient players in the professional league have fathers who are used to be professional baseball players as well.
what I weigh more is hard work and always hard work. The most important thing we should remember is nothing can be achieved without hard work even if you have a superb athletic gene. 😀
I'm from South Korea. A famous athlete in our country, all were great at doing hard work. So in my opinion, being good at sports are not relationed with gentic, just a hard,hard work.
I think you can be good at whatever you want by why test by your genes? I think they should think about if people will like doing that certain sport because your parent thinks it's a great sport for you.
I think when our gene and our favorite sport can be different. When they are matched it's lucky and keep going, but when it isn't right you don't need to make you to play at the sport that your gene is matched.
Its not fair if your tested on genes for sports you don't even like. It doesn't matter if you grow up to be famous or just a really good athlete, it just helps if you love it. You can't ace anything without liking it, it just doesn't work.
This is ridiculous- nothing should really tell you what sport you may be good at. Even if you do find out, there's no guarantee that you'd enjoy the sport, and that's really what matters most. You get good at sports, you're not 'born to play' one. It takes work.
I think doing sports could be better than genetics because in sports, there is a variety of different sports you can do to be more active...unlike gymnastics, it just really helps with flexibility.
Sports are about putting your heart into what you're doing. Anything in life is about that. They make tests to see what kind of job you would be best at, right? So now they have that for sports. Doesn't that make you feel like they're trying to tell you what to put you heart and dedication into?
You don't need any gear at all! I play basketball and when I had my first year, I had not a single thing to help me out, besides my mom and dad, and I did really good for my first year without gear.
I play hockey, not only because it was my second word, or because I enjoy it, but I also play hockey because I enjoy the hard work and determination that it takes to play the sport. If the test told me that I would be better at a different sport, it wouldn't matter. I would still play hockey.
I'm sure that both scenarios have happened: 1) a parent who is great at a sport has a child who also shows potential 2) a child, out of no where, is good at a sport. I think, if the tests are accurate, they might be useful, because a child who thinks he or she is not good at sports might find out that they really do have a talent for a certain sport.
its all about hard work and keeping yourself in shape and trust me i would know
If people that take the test and join the sport that they are good at. Then if
the people that don't take the test and stay in the sport that they play. They might not play in any of the games ,because he might be discouraged not to play.
It is not your genes that matter when it comes to sports, it is how hard you try.
I believe that it is choses that decide who we are and not the genies. Although the genies are what decides what we look like or whether we are male or female but it is our choses that make up how good we are at a certain sport.
I think that kids would like to do sports they enjoy, not just ones that they'll be team captain
I think that you need to practice the sport to be good at it.
It's like basketball. Even if you have the best basketball in the world, that doesn't make any difference to how well you play. The basketball depicts the genetics and how well you play represents how well you do in a sport. Therefore, I think that genetics have absolutely no influence on how skilled you are in sports.
I don't think that genes matter to kids, they want to play the sport they love, whether they are good at it or not, it doesn't matter if their genetics have them geared to one sport, if they just work hard at it and practice regularly at what they need to work on.
i think that parent should not push there kids to do anything. but thy should be open to letting there kids try things. even if these people claim that this gene thing to work kids should be able to do what they want and desire. even if the parents absoulutly hate the sport there kid wants to play they should always support them. Parents should also not preasure there kids into doing the things the parents like, if they like it great if they dont they probably wont so parents dont push.
Who really needs technology to tell you what to do?This is basically about hard work and finding out about what sport you really like.Others feel like they cannot do any sport,and fail at whatever they try.Having a test helps because we will know we can do something.BUT, if we do not like the sport the blood test tells us we should be good at ,"then what?"
Who needs a machine to tell you what to do?Follow your dreams..By playing a sport it helps your education and sportsmanship in all areas of school including discipline in academic areas.
Its good and bad because it can tell you what you are good at. But the sport that your supposed to be good is the sport that you may not like.
i think if a person that is not genetically good at that sport should try it and see if they like it, if they dont they could try another sport that they are determined to do a good job in.
I think with sports it's dealing more with the effort everybody on the team put in because if theres only one good person on a team and the rest are new to the sport they might think its okay to be lazy. But it is also nice to be good at the sport and put forth all the effort that they can give.
I think that it really does'nt depend on the genetic I think it depends on the effort they put on the sport and how much time they spend training any one can be a good player if they try hard.
I think that even if you have the genetic ability to play sports it still requires hard work and effort . Most people who play sports without genetic testing practice and try their best. To answer your question people who aren`t genetically geared can play sports with hard work just like any one else.
I don't think that genetics have anything to do with your ability at sports. Just because your father, mother, or grandparents were athletic legends doesn't prove if you're going to be a legend or a wimp. It's a choice you make. Genetics have nothing to do that.
I think it is a bad idea, it will make kid think they can't play a sport because a test said they can't.
I think the genes affect our choice of kind of sports may be you better at. It is hard to play a sport you don’t have passion or you don’t have ability.
genetics don't mean anything if you don't work hard
I think you just have to try hard to be good and practice.
Genetics does take a toll; I've seen people who are just naturally a good build for certain sports or who are good runners. However, just like the saying 'practice makes perfect', I think practice and hard work are the main factors that lead to good athletic ability. For example, someone who stretches a lot each day will grow to be flexible, and someone who runs an hour each day would increase their endurance and stamina.
I think that it might have a litte bit to do with the genes, but it mostly has to do with hard work. All sports require hard work.
Most of people have potential, but they not really use everything.
