Light shine off the helmets of the players as they prepare to snap the play. The tension, in the field and in the crowd, is felt as they all prepare for the rush that is to come. This is what students look forward to seeing since the start of that very day, the school is restless. School sports are a thing of American education, but is it really needed? Sports programs should be cut students are failing to focus on academics, the expensive are too much, and the schools budgets should be focused on academics and ways to keep the students happy DURING school.
Millions of parents and athletes across the country have encountered the issue of playing time when it comes to high school sports. Each one of them is oblivious to the fact that playing time is decided by ability. Not by the coach. Innings, playing time, minutes, games- It is called many different things, however, they all mean the same thing- how hard the athlete is willing to work towards the sport and whether they show it. Therefor, high school coaches should not be required to give equal playing time to all of the players on the team because it is an unfair practice and stunts the growth of the more successful players.
The desire to play will grow like weeds and a garden box depriving the rest and students will only become more active when they join. Some students may even play more than one sport. I have read many concerns addressing the matter and how kids are becoming more productive. Obesity is no longer lingers and increases as rapidly but now sense participation in sports have arose the obesity percentage it has dropped a fair amount. And many of the students are getting scholarships for playing sports.
Football is one of America 's favorite pastimes, but with future generations no longer playing due to the concern of concussions and injuries--it could vanish entirely. 20% of high school students who have played football have suffered from some type of concussion("Overweight & Obesity" 2017). So many parents are no longer allowing their kids to play football, which brings concern for the future of football. Yet football is a fun and active sport that keeps kids in shape even though obesity is a growing problem in the US. After examining children playing football, it is clear that parents should allow their kids to be apart of football because it keeps kids in shape, while keeping them safe, and allows them to be successful later on in life.
Kids every day, of all ages play sports, whether it be a fun game with their friends or organized through their school. Sports themselves are great, they promote countless benefits and encourage players. However, once schools get involved things change. Amanda Ripley in her article The Case against High School Sports states “In many schools, sports are so entrenched that no one- not even the people in charge- relizes their actual cost.” The academic focus of schools can shift to the athletics, with there being too much time and money being poured in it. That effort could be better spent on what the actual focus of school should be, students’ education, not training and games.
Unfortunately, your sport requires time off from school, and the school won 't even accommodate your schedule. What if you were an athlete and you had a small injury and your coach made you play because it was the state champs and you hurt yourself so you couldn 't play in the future? Some schools are making the passing GPA lower so that they can graduate and continue to play for a college. Many of those student-athletes, about 8 million people took part in high school athletics, Half of those students burn out on their sport because of intense training session and painful injuries. Are these the negative impacts on high
Athletics of all kinds have started to consume students and the educational system. Football, soccer, track, basketball, baseball, and many other sports are being introduced to students during high school, and this leads to the goals of academic system being placed on the back burner. Funding that could be used to improve learning situations is wasted, the safe environment promoted by many schools is put at risk, and a separation between the students and responsibility is created when sports becomes the priority over academics. Although sports can provide an outlet for many students, “Mixing sports and academics can give kids the wrong idea about what’s needed to succeed” (Ripley) With education being second place to sports, high schools lose the opportunity to take advantage of their funding and resources. Schools spends thousands of dollars and resources every year on jerseys, fields, equipment, games, practices, and coaches for each sport in high school.
For instance, student-athletes could be overly pressured by parents, coaches, or even peers to perform well during games and practices. For some teenagers, sports are the only way to afford tuition for the college they wish to attend after graduation. They are constantly being pressed on to win. However, this issue can be avoided. With the right coach, athletes can focus on building character and setting goals, such as winning, while still being able to enjoy playing sports without consistent pressure.
All because the school doesn 't take into account grades and academics when they ask themselves ‘who deserves to play?’.”. When we allow poor grades onto a school sports team, they may completely throw out academics, jobs, and college just to play sports as a career despite that only 2.83% of student athletes make it to the professionals. Take it from a 12 year old, it’s fun to have passions and hobbies! Like my hobby is astronomy, and studies show that ¾ school-aged children have organized sports on their list of fun hobbies. Hobbies can provide lots of challenges and hours of fun to children everywhere!
Running also relieves tension, by running kids can worry about their problems without having people to worry about anyone hearing them. One of the bad things is when kids get too tired or doesn't get to do their work for school, it can get hard but some students have to quit because of the homework. Another example of bad is kids can get really bad injuries while running too much, this can lead to a day injure or even a year injure. Most of the running part is easy it's really hard to get injured, you only get injured if you just messing around or not stretching. Most of the high school kids can't even run a mile on the track.
For many years, schools around the nation have focused on sports instead of their academic studies. Many studies show that these activities are harming places of learning. Therefore, districts around the country should stop this after class past time to save money, reduce the child’s stress, and to increase the learners grades As many Americans know, money can help to achieve a great education. In an article “Should Your School Get Rid of Sports”, it was found that “many schools can not afford to repair classrooms due to the lack of funding”(Ripley 10).The biggest events the schools have to pay for are the games, they have to pay for the concession stands, to clean up after the kids who leave their trash and they have to repair the bleachers
The other 30% of students believe that college athletes shouldn’t be paid only because of their age, only being in highschool and because they haven’t made it big. One student Logan Klaproth believes, “They[student athletes] should be paid because they advertise the sports teams and merchandise for the school yet the athletes are not getting paid a single cent. Furthermore, since they are paying for college at the same time being paid for playing sports would help them pay student loans and their college
Many things led kids to become Boxcar Kids. This was because several kids were feeling like a burden to their families and others left because of the shame of poverty and unemployment. Some kids just left because they thought it would be a great adventure. The biggest reason though was probably the fact that many kids were looking for jobs to earn money. Kids left because they thought they were helping their families or it would be so much fun, but numerous kids didn’t think of the dangers they would face on the rails.
Many students give a sigh of relief when the first day of summer vacation finally arrives. But in reality, summer vacation is pushing students backwards by increasing the knowledge gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students and decreases learning productivity. Year round schooling helps push students forward academically, make the school year feel shorter for both students and teachers, and help less privileged students catch up to their more privileged peers. For example, Year round schooling has shorter breaks and will prevent students from losing a lot of information. Many students go through “the summer slide” and forget much of what they have learned the previous school year.
"Pay to Play" Participating on a sports team is an extremely important event for many high schoolers across America. Sports have almost become a lifestyle for many students across the country. Unfortunately the United States economy remains in a substandard position and cannot afford to give schools enough funding to cover all athletics. With this problem at hand, many schools have had to start requiring a "pay to play" policy in which the student athlete pays the school a certain amount in order to play for the team. Pay to play is necessary because it would allow schools to stay in restraints of their budgets with ease, students who cannot afford the payment are available to an exemption from it, and playing time would not be affected.