Girls Playing On Boys Sport Teams

By , Olivia Paquette

Benefits Of Girls Playing On Boys Sports Teams

There is no reason why girls should not be able to compete on boys sport teams there is only benefits for girls if they play on boys sport teams , girls playing on boys sports teams provides girls with more self worth and high success in academics .

Playing on boys sports teams doesn't just physically benefit girls, it mentally benefits them too . In the article " Giving Girls A Sporting Chance " by Anne Driscoll and The Globe Staff , it states that " girls of every generation have grown up knowing that their bodies are supposed to be attractive to boys and acceptable to other girls , yet more than ever girls are coming to understand that their bodies don't just have to stand around looking nice , they can shoot layups , block goals , hit home runs , and clear hurdles ". Now more girls are spending there time on sports rather than elaborate hairstyles and makeup , this provides girls with more self worth . Also in the the article Elizabeth a female athlete competing on a boys team says , " training , practicing and competing on the track team alongside the boys team and with the same coaches , helped strength her in ways beyond the physical " . Competing , practicing and training alongside the boys team helped Elizabeth mentally not just physically , it helped her gain more self worth. In the the article is also says that school teachers are realizing changes in the girls personalities , thanks to athletics . Snow an elementary school teacher says " the girls she taught in 1999 are markedly different from those she remembers from 1979 these days girls are more willing to speak up , they are more confident , more willing to express ideas , and feel more comfortable with themselves , they feel more freely in the world " . From 1999 to now athletics and playing on boys sports teams have only benefited girls . Playing on boys teams helps girls beyond the physical it provides girls with better self esteem , confidence and self worth .

Some critics may argue that girls playing on boys sports teams will actually lower girls self worth or success in academics . They argue that girls might be made fun of on the team which will lower their self worth. Another thing critics argue is that girls would more focused on impressing the boys on their team than focusing on their school work . But these critics are wrong ! If girls were to join a boys sport team the boys would most likely support the girl and be excited that they are on their team rather then making fun of them , which would only boost their self worth . Also if girls were to be on a boys sport team they would be more focused on playing the sport rather than impressing the boys , which would keep them focused on school.

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Athletics provide girls with a "blue print of success" in the classroom or later in their careers, this is an advantage the boys have always had . Many high ranking business women have said that they were athletes when they were younger and that athletics led them to success . Also in the article " Giving A Girls A Sporting Chance " by Anne Driscoll and the globe staff it states that " One study found that 80 percent of female leaders at Fortune 500 companies said they had been athletes when they were younger ". Ann Marie Connor , the only saleswomen in the sales department of a technology firm believes that " the rules she learned playing sports helped her compete in the work force ... she thinks that sports provide a milieu for more common experiences and she hopes for greater acceptance between the sexes" . Connor also says that " sports give you self esteem , confidence and humbles you at the same time , it helps you take risks " . These quotes were also in the article " Giving A Girls A Sporting Chance " by Anne Driscoll and the globe staff. Ann Marie Connor is a great example of a former athlete who has transferred their experience as an athlete into a blueprint of success in her career / education .
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There is no "physiological" reason why girls cannot play and compete on boys sports teams . In the article " Making An Informed Decision About Girls Participation On Boys Teams " it states that " up to age 12 girls are often taller , heavier and more physically advanced than boys of the same age" so there is no reason why girls can not compete on boys teams they are equally advanced in athletics , athletics only positively benefits girls , providing girls with more self worth and high success in academics . The article also states that " Physical differences between early and late matures within each gender" . There are more physical differences between early and late matures in the genders than there are between the genders . This is why girls should be be aloud to compete on boys sports team , because there is no "physiological "reason why they shouldn't , it would only benefit them .
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Girls should be able to play on boys sports teams because girls playing on boys sports teams provides girls with more self worth and high success in academics. If girls are not allowed to compete on boys sports teams, girls are going to grow up and not have the same advantages as boys in their careers and education , because they weren't provided with self worth and the ability to have high success in academics through athletics .