Maybe the gene matter would work, however if people don't interest with that or have less opportunity to play at some specific sports, then it bring arrogance mind with undeveloped body condition.
the thing what can makes best result is effort. Nurture have stronger power than nature
i think that no matter what someone says, you can be good at something if you have enough determination
I think it could be possible for somebody to be genetically good at certain sports, but I think it mainly comes from hard work. Hard work makes more people accomplish things and its the determination that helps to. Its the work and keep being determined which is the key important things, not necessarily the genes somebosy sould have.
I think that your genes have nothing to do with sports. The thing that makes one better or worse is the amount of time and effort put into practicing for this sport., not your DNA. Just because your gene say you would be good at something doesn't mean you would truley enjoy yourself and feel the love of the game.
I think you could be a great sports player because your DNA is that way but I think if you practice you can be great
Since I'm Korean love soccer
but at first I could only run a short distance very fast
But now I can run a longer distance, fast!
So I think practice makes perfect!!!!
I think that genetics do not tie into how good you are at a sport. It's how hard you work to be good, and how much you would like to be successful. You can do anything you want to as long as you put your mind to it!
i think it is possible for some one to be good at sports that arent in their genes. also i think that you will be good at the things that you enjoy because it gives you the determination to get better at it .
I think every body has a talent. you just have to find it which means you have to try different things until you find the one. and the hole DNA thing i think is just a joke.
The whole gene thing is most likely meant for someone who isn't that set on one sport or is not in to sports at all. The test would also most likely state the obvious because some kids already work hard at what they do well.
I think that this whole gene thing cannot actually predict what sports you will be good at. It's how hard you try at it, not genes.
I think that every body has a talent they just got to find it. It may take some time but you will find it. you got to try different things and you will find your talent. and the hole DNA thing i think its fake the people that made that hole thing. are just trying to get you to spend your money.
Anybody can play a sport, all they have to do is play the best they can and practice. Just because your parents played a sport, doesnt mean that you can play that same sport. Just work hard and practice a lot and you can be a really good athlete.
Being good at something shouldn't necessarily be based on genetics. Many famous athletes probably never had a clue to what they did before than what they are doing now. Many athletic ability may be genetic, but hard work over powers all genetic ability. You always have to work hard to be good at something.I think it would be hard work. If you have the genes, but don't work for it you likely won't be good. If you lack the genes and work for it you will probably be good. The test they run probably doesn't come back with readings "will be good at basketball and soccer", but readings like "65% lean muscle, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, etc.". These are predicters, but don't even mean you'll be good. Some people who look like jocks aren't good at sports and vice versa. Come on we're americans!!! We work for what we want. It isn't handed to us and it isn't in our genes.
Yes,I do beleive that someone who is not genetically geared into a specific sport can still be good at it.I happen to not like soccer but I am good at it.Also ,once you get used to it,you happen to be good at it.I think that genetics do make some difference like for example being tall is an advatage in basketball, but I think that really anyone can be good at any sport if they practice a lot and work hard.I believe that the variable that matters most to succeed at a sport is determination and hard work. I think this because if you have some natural talent then you might have a better foundation that will help you achieve more, but you really need to want to be better and put in some effort to grow off of that foundation.
As for me, i don't really like sports. I think whether or not a kid should play a sport depends on both the kid's point of view, and whether or not they're good at it. If they stink, maybe they should try something else.
I think it,s about you and what you like
i think it's a bad idea because parents might push you to do a sport you don't like or might not let you play a sport because your genes aren't made for it.
Well I hope my genes would tell me that I'm good at football! but I could be wrong.
I think it's wrong for parents to go get their child tested because if they dont want to play the sport then it's a waist of their money to even get them tested. 😀
Both. If you work really hard at something you can be the best or at least meet where you want to be at in that specific sport. With the genes, if you have the right genes to play a certain sport then you'll moer than likely be good at it. 😀
I think it is possible for someone who is not genetically geared to sports to be good at it, if they really set their mind to it and work hard towards it. The hard work and determination is the most important part, not the genetics
I beleive that to be good at sports you have to work hard and be dedicated. The only part genes might come in handy is if your tall that could be an advantage to the sport. Other then that, giving your all is whats going to make you good at any sport.
I think people should pick the games they want. People shouldn't be pushed to do what others want them to do. DNA is not the same as to pick what you want. I say let people do what they want and let them have fun 🙂
You should have fun while doing sports but you should also try hard.
You are good at what you're good at. DNA can't determine whether you're good at sports or not good at sports.
Hey,you want to be in a certain sport there is a saying "At first if you don't succed try try again."So try it
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team because he was undersized. Does that mean he had an athletic gene? Maybe so, but he took 500 shots at practice every day, and eventually became one of the greatest ever to play. Maybe it was a combination of both.
I don't think the genes would matter. if someone loves a sport, go after it.
teenagers and kids like to try new things all the time. so why stop us?
genes don't mean anything just train and put your mind to it, and you will get good at the sport.
Only hard work and dedication will make you good at a sport. Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm. I would not care if they told me I should play football because I do not ever care to play football. I like soccer instead.
Just because your genes say you're supposed to be good at a sport, doesn't mean it's true. I'm tall and stink at basketball. If your good at a sport, go for it. If your not, do what you want. A test can't say if you're good at something, except for math and science.
Kim yuna recorded highest score on figure skating . She was very talented when she standed on a ice skating.she is genetically outstanding with figure,but work hard always towards her.If someone is genetically geared to sports but also work hard could be the excellent sport player I think.
I find this simply crazy! Yes, I do believe that it is in your genes, but it is the students job to figure out what he or she is good at. It is all a part of the process to try and figure out what sport you are going to do. Maybe once you have tried things out and you find the one sport, you may be more obligated to stick with it compared to a kit that just tells you what to do.
