Many people believe that the money generated from the sports played by these kids should be given back to them as they are the ones drawing the fans to these events. However few realize how little schools actually gain money by participating in the National Colligate Athletics Association. A recent study conducted by USA today showed that there are only 40 schools that consistently turn profits from the sports that they host. (Whiteside, USAtoday.com) This means that out of approximately 200 schools who participate in division one sports, only 1/5 actually would have money available to give back to the student athletes. Furthermore, it would be unfair to provide the students who play the sports, the money that is generated from their events, rather then putting the money back into the schools. Although these students participate and spend much of their time playing, they are no more special then the average student who attends the school. Putting the money back into the school itself allows everyone a better education, rather then just a few students, some spending money.
Some schools force students to participate in organized school sports. However, I believe that schools should not make this a requirement. Some students may have medical conditions, family situations that don't allow them to participate in organized school sports, or they simply may not have the time.
The goal of sports is to prepare its participants for life and turn them into well-rounded individuals. In school there are requirements. If students do not maintain a certain GPA they cannot play, and if they get into trouble in or outside of school they will most likely be put on a suspension or kicked off the team. In order to play they have to have clean records. This is just a few of the many benefits of teens participating in sports. Due to this, most teens will most likely not give into peer pressure and do something that may jeopardize their athletic standing. By being a part of something bigger than themselves, teens will focus harder in and away from school, which in turn helps them become prepared for adulthood. In sports, coaches are teaching teens how to make better decisions about their lives, as well as the sense of accomplishment of their hard work and a job well
This creates problems for the team, coaches, and officials. Because it is not school sponsored, no one has a say in which school a student can play for because they don’t have that authority. If someone wants to play for a rival school across the valley that they may not go to, no one can change that. It also makes it so that multiple high schools that want to have their own team can’t because players switch around to whatever high school they suddenly feel like playing at and then they don’t have enough players for a JV and Varsity team. This creates a domino effect when hiring officials, playing in official tournaments, and for any other team involved with playing against the said team. If it was school sponsored, it would organize the teams so that the players would be required to play for the school they go to, not the school of their choice. This would keep everyone organized and make multiple people’s jobs
They don't think about paying for the sport they are going to play. This can make students second-guess themselves about playing and make them not want to play their sport. Schools should want more and more students to play sports. These reasons are terrible for students to stay in active and not play any sports. “Taxpayers are saying, ‘Let’s get rid of sports. We don’t have to pay for them,’ School boards are saying ‘Hey, it’s not mandatory to offer these programs.’ What we’re saying is, ‘Well, we still have something to offer that is very important in this country.’” (Popke, 2007, p. xx). Sports teach to students a lot in their life, it's a great deal of responsibility. So when students aren't playing sports they can be missing out on important lessons in their life. “While these programs are important to the students’ educational growth, the bills inevitably add up.”(Cerling & Herman, 2007, p.
Imagine this, Friday night, bright lights, the smell of popcorn, your classmates in the stands cheering you on, and the coolest thing of them all, the name of your own school on your jersey, representing the whole school. Some schools think sports cost too much money, but being a student is harder than ever. You are being held to tougher academic standards-and so is your school and that's why it is more important than ever for schools to keep sports because private and club sports are too expensive for most families and sport programs in school can affect and improve academic skills.
Finally I’m in middle school and I am ready to play school sports. But I can’t. I have to wait until next year. Sixth graders should be able to play middle school sports. Players can ride the bus to games, sixth graders will get better because they are practicing with older kids, and players will get better grades because they can’t be failing a class. Sixth graders should be included in middle school sports.
More specifically, children are also increasingly pressured--again, usually by parents and coaches--to specialize in one sport and to play it year-round, often on several different teams (Perry). Now, if sports specialization is such a great idea, then why are kids being “pressured”? As stated before, sports specialization can result in severe injury or even retirement from sports all together. Evidently, parents would not want to risk their athlete’s entire athletic career just because of an overuse injury. Knowing this, a diversity in sports activities is the solution to the problem. Additionally, a specialization in sports can lead to the young athlete not experiencing a sport that he or she may truly enjoy in their life. If a parent already makes a child decide on a sport to play, how will the child know if that is the sport they truly want to participate in? As the child ages, they could realize that the sport they play now is not one that they love anymore, so they could just quit. Deciding at such a young age is not only a hasty decision, but also a terrible one. Finally, this specialization can also create social problems. If a child is already so competitively involved in a sport, then their social lives and relationships with friends are at risk. The clear choice here is to let the child live a normal life by allowing them to make friends and play, rather than taking over their lives with competitive
I don't agree that playing more than one sport is better than focusing on just one. At a competitive high school it is very difficult to play multiple sports at a proficient level, in fact most coaches are against it. On page 15 the info graphic reads, "Nearly 603,000 girls compete in track-and-field in high school. There only about 4,500 college scholarships." Though, playing more than one
There are some negative factors which lead to a debate. Including, are some negatives aspects about sixth graders having sports because they are newbie to middle school and they may need to adapt to the new environment around them, but shouldn’t they be prepared for the upcoming years? Likewise, because they are new people in a new school it may distract them in class to only think about the sport, but it may not. Another reason, the enjoyment of a sport can lead to the increase of stress, anxiety, and lost amusement of the activity. The long hours of the activity may cause injury to one due to the over practices and burnout. Including to that, due to the competitive sport the player can strain a muscle, ligament, or even possibly aches in body parts. There are a few negative factors, but sports are important to many students, like me, and want to play for their own enjoyment and there are positive outcome ou...
I believe playing a sport in high school helps students focus more on keeping their grades up in school. Most high schools don’t allow their students to participate in sports or any other after school activities if their grades are under a certain grade point average. I feel like by enforcing this particular rule, it helps student athletes work hard and take their education seriously, so that they are able to participate in the school sport. From a personal experience, I think it’s motivating to play a sport while going to high school. That’s because the sport motivates me to do well in school so I can be apart of the team and participate in the games.
This is giving other students an unfair advantage and ruining the experience of a solid team for others. High school sports should be played by athletes that want to be there and will not mess around because the school does not have to let you play sports.
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
I wanted to play sports all my life for my school but I never could because I loved school but I always had problems with my classes. Classes were difficult for me so I never got to play. The coaches wanted me to play because when it came down to sports they thought I was a excellent player. I believe that a student shouldn't have to be on the honor roll to play sports because it's just a sport it made to have fun, your not getting paid to keep up your grades last but not least you never know what a student is going through so you don't know if they can keep up being on the honor roll.
Participating in a sport at your school can be a blast. It's common for many teenagers to have sports as a major part of their life in their school career. You get to meet new friends and basically develop a second family. You get to develop relationships that can last forever. You make memories that you'll remember forever.You can work hard but still have a good and fun time with everyone and your activity while your doing it.(WORDING THOSE PARAGRAPHS BETTER LATER) At the high school level, you practice for many hours a day for a school sport but you have other things on top of it like your grades. Athletics and Academic performance continues to be a topic of controversial. Many feel that grades are still a priority if you are in a sport,