Distractions are massive, multiple students can spend long hours practicing for a game. According to Amanda Ripley “students can play long night games and they can go to late night pep rallies” (11). University's even think that “kids do better in schools when there are later start times than having to wake up usually for athletic practice before 8 a.m. ” (11). This shows that many kids are getting distracted playing sports than doing school work. This is important because now you know how distractions from school sports can affect students in your neighborhood.
Students in college have to balance many activities: school, friends, work, health, and everything in between. Being a student athlete adds a whole new workload. Not only do student athletes have to balance class, studying, and homework, but they also have workouts, meetings, events, games, and of course, practice. Not even mentioning a social life, a student athlete 's daily schedule is already packed full. Typically, a student athlete wakes up, goes to a workout that is followed by classes, then another workout, and finally time for studying and homework.
The schedules that coaches are requiring their athletes to follow are rigorous to say the least: Wake up, morning practice, study as a team, classes, practice again, study time as a team, lift weights and then off to bed at a specific time. Where is there time to sit and watch Netflix? Where is there time to talk to fellow classmates? Are colleges and universities pushing their athletes too hard in order to make money instead of allowing them to balance school and participate as a student
Many athletes spend lots of hours dedicated to their sport of choice. They do this by practicing in their free time, team practice, team meetings, and traveling. Then, they have to study for their classes. This to me is like working a full time job with a heavy load ofn classes you have to attend to and do well. Dave Anderson stated, “College athletes spend an average of 43.3 hours per week dedicated to their sport” (Anderson 1). Also, Anderson stated, “This means that college athletes have to work 90 hours per week just to remain in school on their scholarship. This is the equivalent to working two full time jobs with a side job on the weekends just to pay their bills” (Anderson 2). Sports can put a lot of stress on a student’s school work achievement goals. People should know that college for student athletes demands a lot out of them and basically drains them physically as well as mentally. This is based on all the time they spend on sports and
The bodily harm that can be caused from playing at the collegiate can disastrous to players bodies for years to come. Each year there are thousands of injuries associated with playing college sports. While some maybe miner, others can cause irreversible damage that may leave players paralyzed or badly injured. Colleges and universities usually don’t continue to pay for medical coverage for those who are injured badly and need long term care. So, young players are left to fend for themselves with no way to pay for medical bills. They are putting their bodies and futures on the line to participate in sports that could result in permanent damage to their bodies. With such a high risk of calamity college students should be compensated to insure they have money they could use when they are unable to play college sports.
Over the years, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has had controversy on whether or not student athletes should receive money for the sport they play. For sports fans, this issue can turn into a heated debate. In some circumstances, certain people believe that student athletes already have enough privileges. To the latter group of individuals, student athletes do not get enough and should get money for the sport they play. As a matter of fact, most college athletes will probably tell you that they should be. Student athletes should be paid for their sport.
On July 21, 2009, Ed O’Bannon filled a lawsuit against the NCAA for profiting off of student athlete’s likeness. This lawsuit is still in the process of appeal to this day. However, as now (November 2, 2015), it appears O’Bannon has won the case. This is giving permission to universities to allow stipends to student athletes. A stipend is an allowance for players that is essentially paying players for playing college sports. Most division one programs are jumping on the ability to start paying their players because they do not want to fall behind the ability to bring in top athletes. The NCAA is still in the process of appealing the ruling to pay student athletes. One of the problems that O’Bannon is reaching out for college athletes is
In professional basketball and football, it is very fun to see young, flashy, and new star athletes to seemingly come out of nowhere. Athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Lebron James jumped straight from high school, went to play professional basketball, and did very well. This seems like a great idea, but also considering the athlete as a person is important. What happens if he does not perform well? He could lose out on a lot of money and could be in big trouble if he did not go to college. Athletes want to become professionals as soon as possible, but they also could consider getting a degree. The issue of making college a requirement for professional football and basketball athletes is one that makes many people wonder if athletes should actually
Recently, the topic of compensating student athletes has become a popular subject of debate within the media. Deciding whether or not to pay student athletes may seem simple at first glance; however, further research into the debate reveals many economic studies that provide persuasive information benefitting one side over the other. Paying student athletes would be more economically efficient and to not allow payment would be considered price fixing, also this would reduce the negative externalities faced by the student athletes in the future. Although paying players would have economic benefits, it would also have high costs to the fans in the form of higher ticket prices and a loss of competition within college sports. Student athletes should
Imagine making the decision to commit to the University of Oklahoma to play collegiate basketball at only 14 years old. Most kids your age only dream about having such an opportunity! Once the time finally comes to hit the court, you only play for a total of six minutes because you sustain a severe knee injury, putting your life and sports career to a complete halt.
Dean Clark Carter, I am a junior student here at Charleston Southern University. I write in regards to an issue I have noticed on campus and would like to bring to your attention; should student athletes receive special academic treatment? I believe that CSU should hold a student forum about this issue so that all students gain knowledge about the topic, can share and debate opinions, and create possible solutions.
Oh great. Another bad day at school. Good thing we have basketball practice, today, to ease my mind. This is how some people think about sports. However, some do not think the same. Therefore, middle schools are deciding on whether to keep sports the same way they have been or scale back some on sports. Principals and superintendents should not scale students back on sports because it helps them prosper in many ways.
class. Study hall would benefit the student very well especially because students including myself are stressed out about having the time to finish homework and get better grades trying to juggle school and sports. In addition class sizes would be smaller which would benefit both gym teachers and non-athlete students in some ways. Smaller class sizes help the non-athletes learn more about fitness and staying healthy and have more one on one time with gym teachers. Amy Williams, a guidance counselor at Reynolds high school stated “Having athletes not present during gym gives the teacher more one on one time with other students, and they also don't have to worry about the students who complain and say, “We know how to do this already.” Exempting student athletes from P.E. can benefit the student athletes, non-student athletes and the P.E. teachers all in one (Athletes).
For a long time, many people have been debating whether school sports should be eliminated. Athletic programs can be an excessive distraction for important things in a student’s academic career. Therefore, school sports should be cancelled to cut costs, help students focus on their education, and save time for schools.