Benefits of High School Sports

871 Words Jul 9th, 2010 4 Pages
Benefits in High School Sports

In high school sports, there are a number of negative and positive aspects that are associated with this industry. Regardless, many students decide they want to show case their talents at an early age. With the proper guidance and teaching, there are many benefits to playing high school sports for the athlete, their families and the community. The benefits include education, moral support and responsibility. As long as the student athlete stays on the right track, they will progress in their field and not fall to the negative temptations that present itself throughout their career.
Being a high school athlete, your objective is to work hard in your sport in order to obtain a scholarship
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They can also help the athlete with making the right decisions when negative influences are presented such as drugs, sex, alcohol, etc. Family morals play a significant role in the success of student athletes. They must keep positive influences close in order to stay on the right path such as love, motivation, discipline, support, etc. For the community, supporting their student athletes gives them something to come together for by attending games. These students need the support of both their family and the community in order to stay motivated. The simple statements like “Good job” or “Great Game” and even wearing the athlete’s jersey can do a lot to keep that student motivated. The athlete will need to feel there are people that care for their well-being and not just the profile of being a high school athlete. Without moral support from their family and the community, the student athlete may succumb to the negative influences that come with sports. If this happens, their career in sports may be shattered.
There are many responsibilities that come with being a high school athlete that are beneficial to the student in school and in their personal life. As quoted by Sir Winston Churchill, “The price of greatness is responsibility”. As a student athlete, you have to be responsible for many things. You are to be responsible for you actions, whether they are good or bad. A student athlete