Should schools have more than the basic sports?
They're fun! In the United Junior High 8th grade class, 9/10 people said they enjoyed sports, watching and/or playing. The game isn't the only thing that makes sports fun. Your friends and competitions can make it more fun. According to The Center For Kids First, 20% of kids join for improving skills, and 65% join sports to spend more time with friends.
If there is a larger diversity of sports, more kids may be involved. For example, there is only say, football, and baseball. There were a lot of kids that didn't enjoy those sports as much as others, so they never joined. Adding more sports to that school might give other children a chance to play a sport they enjoy. The National Federation of State High School Associations says that 55.2% of students are in sports, in the U.S.. In 2012, it was 54.8%. It has proven that there was an increase in the past year.
Some students may not be able to handle participating in an extra sport. With a few activities already in some students schedules, it may be hard to have time for a new sport. Therefore, less students may join the team. Although, if they like the new sport better, they may replace an old one.
- Children might actually get the amount of physical activity they need.
- It's fun!
- It'll make children improve in school.
- Children may be in a better mood more often.
- Children obesity may go down.
- Parents may not have the money or time to include their children in sports, causing the amount of team players to lower.
- Schools may not have the money to fund a new team.
- The children may not enjoy the new sport.
- Some people may not be able to handle the pressure of multiple activities.
- Surrounding districts may not have a sport team of they type to play against.