Its possible for the Genetics to help but it won't determine what sport you will play because hardwork can make you good at anything, but the Genetics will help you know what your body may be capable of
Genetics has some effect on you abilities, but a lot of it has to do with hard work because even if you have the skills you have to put them to use to be any good at the sport.
Are you serious? why would you stop playing the sport you LOVE to play for a sport that you were "meant" to play for? Play the sport you are good at and the sport you have the most fun at 🙂
I think that genetics should not determine what sport you play, it should depend on if you want to play the sport that the test tells you. You can work toward being good at any sport you like, so in conclusion the genetic testing cannot determine the athleticism of a person or the persons athletic future.
It is a combination of both. For example, people with slow twitch muscle fibers will have to work a little harder than their counterparts who have fast twitch muscle fibers in order to be just as quick. However, hard work will pay off in the end regardless of their genetics.
my faimly has been playing tennis for a while and so am i but it takes more skill and practice because no one is ever born good at something exmple i like competetive swimming more than tennis
Personally, I don't think it can hurt to channel a child's best attributes to where they can be most accurately utalized. I don't believe you should discourage a kid from playing the sport they love if their genes tell them they won't excell, yet I think it could be great, to gear them in a direction that they might see the best results, and give them a goal to achieve.
I think that it if you want to be good at something that you have to have a high self-esteem and positive attitude fior you to be able to acconplish a task,job or sport or whatever it is you want to be good at. I
I do not agree that gene's decide what sport you are good at. If you have the determination and will to succeed than that is what counts. There is always training that you can do to improve. I feel that this is just a scam and I would not spend my money on it if I where a parent/child. I hope that no one buys this test and I hope they go bankrupt. Besides, I thought sports are supposed to be fun, not a matter of how good you are or thats what sports used to be.
I play hockey and I'm not the best but for someone to tell me that I'm good at something that i don't love is not listening to what I say or what others want to say. it should be left to the kid to decide.
Practice makes perfect because if you don't practice those genes don't matter.
I think it is a little of both because you still have to work hard to be good at what you do.
I do believe you can determine what sport you will be best at by genetics, but in the end you need to train and work hard for you to actually be good at it – even though you might be strong, you still need to develop the specific skills for that sport through training.
I think it is a good thing they found this but what if the child does not want to play this sport..... Think about it do you want people telling you what to play?
I dont think you should be able to tell if your good at one sport compared to another. As long as you like what your doing, try your best and you can succeed.(:
I don't think kids should take this test. It could just discourage them and make them not play a sport that they absolutly love! Sports should be about having fun. Not about a test which tells you which sport you're good at.
It may be genetic. It can also be that you try very hard. I doesn't nesasarily have tp come from your parents.
I believe that Hard work is the key to being really good at something even if it may or may not in your gene's .
Well it might just be result of people who know what to do. Even though their parents might not be able to play a sport, that doesn't mean that they won't be able to no play that sport just as good.
Travis says that he practiced to get to be good. Hannah says that she was born to be a good cheerleader but she has to practice! Chastity says she's a good basketball player because she tries hard. Aria believes that she was just born to be a good dancer. Deana says that she's a good cheerleader because she practices.
In short, two students say that they were born talented. Three assert that practice makes them better at what they love.
Being good at something is the result of hard work, not genetics. When you work really hard at something and become good at it, it isn't as a result of the genes that you have. There are lots of things in our genes that don't have an impact on our every day lives, so why should this? Anybody can practice, practice, practice and become good at something.
I think that our genes don't really have anything to do with the sports we play. I think that the sports we play just come naturally.
i think that hard work could make you the best athlete ever if you set goals for your self it doesn't need to be in your gene's 🙂
I personally think that the strength you have and the abilities you have are because, of your ancestors hard work in the past. I also think that you could build up your genes to be good at something.
I think that you should follow your dreams and do what you like,not what some test tells you what you should be better at !
I think That if you are not geneticly engineered for a sport you can still play it. I started playing football at the age of 6. I might of been engineered. But when i started to wrestle i was actually pretty good at it. I think that not all of your athlletic ability depends on your genetics. Some of it could be mental, because your never going to run a mile if you dont think you can. Most of it is from training .Your not going to be able to be born and because your parents are able to run marithons doesent mean that someday you will be able to run a marithon without training.
what i think about this its not true, your born to play the sport you like. dont listen what people say belive in yourself
I think that sports isn't about your gene's but much more about your athletic ability. It only matters a little about your genes because say your mom wan't very athletic and your dad was then you would have a chance of being athletic, but if both of your parents were not athletic then youi would not have a likely chance of being athletic. I think that you should be the one to chose what sports you play not your parents because you will never know if your good at something if you don't try. You have top work for everything in life, nothing is handed to you in your genes.
Kids should do the sports sports that they like and enjoy not the sport that they are told their good at.
I don't think that that is right u can do whatever you mind to it they might not like the one that says it should be unless they like but whatever you put your mind to u can do anything.
I think that it could go both ways, but I believe that you should go with a sport that you like or fits you and If you are dedicated enough and practice.
I know that DNA has alot to do with it but what if the sport that your good at you dont like and its just not right for you. so what ever sport you like should be what u want to do instead of trying to be good at something you dont like doing.
This is an add on from the comment Tthat says, the dna thing is bogus. The reason most kids play sports is because when they put all they have into the sport, they feel good and that is what helps them love the sport. If that result isn't that sport, they'll be crushed.
You have to work at being good. I have worked all summer to be good at softball. I don't think it is my DNA and i never will. People that think it is there DNA are dummies
I think it is possible for anyone who is not genetically geared to sports can be good at it, if they try. How fun it is important not how they play.
