Girls play on boy's teams?
By Brian McGrath
Imagine that Sarah, a girl on the school soccer team, Loves soccer. Her and the rest of the team are outside practicing when the couch tell them bad news. The girls team was cut for budget reasons. Fortunately she was able too in the boys team. Girls who play on boys teams benefit both physically and mentally.
For girls there are many benefits of playing a boy’s team. The level to play may be better for the girls. “The level to play may be better because of sheer numbers, meaning more competitive practices and leagues”(should my daughter play on a girls team or a boys team). Girls may have better games because of there are more players. “The only option to play on a girl’s team may mean you have to drive further to get to her practices”(should my daughter play on a girls team or a boys team). How is this fair, for some girls that's what they have to do to play the sport they love. The girls team or league does not receive as much resources as the boy team. “The girls team or league does not revive as many resources as the boys team, and there are more opportunities for talented female athletes”(about girls participation on boys teams).
Prior to puberty there are no gender based physiological reasons to separate makes from females. “Girls and boys do not differ significantly in physiologic parameters such as height, weight, fat-free mass, girth, bone mass, and skin fold thickness”(contact sports- girls and contact sports). Therefore girls should be allowed to play with boys.
Girls who play sports are more likely than non athlete to become pregnant in teenage years. “Female teenage athletes are more likely than non athletes too conduct in sexual activity”(Driscoll ). “Athletic girls tend to avoid risky sexual behavior”(Driscoll). If girls teams are cut and aren't allowed to play with boys on their teams, these girls are more likely to conduct in risky behavior.
It might seem that girls who play on boys teams do not benefit physically or mentally. This belief assumes girls won't benefit on a boys team. However, there are several reasons to oppose this point of view. Girls who play sports are more likely than non athletes to become pregnant as a teen. Sometimes girls teams are cut and they can't play the sport they want to without playing on a boys team.
Girls who play on boys teams benefit both physically and mentally. Girl’s teams aren't getting equal attention or equipment and if they get cut they can't join a boys team. It is impossible to let every girl on a boys team, but they deserve a chance to play.