The Pros And Cons Of High School Athletics

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Just as Christmas has been commercialized, high school athletics is now being threatened by the same commercialism and high level of competition that is everywhere in American society. Professional pressures placed on high school athletes today help defeat the basic reason for those extra-curriculum activities, suggesting that a de-emphasis on high school athletics is desirable.
High school athletics and other after-school activities were originally conceived to provide for more recreation for and social contact among students. It was though that talented or hard working students could refine their skills in certain areas and, at the same time, other students could watch and enjoy those with the special abilities, particularly athletic abilities.

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