Yes, it is possible that someone who isn't genetically geared to a sport could still be good at it because they can have a natural talent to it. Then they could train if they really like the sport. Also if you don't like it or play it then you or someone you know likely to be pressured.
I think its ridiculous, that a parent would be so obsessive about having a child that could succeed in a sport that they will be willing to send their child's bloodwork to a company with questionable motives. Also, by doing that they could be trying to force a child into a sport that they dislike, or injured in just because their parents think that they could be successful due to the results of something that could be false.
I think that parents shouldn't get ahold of the test scores because either they are not accurate or they might pressure them into a sport that the score chart says
Well it would be great to know if you're good at your favorite sport or sports, but say if you like football and the test says you would be good at basketball, then your parents might make you play basketball instead of your favorite sport, football. It wouldn't be fun for you if you don't have any fun and don't get to play your favorite sport.
I like the test because it could allow kids to focus on what they are most likely to be good at. If a kid doesn't know ahead of time they might try things that they are not good at. I don't like it at the same time because the kids might not push themselves as hard because they believe that they are supposed to be good at it.
it doesn't matter on your genes it only matters on what type of sports you like to play. besides scientists should think about more important problems with the body besides trying to figure out what sport may be good for us.
I think that most of an athlete's ability comes from hard work. Even if you're born with an athletic body that is tuned for playing sports, you still have to practice. What matters most is putting energy and hard work into your sport.
Yes, I do believe that someone who is not genetically geared to sports to be good at it, as long as they commit to it and practice it as hard as they can. Actually, a great number of athletes were grown this way. They contribute numerous effort to the sports they are engaged in day after day, and eventually their endeavor are paid off and their names become legends. On the contrary, if you possess a exceptional talents toward a certain kind of sport, but you never try hard to play it, you would end up achieving nothing.
I think it's both. One time I went to a sports museum and there was a sign that said, "You were born to be a player." You also have to try your hardest if you want to be good.
I think that a lot of people are born with a natural ability but sometimes people can overcome bad genetics if they try really hard.
I think that being good at sports is mostly hard work. Lots of people who are good at sports have parents who aren't athletic.
I think it's both because you have to practice to improve, but some people are just born with a really strong body. 🙂
I think that both are important. You can be born with it and you need to try your hardest.
Genes can make a difference in a lot of things. Sports should not be one of them. Even though the person may be good at the sport, it doesn't mean that they like it. If a person finds a sport they really like, and then their genes prove they aren't good at it, it might discourage them to play that certain sport. I think that if a person works hard enough at a sport, no matter what it is, and no matter what their genes are, they will succeed
I think it would be cool to see what sport someone was good at. you would be able to find out what you needed to work on
I think that this would be time consuming for the scientists to examine the DNA . I don't think that the genetics matter that much, except for the fact that your genes can supply some characteristics that can be helpful for certain sports.
I believe this could be beneficial but could be bad at the same time as parents could make kids play the sports it says their good at but they dont like. I say play what they want if they like it.
I feel genes could have a difference on whether or not you are cut out to play a certain sport or not, but I also feel genes shouldn't get in the way of having a good time whether your good at it or not.
I think Hard work is better than get a DNA Scan. I mostly play sports just for fun.
i think that the companies that came up with this is just putting stuff like this to make money but can you blame them our economy runs on money
i think it depends on hard work, you can be born being good at football but when you want to play and your determined, you will do way better because determination and the will to try your best can get you anywere.
I think it's possible for a person who is not genetically geared to some sports can still be good at it. But i think the most important factor to be a nice athletic is hard-working, and this should be based on the interest you have in the specific kind of sport. Maybe we can use the result of this test as a reference, but do not use this to judge the sport you or your kids are having fun now. Sports should be fun rather than a pressure to be an athletic.
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
We strongly believe that when you are born you start out good at some things ,and not so good at others. But that doesn't mean that you can't get better at those "others". That also does' t mean you can't have a special gift.
I say that hard work is always better than knowing if you are meant for that sport. Hard work is better because it shows that you have to work for things but if you know that you are perfect for that sport you will never try new things.
I think that hard work will pay off no matter what your genes are. I think that as long as you work you can do well in anything. But, having good genes probably helps.
i think it depends on how hard you work
Because I pratice everyday. The hard work and determination is the most important part, I got alot of abilities in thing like, I run alot to get where I want to go and thats to the pro's.
I think that someone who is good at a certain sport wouldn't need to be genetically geared because they could lose intrest in the sport they are good at. I also think that it wouldn't matter if you are genetically geared for a certain sport because to improve in a sport is to practice
I think it's pretty cool we get to know what sports we are good at, especially if you don't play a sport and want to, it will be easier to choose one then trying to play something you really don't want to.
I think that for kids, part of the journey is experiencing new sports and trying new things! This might be good for High Schoolers so they can find out thier best sport to play for college. But, for kids, it's all about the journey and learning how to play multiple sports. Being an avid soccer player myself, I need frequent energy. That means I can also run track well. But a DNA test can't tell me that. So why take a DNA test? That means you will only be focusing on 1 sport? That is god in some cases....but I enjoy a variety of sports from crew to tennis. This DNA test can also not provide information for certain sports such as crew. I don't think that your DNA will tell you how much energy you have in so much time, just how well your energy is consumed. Overall, sports are a part of a child's childhood! Do you remember when you played Pee Wee Baseball or took Mommy and Me Dance classes? Who would ever want to give that up??I know I wouldn't. Some parents might take this overboard (or yourself!) and only focus on that one sport! It is possible that the DNA will be inncorect. If that is the case, why put so much time and effort at something you are not good at, without improving? Also, I don't want anyone messing with my DNA to tell me who I should be! I know just becasue you have that DNA particle, does not mean you are the next Michael Jordan or Peyton Manning, practice makes perfect!! I think it is great idea for people who do not know hwat sport they want to play, or just do not know any personal skills. You need to practice.....practice.....PRACTICE! Taylor Swift doesn't need to, though. It is in her genes! 🙂
I think it's cool to know what sports your better at! But, the down side is that we might not like the sport were good at! I also think if people were to take the test, their parents might think that the kid should play that sport!
