Ripley, Amanda. "The Case Against High-School Sports." Oct. 2013: 72-78. Print
In the article Ripley shows how high school sports are affecting kids in the nation. I personally think that sports are one of the best ways to get involved in things. Even though I am not an athlete I used to be a couple years ago. I played baseball actually but I only stopped well cause im lazy sorry. I would play again but I would only do rec. None of this was ever because of grades, that was never a problem for me and is one of the reasons I will be talking about. So I believe that sports can for one make you more encouraged to do your work in school, it can keep you out of trouble, and can benefit you in high school towards scholarships for example.
Doing a Sport is going to encourage you to do your work in school because guess what you cant play if you are failing a class or two something like that its different in other schools. Some kids may say well ill just make sure I at least have a D or something close to an F. You know your walking a fine line when you do that because lets say you do have a D and you bomb a test say goodbye to your football games. One little slip up and your done. That's why its good to have at least a C+ and that's at least you should have B's and A's if your playing sports. It will show that you can be a good athlete while working on your school work. Doing a sport can actually relax you for example if you had a rough day at school well now you get to go and have some fun with your friends at a game or something and take a break from school. My point is u should be encouraged to do them it might make u think more about your grades and can teach you some skills on being able to multitask maybe.
Doing a sport can keep you out of trouble. Instead of doing drugs you could be doin something that is going to benefit you more then being a loser. It's going to get you to be more social. You could make new friends on your team. It will get you more involved in working with other people and how to deal with them. It will get you to go and get exercise for only about 2 hours a day depending on the sport. It will help you so much more then sitting home on your couch and doing drugs recking your health. Doing the right thing will benefit you more in your future of life.
Lastly probably a big thing is that a scholarship is something you can get from doing good in a certain sport. It can be hard but it's certainly possible if you work for it. That should encourage you the most if your planning on attending college which everyone should try to do In fact. Going to college is going to benefit you so much in your in your future career with a diploma that can never be taken away. It's something to think about definitely and doing a sport can help aswell.
So all in all doing sports can benefit you in many ways like keeping you out of trouble, get more involved and more social for ecamples.