athletics in school?

@MKpack22 (307)
United States
March 19, 2007 1:13pm CST
do you think schools should allow students to play sports? it interferes with their grades and causes them to miss sleep. i thinbk we should do away with scolastic sporting events
9 responses
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I think school athletics are a great part of schooling. They let kids get their energy out, meet other people, learn a skill, and build self esteem and character. Sports don't interfere with school that much, pretty much anyone can balance one sport at a time with school work, and most schools have rules in place to prevent students from missing sleep.
19 Mar 07
i tottally agree :)
@Greg04 (100)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
Yes, I do think they should be allowed because some students need the physical activities to keep them healthy. I think that being in sports while in schools can get a student ready for the life of multi tasking. Grades are important, and schools don't allow students to play on teams if their having trouble with the grades in classes.
• United States
20 Mar 07
I disagree. Sports teach valuable life skills such as teamwork, determination, and time-management. They prepare you for the real world because they help you develop physically and mentally, and at the same time, you learn to work as a group with other individuals.
• United States
20 Mar 07
Yea, its good to help the obesity problem in this country and helps kids have fun in a controlled environment. It also can help kids pay for college with scholarships if they are good enough
• United States
19 Mar 07
sports in school is the only thing that gives my son the incentive to make good grades in school. in fact i just confrenced with my sons teachers and they are encouraging him to join a team again to help him bring up his grades. he cant play in the actually game until the grades are up but being on the sideline when all your friend are playing and its only for the reason of bad grades embarasses them into working hard and making the grade because whats the use of them just being on the team to practice when you cant actually make the field until the grades are up. it gives them that extra boost that some kids need. i possitively agree with sports being in the school. if they did away with them some kids wouldnt have the extra boost they need for incentive
@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
19 Mar 07
In Texas, you can't participate if your grades aren't good. I've even heard of college students not being allowed to play because they aren't making the grades. I think that if they are making good grades then they shouldn't be limited to their sports, but should not be allowed to play if their grades suffer. I heard when this started that poor students that were football players weren't going to get to the pros because they weren't going to be allowed to play. Well, maybe they need to work harder in class to make the grades.
19 Mar 07
I was never particularly sporty in school, but yes schools should absolutely be obliged to teach pupils and encourage them to play sports. As we all know from reading the press, there is an obesity crisis looming, particularly among the younger populations, in western societies, and often in those from poorer backgrounds where diet is not as good. Sports not only serve as a way to maintain weight, but they are good socially too, helping to build commitment in teams and a healthy degree of rivalry which itself encourages debate. I don't understand how sports make kids miss sleep, surely after a good workout they will be more tired?
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I disagree with you. I think that students that play sports are too busy to get into trouble. I think that it is important for the family to set rules for their students who are in sports. In our school system, if the student doesn't keep their grades up, they are off the team. My son plays football, wrestles and is in track. He goes to the weight room before school and works at a part time job Sunday and Thursdays. He is on the honor roll. I feel he is a very well rounded child because of his involvement in sports. He has learned to discipline his time so he can get everything accomplished.
19 Mar 07
Yes they should, it does give unfit people a chance to interact with other people in contact or non contact sports and games, and gives children a chance to keep healthy and see if they want to carry on playing there sport as a hobbie