Middle school sports are very important for many reasons. There is one sport in particular that is not offered in all middle schools across the nation. It is a sport favored by many and loved at all levels. Around middle school, soccer starts to get very competitive and serious. People decide if they want to quit, start or keep playing before the high school level. Many reasons for having middle school soccer include decision making, responsibility, and high school scouting.
Many incoming student athletes face problems with being out of shape when they first start their season. Many will claim that they will start to get in shape when they begin practicing and once they get used to it. It could be true for some student athletes, but they will find themselves struggling throughout the first couple months. Why not start off the season already in shape by eating correctly. Diet will be one of the most important lifestyles in a student athlete’s life. A lot of new collegiate student athletes will not know that eating three meals a day will help them throughout their whole season as well as their pre-season. I believe that all student athletes should consume at least three meals a day while keeping in mind what they are eating. Not only is it important for them to eat three meals a day but it is very important for all student athletes to consume the right amount of water everyday.
Looking at the opposing side, one can see the benefits of high school sports. Due to academic eligibility rules to play on sports teams, dropout rates have decreased for at-risk students that play sports (Bowen and Hitt 11). This has caused student-athletes to be more likely to go to college, earn higher wages, and have positive relationships with school employees (Bowen and Hitt 10). Obviously, students who participate in sports have higher fitness levels compared to those who do not play sports. Also, a survey done in 2002 by the Department of Education showed that
Many people argue that competitive sports raise numerous amounts of pressure on the youth making them distracted from things such as their education and because it can cause severe injuries, but some people argue that youth should play competitive sports because it teaches major life lessons that can help with many different aspects of their future such as college, getting a job, and many more. Playing competitive sports also improves your physical strength, another physical aspect of playing competitive sports is decreasing your chance of being obese or having disease. If you don't prefer to play competitive sports there are alternative options such as biking or walking to school. In an HT Health article “Sports Seen As Key Weapon in Fighting Teen Obesity” it says that in a study with 1,700 kids, ten percent walked or biked to school 3 ½ days a week,, in the study they found that biking or walking to school lowered the risk of being obese by 33%. I argue that kids should play competitive sports because of the important life skills taught through these sports and the physical benefit of playing sports. In this paper I will explain how communication, time management, and lowering the risk of being obese; supports my claim, “Kids should play competitive sports”
Studies show that if you want to be successful in the future and with your career, then you should play high school sports. They teach students lessons to be successful in their future careers and gives them a better chance to be employed. As Michael Casey, an author for the Wall State Journal, states, “...past participation in high school sports helps youngsters develop a host of crucial skills which give them a leg up as they enter the work world and achieve success for decades afterward.” When comparing percentages they all lead to sports benefiting, as Michael Casey again states, “The 43% percent of male veterans who played varsity sports had careers of
Sports are embedded in many American schools in a way they are not anywhere else. One element of our educational system consistently surprises them, “Sports are a huge deal in American schools,” says Earl Smith of the New York Times. The positives have always outweighed the negatives in the case against high school sports. As Sato Kai state, “The benefits of sports as part of the education process are abundant and sometimes beyond quantifications,” According to many academic specialists, sports offer formative and life long lessons such as: discipline, responsibility, self confidence, and accountability. These skills can furthermore excel your later life and give you a greater chance of being employed in a high level job. Participation in high school sports helps your later development as an adult and teaches you life long skills that can't be taught elsewhere.
High school athletics are important to athletes that eat, sleep, and even dream sports. This is awesome for anyone that loves and has a passion for the game. What happens after a couple years of high school athletics if a player is really good at what they do? These athletes will start getting offers from colleges and if they are good enough then they may get offers from the NBA.
I think it would great for college athletes in the NCAA football video game to receive compensation from the game because the colleges shouldn’t be the only ones benefiting from the game. There are athletes that get injured playing college football and their careers are done, so I feel it would nice for athletes to receive something from playing the game of football, especially after college. If college athletes that don’t make it professionally in a sport could receive compensation for their time playing sports, it would create opportunities for them to start businesses and become involved in other careers.
Sports in high school are important because they involve students in school activities, build self-esteem, create social relationships, teach teamwork and cooperation and provide positive mentors. School activities can unite a school where students, faculty and staff, and parents
In “The Case Against High School Sports” Amanda Ripley makes the point that schools do better without sports. They benefit in many ways. The schools that do not have sports tend to have more money to spend and students focus more on their studies. She also mentions that sports can be beneficial to students, but in the end what is more important, sports or lifelong health? I can understand the point that Ripley is trying to make, but schools should have sports no matter the cost.
There are many fans and parents that like going to games to see their favorite players or kids play and they spend their game time watching their players make baskets or scoring touchdowns. But, there are also those fans that sit in the bleachers game after game whose players never seem make it off the bench. This happens more often in High School sports than college and professional sports. The coaches of any sports team usually put in the best players or maybe they have a favorite player that's the “star” player that gets more time in the game and more practice and help outside the games and practices. Certain players, however, should not get more attention from their coach or coach’s than others.
According to "Are High school sports good for kids?'' by Daniel Gloud ''High school sports increase educational aspirations and helps kids stay determined."High school sports provide learning experiences to students and help students maximize efforts on their work.
Of the nearly 20,000,000 kids who invest themselves in playing a sport each year, seventy percent of them will quit permanently by the age of 13 (Koebler, Jason). Typically, coaches play the best athletes they have to choose from, screwing the less skilled athletes out of experience and a chance to get better. Even the boys and girls who are playing will eventually fall to the ones participating on Amateur Athletic Union (A.A.U.) teams.
I must admit, youth sports do provide some good advantages to participating in them. The article Are High School Sports Good for Kids? states, “Leading youth development of initiative or the ability to set and go after goals” But it also derives attention from the education. The article also states, “The educational objectives of high school must be recognized and placed in the forefront.
High school sports tend to play a principle role in Americans society with over a million adolescents taking course from the veriety of school years.But more or less the question wether High school sport programs are beneficial or not still remain unclear but after reading the following articles. It is evident that they are not beneficial.