I think you don't have to have genes for a sport to be good at it ,all you have to do is alway try your best to get better at the sport. Like if your bad at football but if your determained to get better you will. That is why I think hardwork is how your good at some thing not your genes.
It is the amount of effort you put into it.You might not be the strongest person in the world,but if try your best and practice you could be the best player on the team.
Considering that I play sports, I think it is all hard work. I wonder who would ever think of a genetic test to see what sport would be good for you. I think you should go with what you think is good for you and not from a test. Everybody has something they are good at any way.
I don't think that people have to have some kind of gene to show if they can play sports. Sometimes people aren't good at sports but they try really hard and then they get good or some times go pro, that's not all the time though. You don't have to have a test to tell you something cause it's not always correct.
I think yes becuase people who arnt good at the sport you would beat them.Also how can a muschine tell you what your good at.
i dont care cause i only play sports at pe so it doesnt matter. i dont know why people are not good at all sports sports are easy. i dont get why people cant just cant catch the ball or hit a ball?
I Think you dont need a Genetic test. because if you put hard work and dedication into the sport your doing your gonna have success. and if your really good at the sport you play you can go to college and go pro.
I agree that sports should be fun not about what your good at. Let children enjoy different sports. They could be good at many sports for different reasons.
I belive that anyone could be good at sports with hard work and determination but most of it is not based on genes.these companys are probably tyring to trick people into spending money on these gene tests.
i dont think that works because .no test can tell you what sport your good at hard work and practies and if you really like playing that sport then you no .
i think anyone can be good at anything. to do this you need to work hard at it in oder to make sure you are good at it. like if you are going to do cross country you need to run a lot more so you can get faster. if you are trying out for football you ned to play with your friends so you can get better at football. you should also play the poisson that you are going to try out for.
I think it's more of hard work and dedication. You're genes can say that you were made for a certain sport, but unless you actually work hard and dedicate yourself to doing it you won't achieve in it nor will you succede in it. And it's highly possible to be able to not be "designed" for a sport yet still be great at it. It just take time, effort, and hard work.
I think that genes have some effect, but it's mostly about hard work and practice. Genes determines how your body is built and help you choose what you would be good at as an athlete.Also, genes can be misleading and misinterpreted...so it's probably not a smart decision to rely on genetic testing to determine how good a child will be at a sport. Practice makes perfect! 🙂
I think getting yourself tested is a bad idea. Kids don't need to get tested just to play sports. Playing sports don't need tests to play, it involes hard work and courage. That's how you can become a sports legend.
its possible because science can be missleading with hardwork and determination anything is possible.
45% hard work, 20% skill, and 34% power of will....
And 1% genetic....
i think its probably 60% true but if you work hard for it then genetics are nothing to worry about.
i believe its a mixture of both cause u have 2 be dedicated and genetic material stuff
I think that gene testing for certain sports could be done... but it doesn't mean that the sport someone is "meant for" is going to be the sport the are going to be the best at. I think that it is a good idea, but it doesn't mean the sport picked is going to be correct.
I think that kids should play whatever sport they chose not what a company choses.
I think that it's a good idea if you don't know what sport to play, but your parents could try to push you toward a sport that you don't want to play.
I think choosing the sport you want to play and working hard. Hard work would get you stronger. I would want to play what sport I wand to, like basketball, volleyball, and track. All it is about is having fun, meeting new friends.
Yeah, it would be really neat to know where my time would be well spent. I play a lot of sports and would like to know what I'd be the best in and could focus on, or possibly do in highschool or college. The only thing that would change my mind would probably be the price.
Thats cool but I would rather work hard on a sport that i love to play.
Mostly because i would like to figure my favorite sport out myself without test.
I dont think you should'nt have DNA tests for what kind of sport you can play. I think if you work hard enough you can do any sport you want to do.
If i had a chance to take the genes test I would. I would try the sport that the test says im good at but if I don't like it I will try the sport I like and work hard at that and I bet I will be better at that.
I think that some sports can be determined by a gene test, but sports that require skill like fenceing would need practice.
I don't think your genes determine what sport you will be better at. I think it depends on how long you stick with a certain sport, or if you have a trainer, or how hard you work at something. If I were younger I would take the test, and play my favorite sports along with the one the test says. If I'm better at one of my favorite sports, I'll drop the sport that the test recommends unless I like it. I'm very competitive, but I want to have fun.
I do not think that DNA will tell me what sport that would be best for me to play. I would rather work to get better at a sport that i do enjoy rather than take the test and be told that i should play a sport that i dont enjoy just because i would be best at that sport.
I think the genetics test would be interesting to try, but I think having fun is more important. I would probably look at the results, but if it was a sport I didn't like than I would just play what I want. Having fun and doing a sport you enjoy is more important than playing a sport that you will be good at.
I think having the genetics test would be good, but I also think doing a sport that you like is important also. The reason why is because if your DNA test says for you to do a sport that you probably won't even try at because u don't like it. So I guess having the DNA test is good and bad.
