Many people today think that sports get in the way of academics. I agree with this because sports require a lot of time and dedication, however so does school. You cannot simply show up to class and expect to pass without dedicating yourself. Although maybe not all student athletes dedicate themselves mainly to sports, majority maintain a “C” average in school. Som...
Despite not being a football student athlete, but as a student athlete in general we live up to high standards. Meeting the University academic expectations on a daily basis is not the easiest thing to do. In terms of waking up in the morning to lift, go to class, and then go to practice in the afternoon you are done for the day mentally wise. But your day does not stop, you have that needs to be done for your classes, and that’s where the University holds you to a standard over students who are not student athletes. I am the first to admit that my freshman year as a student athlete was not the easiest. I thought many of times that I was going to fail, but the resources that were provided I used that to the fullest to be successful. Being a student athlete comes with time management, sacrifice, and it test your character when you are bombarded with
Student athletes live very busy lives. A typical school day runs from 8:00-2:30, add in a two- hour practice or game, score a part time job, dive into some family time, a grand slam of homework and catch a little bit of sleep. Students are more stressed due to the many activities they are a part of. This issue affects a lot of people not only in this school district, but most other high schools throughout the country. All student athletes exercise more than other children who are not involved in an extracurricular sport. In school athletics, the players are called “student athletes” meaning that school activities come first. There are strict rules for student athletes, not only on the field but in the classroom as well. In physical education
Many people know that juvenile delinquency is a problem, but they may not know that those problems could carry on through adulthood. Sports can keep children out of trouble, entertained, motivated, and healthy. Sports alone will not solve the entire problem, but it can help to reduce it. If parents start children in sports at a young age, their children may find that they enjoy them and will carry on throughout their middle and high school careers. Teenagers that are involved in extracurricular activities such as sports will be less likely to cause problems, get better grades, and live healthier lives compared to those who don’t participate.
College is a huge step that many people take in order to set themselves up for success in the future. From all over the world people with many different goals go to college to learn the necessary skills they need in order to do what it is that they want to do. Whether it’s to be a painter, an actor, or a detective, people go to college to hone their skills to have a lucrative career. Athletics is also one of those things. Many Students go to college in order to properly learn how to advance in the sport that they want to play, or be a professional. While in college you do not usually get paid beyond a scholarship if you are a student. That even goes for Student-Athletes. Student-Athletes was a coined term specifically to show that the Athletes
Let us first discuss where most of a child's peaking potential begins. High school athletics is known to be some of the most competitive and demanding set of athletics in the world. Not only is the person to handle any and all schoolwork they are assigned, but also their dedication to their sport(s), social life, work, and family. This is a lot of pressure on a kid 14-18 years old. High school sports are supposed to be secondary to academics, and this is true in most cases. What happens if your school relies on its football program to bring in its revenue? Is that a case for debate? There has been an ongoing debate about weather or not athletes are treated mor...
The goal of most high school sports is to prepare teenagers for adult life and turn them into well-rounded individuals, as opposed to counting stats and winning championships (although winning is an added bonus). A study in 2010 showed that in both, Arkansas and Kansas athletes had higher grade point averages and fewer absences then non-athletes (B. & Erk, 2011). In many schools there are also requirements as far as grades are concerned, if students do not maintain a certain grade point average they cannot play, and if they get into trouble in school or with the law they will also more than likely be put on a suspension or kicked off the team entirely. Therefore, a child will try to do better all-around and not just in his or her sport. In order to prevent a suspension, students need to stay out of trouble both in and out of school. Again, this is just one of the many benefits of teens being on sports teams; in order to play, they need to have clean records. Because of this, most teens will think twice about giving into peer pressure and doing something that may hurt their chances of say, playing in that championship game. By being a part of something bigger than themselves, teens will concentrate harder in and away from school which in turn helps them become prepared for adulthood. In sports, coaches are giving teens the tools to make better decisions about their lives, as well as the sense of accomplishment for a job well
Most people do not understand how playing sports can help with an individual’s grades and success in the classroom. Most people believe there is not any comparison between the two. Athletics are all about teaching the qualities you need to be prepared for school and everyday life. A college student can receive several qualities just from participating in the sports at their college or university. Athletics help teach responsibility, leadership, competitiveness, sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and time management (Denhart 1). Just as in sports, to be successful in the classroom college students must take responsibility in turning in their work in a proper fashion and learn how to manage their time wisely. Also students need to be able to work together for a common cause in classes that require group work such as labs and drama classes. Working hard in the classroom is really being influenced by the NCAA after adjustments have been made to the rule book.
A very controversial issue in college athletics today is whether student athlete's academic goals or athletic events should be placed in higher importance. In our society today, many people people tend to think of highly renowned college athletes as athletes that dedicate all their time to the sport that they play. What many people tend to forget is that these college athletes have as large a responsibility in the classroom as they do playing football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, or whatever sport it is that they play. These student athletes are required to practice for many hours each week in addition to having to complete hours of homework and research papers that they may have. Some people may think that being a collegiate athlete would be a fun and easy task but however, they are wrong. Regular college students receive enough homework and papers to do. Imagine having to complete all of the homework that all non- student athletes have to complete in addition to the time consuming dedication to a sports team. This is the stressful and challenging life of a collegiate student athlete.
Furthermore, sports promotes students to get good grades and maintain good grades. To play in any sport, students have to meet the grade requirements in order for them to play. Students’ must have a GPA of 2.0 in high school or higher to play in sports. That means the bare minimal a student can have are straight C’s (no less than a C) to play a sport. In the United States C’s are considered to be passing with the percentage of 70% through 79%. “People in sports with high academic schedule seem to have better grades than people who are not doing anything extracurricular activities,” Michael Lorence, a J.V coach, stated to KCRA News. That means people in sports generally have better grades than people that are not in sports. Hence why sports