Girls and Boys on the Same Team?

Should Girls and Boys be allowed on the same sports team?

Introduction

In the gym,athletics,and on sports team in schools and outside schools you see girls and boys working out or playing separately. I think girls and boys should be allowed on the same sports teams because it has benefits for boys and girls, it would be a step for equality,and more opportunities.

How Girls and Boys Being on the Same Sports Team Could Benefit Boys and Girls

The benefits of girls and boys playing on the same spots teams include improvement in mental and physical heath according to Women's Sports Foundation allowing girls to compete with and against boys increases their view of themselves and make them more strong. Having girls and boys on the same team can bring strengths by not only gender , but individual people. Of course friendship that can make the team even better and according to "Kids Sports Magazine", learning to view the opposite gender as a friend and not something intimidating is something kids can carry with them for life.
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How Girls and Boys Being on the Same Sports Team Could Be a Step for Equality

Right now in the 21 century a topic that is popular is equality . I think that girls and boys on the same sports team would be a step for equality . Stereotypes for girls are that we are weak, can't like sports,and that guys are stronger than girls.etc. Stereotypes for guys that they are in charge and that they have to like sports,video games.etc. All these stereotypes and many stereotypes are false. Another reason for girls and boys should be on the same sports team is that it would grab the worlds attention ,yes there has been cases where boys and girls have fought to be on the sports team of the other gender on the news ,but more of multi-gender sports team would open more eyes and minds on equality. 1,500 girls started playing on the boys football team in 2013 and boys volleyball is behind girls 2,257 schools to 15,565 .
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More Opportunities

Girls and Boys on the same team could get more opportunities to have a fair game and more scholarships for girls. A fair game means following rules , fair game time, and etc. There has been times where schools give the boy's sports games more time than the girls sports game's and times where the girl's sports teams don't have the same rules as the boy's sports team. With girls and boys on the same sports team they would be given the opportunity for girls having the fair amount of game time as boys and girls having the same rules as boys sports team. It's a fact that boys get more athletic scholarships than girls According to the article "Athletic Scholarships - Who Gets Them and How Many Are There?"

in 2007-2008 1.6% of men received amount of athletic scholarships in relation to 1.1% of women who received athletic scholarships. Girls and boys being on the the same sports team could increase the number of scholarships girls get.

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Conclusion

Benefits for girls and boys being on the same sports team, step for equality ,and more opportunities.These are the reasons why I think girls and boys should be on the same sports team. Of course people have the choice to choose if they want to play with the same gender or opposite gender and people have religious reason why they can't be on the same sports team which is okay. It's also laws in some states to not discriminate the gender if they want to play on the opposite gender team . I think there should be more multi-gender sports team , but at the end day it's your choice.

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