Pros And Cons Of High School Sports

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Should Ridgeline High School continue to have team sports? There has been debate on whether High Schools should maintain having school sports. Some say that they are a good thing to have, but others think they are a bad idea. Team sports should not be banned from Ridgeline High School because they help the students to be physically fit and have better social skills-in everyday life and while playing. First of all, High School sports help students to be physically fit. 60 minutes or more is the amount of physical activity that teens need daily, and most high school sports have practices that are about two hours long. These practices help students to be more active because they are required and that ensures they get the amount of activity that…show more content…
One way it can improve social skills is by being around a team. You are meeting new people and making new friends, and all that can lead to you being more outgoing and help you have a good time. One writer says that "playing sports helps teenagers develop a healthy sense of competition within a friendly, team-oriented environment" (Maddox). You will learn how to lose gracefully, so you aren 't sad, or mad at everyone. This will also help you to win gracefully by not bragging or being arrogant. The University of Florida states that "student who regularly participate in sports are able to cope better with competition in other areas of their lives" (Maddox). The athletes can learn many things about how to act when they get older. You learn things such as how to act when you are disciplined, keep your commitments, concentration, and you gain self-confidence. Coaches discipline the students when they do something wrong like being late to practice or breaking a rule, this helps them to know to be places on time which also helps with commitment. While playing sports you need concentration. When you concentrate you are more motivated to finish and that is a good quality for a person to have. One really important aspect of life is to have self-confidence and that just makes your entire life…show more content…
Some people say that team sports cause too many injuries and that High Schools should ban them, so less people will get hurt. This is not a good argument for many reasons. One reason is because you can get hurt doing a bunch of other daily things. Some examples include driving, walking places, hanging out with friends, doing jobs around the house, and more. Along with these daily things you can trip over objects on the ground or even running into other people. Nevertheless, there is a P.E. (physical education) class at High Schools and you can get injured there just as easily as when you are playing a team sport. Also, like mentioned earlier most teams do a warmup to prevent injuries. They do many stretches that help all of your muscles, running to get your blood flowing, and even workouts to get your muscles ready to move. When doing High School sports there is a very low chance of you getting injured and that shows why the argument is
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