In this community lately, there has been discussion lately on sports possibly being removed from the high schools. Although, they get the most recognition that does not mean that just because one little thing it gets removed and completely forgotten about. In fact, so many people do high school sports in the text “Are High School Sports Good For Kids” it explicitly states “Here in Michigan almost 300,000 young people take part in high school sports every year.” This scene particularly shows that many youth athletes participate in high school sports in only one state alone. On the bright side, if you are getting that many participants and students your high school will eventually get noticed for the talents of these young scholars. In continuation,
Athletes in high school begin to start their legacy. History about this compelling start to an athletes career took place in 20th century. In 1903 New York City’s Public School Athletic League for Boys was established, and formal contests between children, organized by adults, emerged as a way to keep the boys coming back to activities, clubs, and school (thealantic.com). By 1910 17 other cities across the United States had formed their own competitive athletic leagues modeled after New York City’s PSAL (thealantic.com). From then to now, high school athletes having become the turning point in the students’ lives, parents’ lives, and community itself, but if the students want to make their career successful in their respected sport, then they need
Amanda Ripley, author of “The Case Against High-School Sports,” gives an interesting thought to not only how important high-school sports are, but how much money is spent. Her stance on it tends to be that sports are more of a distraction than they are good for. Through the use of examples and relevant data, she was able to effectively establish her stance on high-school sports. However, there were oftentimes organizational and evidence based errors. By looking at the organization, audience awareness, and examples it can be seen that the article is effective but could use some major improvements.
Statistically showing, at least 100,000 college football players get hurt yearly. College football player’s should get paid to play because these players put themselves at risk for injury, college football is a job, not p.e, and it will help players adjust to college socially and economically. Colleges and the NCAA can make money selling jerseys and other souvenirs that might include the likeness of players, yet the actual players never receive a cent.
Did you know that depending on the sport, students who play sports in college most likely have less than a 2% chance of becoming professional athletes? At middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country, everyone is arguing over whether or not students with failing grades should be allowed to play sports. In my opinion, a good education is so very important for our country’s youth, especially the athletes. Not a lot of kids are good enough to play in the top college sports programs in the country. But even those who are, still have an astonishingly low chance at making the professional leagues. If they have failing grades as well, the colleges are sending their students into the world without a real chance at becoming professional athletes, and without an actual education. In the end, they will be left unprepared for life. My first reason I believe athletes with bad grades shouldn’t play sports
According to " The Case Against High-School Sports" (2013), sports could create some study, health, and time management problems for schools and students. In this post, Amanda Ripley initially shows the benefits when involving in the high-school sports: exercise, sportsmanship lessons, some positive personalities, more fun and staying away from vices. She also writes some tales to inform readers that in the US, students are interested and enjoy in sports more than other peers in other countries. However, she claims that the high-school sports have negative effects on schools and students. Next, she gave some schools ' examples to show the problems when schools and students spent too much time and money in high-school sports. Moreover, she reports
This notion is supported by Dr. Daniel Gould, who believes that “Children who participate in sports have increased educational aspirations, closer ties to school and increased occupational aspirations in youth” (1). People against the funding of high school sports think that parents and society are placing more emphasis than ever before and, “[P]ressures athletic personnel to deviate on winning from the athlete- centered educational and personal development mission” (Gould 1). However, athletes strive to do better in class. Michael Lorenc, a high school basketball coach believes that “those who seem to have an overwhelming schedule where they’re playing maybe multiple sports, and high academic schedules, they tend to do better than those who don’t do anything extracurricularly” (Gray). Balancing sports and school makes athletes put more effort into keeping up grades while playing the sport they love. Sports motivate athletes to be better students, so funding sports would just keep kids inspired to do good at school, not cause them to get
From the Friday night lights to the last second goal, school sports are a major part of the high school journey. In fact, according to "Are High School Sports Good For Kids?" by Daniel Gould, Ph.D., over five million students from the United States participate in a school sport. High school sports are a great way for student-athletes to stay healthy, make new friends, and be a part of a team atmosphere. In addition, school sports keep kids off of the streets and lower the athlete's chance of committing a crime.