Really as a kid myself i say that we should be able to choose which sports we do and dont want to play its only fair
No, I think you should be able to choice your sport you want to play. I think if you try hard that is the most important. If I had a kid I would have the dna test done but if they dont want to do the sport I would not make them play that sport.
I think that the Gene test dosen't seem appropriate. I think that you should play what is right.if you do not like the sport, it is pretty much a waste of money. Definitely hard work is better than geonetics. I think it is about having fun, not at what you are better at.
I think that the work ethic is more important than what your genes say, but both could be helpful. I also think if you don't like the sport you should not do it . Or you could do the sport that your gene test says and at least still do the sports you love.
The genetics test would be cool to see which sport your good at, but the genetics do not matter because you may have different genes from someone but you are both good at something then the genes do not matter. It is the hard work that matters because if you work hard at something and you succeed then that should be the thing that matters most.
I think these companires are a scam. Sports success has more to do with determination and desire than genes.
I Think the test would be interesting to do. I would try it I am not sure if I would reflect off of what it said. I might try the sport but if i didn't like it i'd quit. If you do the test try the sport because you might like it better. If you don't like it find something you like and have fun.
I think hard work and having fun is what sports should be all about. Not to have it based on genetics. You don't have to be genetically geared to play a sport just as well as any other person.
I think genetics has nothing to do with being good at sport. It takes determination and willingness to learn to succeed at a sport. If you work hard it pays off.
i think that the genetics test is intresting because you could find out what your actually good at. I think in some ways its a good idea and in some ways a bad idea. You schould find out your talent on your own and figure out what you want to do. The gene test would be a curious thing to try but not a good idea in my perspective.
I think that hard work tells you what sport that you would do better at. Personally I think that if you work hard then you can do any sport you want to do. All you need is hard work not genes or skill just work hard.
I believe that sports should be based o ability but, the gene test should also be used as a guide line. It should not be what students base their entire athletic career on the results.
I think that good sport performance comes from regularly hard practice.
Only having passion for sport can let you keep regularly hard practice.
Sometimes, DNA is a factor, but not a key one.
I really don't think that being good at sports has anything to do with genes, maybe about 15% or so. If this has anything to do with it, i swim and play soccer and i think I am pretty good, and my brother plays different sports and he is good, so I don't think it has anything to do with genes.
I think it is possible for someone who is not genetically geared to sports to be good at it, if they really set their mind to it and work hard towards it.
I think it is mostly hard work, not genes. Maybe genes could make you a bit better at one specific sport, but if you don't have hard work, you will deffinently not have an advantage in sports.
I don't think that DNA test has anything to do with how good you are at a sport. How well you play should strive from the amount of time and effort you put into practicing that sport.
I think it's possible for someoe who is not genetically geared to sports to be good at it, If they practice and practice They will get good at it.
I think it would be hard work. If you have the genes, but don't work for it you likely won't be good. If you lack the genes and work for it you will probably be good. The test they run probably doesn't come back with readings "will be good at basketball and soccer", but readings like "65% lean muscle, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, etc.". These are predicters, but don't even mean you'll be good. Some people who look like jocks aren't good at sports and vice versa. Come on we're americans!!! We work for what we want. It isn't handed to us and it isn't in our genes.
In my opinion I think that it comes genetically and its hard work because maybe your dad or mom told you to play a sort that they were good at and then you really like this sport so you keep on trying!
i think that parent should not push there kids to do anything. but thy should be open to letting there kids try things. even if these people claim that this gene thing to work kids should be able to do what they want and desire.
Most of it to me if because of working hard. I think this because my mom is good at certain sports and so is my dad, but most of those sports I suck at. So to me you are a good athlete because of how hard you try to be.
I think you can be good at a sport you are not genetically geared to. It is about the hard work you put into it. Sometimes scientists are not always right, either.
Even if I am better at other sports I would rather do the one that I enjoy doing the most.
I think it would be too do the hard work, because i don't really think it possible too get from genetically.
In my opinion most of it comes from hard work. I mean sure if you are genetically supposed to be good at that it would give you a little advantage, but if one person works really hard at it, and they are not genetically supposed to be good at that sport they could be just as good as a person who is genetically supposed to be good at that sport. So again in my opinion it is all about how hard you work.
I think it is possible for someone who is not gentically because if they are good at it they would know how to play the sport. But if they don't they got to send their minds to work hard towards the sport that their trying to work for.
I think that some of your sports ability may be genetic but I think most of it is is a result of how much you try and practice at a sport. If you try hard and practice often then you have higher chances of being good at a sport instead of someone whos parents are active and they don't practice.
I think that it is part of what your parents genes are, and the other half is what you do. Because your parents could be skinny, or they could be big. Whatever one they are, that is what you will probably be. But you can work out your body too.
I think it's the hard work. People who train for sports, like run and lift weights and get really into it are good at it because they try. Just because a test says that you are supposed to be good at football because of you genes doesn't mean you just automatically will be a great quarterback or a great wide receiver, you have to try hard to get great at something and not always just expect it. So what if the test results say that, you just have to believe in your self that you can play soccer instead of basketball or run cross country instead of playing football.
I believe that sports should be based on ability but, the gene test should also be used as a guide line. It should not be what students base their entire athletic career on the results.
I think no that DNA testing does not tell you if your goooooood AT A CERTAIN SPORT
I don't think that genetics can answer this, but the determination of yourself can. And this is by pouring sweat and doing hard work can is the greatest way to determine the sports you can do. Genetics from other members would have a slight chance, but I think that it really has nothing to do with.
i think that this is a bad idea because i have friends that have mothers that would make them give it all up including the things that they love for the sports that the test would say they would be good at.