Courtney Stawarz says, “Sports are important, I understand that. However, Elizabeth Kolbert has a valid argument.” She says, while Americans tend to put more emphasis on sports rather than learning, it is not the children that are at fault. She sees how sports are related to grades being you have to make sure you are eligible to play. Children have to watch their grades in order to be able to play sports in schools. Stawarz also states that she feels people get offended when others bash on sports or academics but Kolbert makes it so she’s not bashing on either side. She is basically stating the
When you hear the story it is always the same. A football player who is as dumb as a rock (and that’s an insult to rocks) gets a full ride scholarship to college and just drinks and parties, while the nerdy student wants to go to college to make something of himself and has to work two jobs, tutors other people, and practically starves himself to go to the same the college . When kids turn 17 or 18 years old and they start filling out applications, this story becomes a parent’s reality. They hear left and right, this athlete was awarded a basketball scholarship or this athlete received a softball scholarship. They push their children to become an athlete just to get the extra money (Sullivan, 2016). The academic and athletic departments have not seen eye to eye for quite some time. Some colleges around the USA actually put their athletics before academics. There was about a $131,182. 00 difference between a regular student and an athletic student at Southeastern FBS Conference in 2008. This difference was in the favor of the athletic student. There was a
Children have strived for years to make their parents, teachers and coaches proud of them. Kids have come to practice Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday to get better, while their academics are suffering. Students have pushed their bodies to the limits, causing extreme injury that will hold them back from sports in the future. Student athletes are not getting the opportunity to play multiple sports during the year, because they are expected to spelize in one sport and focus on it year round, leaving no opportunity to play other sports or do other activities. Youth sports are becoming too intense for young children to keep up with.
In the article written by Amanda Ripley “The Case Against High-School Sports” for The Atlantic magazine. The author exposes the importance that American families and communities give to sports in schools over other vital subjects for students such math, writing and writing. Ripley supports her argument by presenting a series of examples to support her idea. One of the examples the writer presents is how international students that come to America as exchange visitors are shocked to see the extent of attention and resources used to support sports at schools. It is surprising to them to see the amount of money and time invested in school sports, and how much devotion the whole community pays to those events.
In her response to Amanda Ripley, she states that she agrees with her because of the ironocy that is involved between sports and academics. In sports students are expected to “show just how well they can when expectations are high and they put their minds to it,” however, the same expectations are expected for their academics and they can work just as hard for it, which reflects on their test scores. Students should be expected to work harder for their academics, because it is something that will guarantee their future financially. They could go into sports and do a couple of years for pro sports, but that never lasts long. Education is what separates the ignorant from the wise person, and in this case what is the point of going to school for long periods of time so that one ends up kicking around a ball ? Elizabeth Kolbert, encourages everyone to make their kids focus on school the exact same way that they make their kids focus on sports and other physical
The 21st century has been both the best and worst of times for the NCAA. Television ratings, fan attraction, and level of talent in the athletes have never been higher. With a total revenue of nearly $1 billion in the 2014 fiscal year, the NCAA is thriving in all circumstances. It is also why the NCAA has never been more vulnerable and on the defensive with regard to its policies and practices. When it comes to being on the defensive, there is one particular issue that stands above all; the student athletes themselves being treated as amateurs instead of employees. There have been several reiterations of the topic, but due to its ongoing debate, a universal term has been created for this matter, and that is “pay for play” (Sanderson and Siegfried). A term that suggests that athletes be paid in more than just scholarships, but instead a direct form of compensation.
In my opinion, I think that competitive sports in school have a lifetime of benefits. In this article Kevin Kniffin states that, “Research shows that people who play high school sports get better jobs, with better pay.” In my essay I will be explaining how people who play sports get better jobs and better pay, and how hiring managers expect more out of a former high school student who played sports. In my opposing side I will be explaining how in the worlds smartest countries, school is about learning. However, this minor argument still leads me to the side of Kevin Kniffin.