I don't think it depends on DNA, it just depends on practice and determination!!!
I think that it is hard work.
Out of all the sports I've tried, I've been bad at all of them. so probably it's all in there head and the companies are just doing it to get money. Thought there are some sports like ,skiing and swimming, that I'm okay at.
If you have a parent or grandparent that was good at sports, than it is very possible that those genes will be passed onto you. If you decide to play a sport that is new to you, than you should go out and try your best to play on that team. The sports the people choose to play can mostly reflect on what their friends are doing, but they might choose a different sport because they might turn out to be a good athlete at that particular sport. So, genes can play a role in what sports you play as well as what your interests are.
i think it is how hard you work aet it not your genes
I think that being great in a sport doesn't come from your genes, but from how much effort you put into your training. It really is the hard work, will to succeed, and determination that makes you a great athlete. Read an article about this in my favorite soccer magazine too...
it's all about hard work not your gene, like they say " practice makes best"
I think it would be hard to be good at a sport that you are not good at. Genetics also count not determination because you are what you are made for. if it is not aquired in lifetime it can't be in your genes!!!☺☺☺
I think that if you practice you will get better. If you have the DNA of a pro basketball player, it doesn't mean your better.
If you take the DNA scan and it says that your only good in one sport you can still play other sports for example it could say i'm good in baseball but I play baskestball and i'm fine.
I think it would be a very bad idea since most of us like to try something new and if we are chosen by our DNA then when will we ever learn something new
I don't think you should play a sport that your "DNA" says is best for you. If you like the sport play it! Don't let other people tell you what sport you have to play.
I think its something cool parents can check out, but do you think every child wants to do what a test says. I think children should still choose the sport they would like to play.
Well personally I dont exactly like hard core sports like cross country and football, but I think that it would be a good idea for some schools to have students take this test because I think that it would be better to find out which sports you can do without physically hurting yourself in the process and which sports you wuold be best at. Although you might like one specific sport, that does mean that you should try it and see how well you are at it before you take the test because I honestly wouldnt expect that persay you suck at football and the test says you have the genes for it then thats going to be a problem. And how exactly do we know that the test is going to work in the first place? Is it fool proof? Seriously if I was you i wouldn't take this test until its proven true, because i mean i wouldnt want my dreams to be smashed by some stupid test.
I think that sports are for people to try and see if the like it, sure it would be nice to see what sport you would be good at, but just because you know doesn't mean it your parents should tell you to only do that sport, you should have a choice.
I think its determination, practice, and hard work.
It shouldn't matter if you are "made" for the sport or not, if you enjoy it you should do it.
I think it is a mixture of both. I am a very good football player and i work hard at it but i have always been good even before i worked at it i have a perfect build for it but i also work hard
I think its all about hard work and how much effort you put into the sport. Yeah, it could be genes but I don't think that's really why you would be good at a sport.
I think it could be a little bit of both that affect your sports ability but mainly i believe that if you work hard and keep trying anyone could be good at any sport.
Athletics shouldnt be based on some test you take, it should be based on past experiances with certain sports. Aand I also agree with what other people have said about parents forcing their kids to play sports that the test says their good at. For a fact i know my parents would force me to play some random sport, even if i didnt like it and this test said i was good at it.
As a sports player myself, I would have to say it comes naturally from hard work. No one else in my family played a sport.
I think that if you like the sport it doesn't matter what your jeans are. If it's your favorite and your struggling.. try harder towards it. I like to do gymnastics, theres a lot of flexibility in it and proper technique... it's challenging but rewarding when you get it right(after all the hard work you've done).
I think it might be 50/50 with the genetics and hard works. The genetics because your body needs some kinda of natural knack for the sport; Like with a dog and swimming or a bird and flying. But you also need hard work to get good at the sport, it doesn't come completely natural to you.
If all the athletes in the NFL were tested to see what sport they were"made" for, I bet more than half of them would be made for something else, besides football, which proves that if you like the sport you can sucseed in it if you really try
Even if your better at a sport in your gene you should do whats fun id dosent matter how good you are its should be if you like it or not and if its fun practie makes perfect.
I think it is wrong for a Dr to tell parent what sport their child will be good at because the child might not want to do the sport but be forced to play it because their parent believe they can do it. If a child want to do a sport badly enough then they will work at it and get good on their own.And in some cases where a Dr tells a child that they wont be able to play a sport because its not in their genetics? That's just unreasonable! When you put your mind to it anything is possible. I understand that it would be fun to see if it works but if a child doesn't want to get into sports then its just a waste of time and i bet money as well.
I think that it doesn't and shouldn't really matter it you have high genetics in a sport that you don't like. Even if you are a famous sports starts son/daughter or other relative. Personally I think that all that really matters if you like playing the sport and try best at it.
I think that although it may be good to know what sport you may be good at, i feel like the person wouldn't be happy and would more likely be either dissapointed, or even angry with what they may be more fit to do. Thinking about how the child may feel about it before finding out is always what we have to consider. I myself would be interested though.
Genes can determine what sport you're good at, and practice too, but also how fun the sport is to you. If you like a sport, you will try harder at it.
I think it is possible to find out what your are good at depending on the type of gene you have from your mother and father. Some kids try to do a sport they aren't that good at but they still try to work hard an get to where to be in the game to be successful. Others don't even try to do a sport or even know what they're good at because they have low-self-a-steam, or they're too lazy to, or just don't bother at all and don't think of what they could be come in life.
the sports that you are usually good at anyway may also be the sports you are good at
I wouldn't really listen to the test because I want to do sports I want to do. Just because your genes say you will be good at something doesn't mean you can't practice and get better at something else that you actually like.
i play tennis, i love it and people tell me i am good at it. but even if my genes tell different i would still play.
No, I think students should be able to do any sport they like, not be pressured into what DNA might tell them. Besides students play sports for the fun of it.
I think that it is up to how hard you work not how you are built. If you try hard you can sometimes achieve anything.
Well I know from experience that people never said I was built for discus because they thought I was too scrawny. But it turns out I placed 1st in four meets, but I think size could help. But because I practiced alot I became good. But the same people also thought that I would be good at volleyball but I'm not, so I think practice is the key. But being built for it can help.
I think sports are about having fun not and not about being good or bad
I think it would be good because it would help you dicide on a sport you would be good at.
I think that both can really be apart of an outcome. Both would make sense. Genes play a part but when your willing to do something I think the more you like it the more you are to sucseed.
I think that sports are about having fun and enjoying the energy you use and getting the physical activity needed for you're everyday life.
i think sports are about having fun and trying your best. My coach always says "always work 110%"
or always work your hardest. Lastly sports aren't always about winning or losing but about having fun!!!!!! 🙂
I think that hard work is better than the genes thing. It's like you are not good at soccer when your genes claim that you'll be best at soccer. It's more like the hard work you do to improve is the best way. You can never be perfect without practice..is something I heard before and I totally agree.
i feel like it is more about if you like it and more about hard work
I think its a matter of the person not the genes of the person but they shouldn't be forced to do a certain sport even if it's in their genes or not.
Just because you have the genes to possibly be good in certain sports does not mean you shouldn't try to play other sports. If you practice hard and really focus on what you're doing, you can probably be decent at any sport you try, not just sports you have the genes to be good at.
Kids should be able to do what they want to do not be pushed by what is in their genetics
Yes, i think that no matter if your genes say u wouldn't be best at that sport, that you could still be great as long as you practice hard enough at it.
If a child wants to be a baseball player but their DNA says that they would be a good football player let them choose their own path
I believe that there are more variables to this than genetics or hard work, it's also about your work ethic and your attitude. Although, you probably wouldn't be getting many places in sports without a good work ethic and attitude. These genes may be the catalyst, but practice is the ultimate cultivation of your skills. You simply can't get anywhere without practice.
I think that people should not judge people by what their genes are becuase, some people, like to play sports that may not be good at in the beginning, but over time will get better at them. And people who are good at a sport right away, won't get as much feedback from the sport.
Genes do not determine what you can play, it is up to you to practice enogh and soon be champoin at a sport
I don't think that kids should get tested to see what sport their genes correspond to. Talent should be achieved through hard work and perspiration. Sports should be fun, like the doctor said and kids shouldn't be forced to play a certain sport by success hungry parents.
I say that if that was true then people wouldnt try sports or activatys that the tink that they like and even well trying they may find some usful info. Like in swimming how to to the balkstroke to swim better. If I did that it would maybe say that I am good at swimming and basketball just because my family did it. Maybe that test wount work out for some people because they want to try somting new in their family but wont because the test said something else
I think that the child shouldn't get the test because it will make the parents force the kids to play sports they don't like. I think we should choose the sports we want to play and not have a test decide that for us.
I dont think its accurate, i play baseball and people ask me me if i play football because im big. And what i did was go through the sports and i liked baseball. I think that parents might push their kids to play sports that they dont like.
I think it might help in the long run, especially if you don't know what sport you want to play. But, I DON'T think it should be used in a negitive way to push kids harder or to make them play sports they don't want to, I mean, isn't sports for fun!? This still doesn't mean you will be the next top athlete but it will help find what your good at. Be yourself, play what you want, and maybe use this to help. Personally, it would be interesting to see my own, to see how it relates to the sports I play currently.
I believe that this is true. because you can show if you are good at soccor or football by just how much you can run and when you get tired, and things like that
I think thats ridiculous... Just bcuz your DNA says u could be good at this sport doesnt mean you should play it. I have to say i ot a little worried when i heard about this cuz what if the parents make the kids take them and force them to play it. Its a horrible thing to think but it probobly wil happen.
I think that it's a good thing. As it said in the report, it could help with preventing injuries. But, if the parents push their child into a sport that they don't like or try to push them away from a sport that they might like, then they aren't very good parents. Parents should encourge the things you want to do, not push you away from them.
Genes can effect how good you are at certain sports, and I believe that kids naturally like sports they are good at, so genes are already effecting which sports people tend to play.
I think that the DNA tests will help but could also discourage you if you are not that good at that sport. Sports are meant to be fun unless you want to become a famous player. I take ice skating lessons but I'm not flexable, still, i'm good at it, so the DNA tests won't help, you have to practice to be better.
What does it matter that a genetic test says that you'll be better at one sport than another, it only matters that you like the sport your playing.
Honestly I dont think its about the genes. I think i you want to play the sport you just go with it. also you will go and practice harder and have more fun with the sport.
I don't think genetics matter. Ability to play certain sports are learning traits not genetic traits. I think anyone can play any sport if they try hard and put their mind to it. Besides half the fun of being a kid is going from sport to sport until you find the one(s) you are good at and really like.
Its alright to see what sports would be good for you play. but that sosent me that you are forced toplay that sport. Just because your ment to play basketball dosen't mean that you can't swim.
Kids should be kids and find out what sports they can play by trying them not by genetics. Parents will use these test to push their kids and nothing good will come from it.
I think you should be able to play any sport you want to. I am a soccer player and I am fine with what I do, I don't need some test to tell me what sports to play.