Rugby... School Sport?
Should it be?
Every year our team has went to State, if that's not successful then i have no clue what success is. And this year, we're going to win state. Our team is so successful not only because we've went to state, but our size, how we play, to everything. We're determined to win. How we win, is that we don't give up. We play as a team, not individuals.
Good Time Management
Practice for rugby is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 5:30-7:30 we practice in rain and snow the weather won't affect our decision to play. We don't practice as much in days wise, but within the two hours we are at practice we drill and drill. We Don't Stop.
Rugby started in 1823, and from then on it has been growing tremendously! From 2000-2016 even it's grown a ton. My Junior year was the first time i heard of rugby and before that never before, then the people on my team have been playing for years. When rugby becomes a school sport, it'll even grow more and more and expand so much more.
Good Publicity for School
Not a lot of schools have Rugby has a school sport, so meaning if we made rugby a school sport then A LOT of more students from Indiana and other schools around Avon would come to Avon. Then they would play for an actual School, not just a club of a school. It's just that pride you get when you run onto the field and you're playing for your School, it means so much more then just playing for a club.
Gentlemen Sport, A lot of Respect
Unlike other sports, rugby is a gentlemen sport. We start the game wanting to destroy the opposing team, then after the match we eat together, converse, etc. It's not like other sports when we despise of each other after each game, that you can't even look at that one person. It's a gentlemen sport, played by savages.
With Rugby, we have to tackle a certain way or we can get a red card or a yellow card. Red Card - dismissed. Yellow Card - 10mins. Our tackles have to be above the knee and below the shoulders. So we can't go close lining people, or under and over people. When we tackle YOU HAVE TO WRAP your hands around them and bring them down. you can't pick people up and slam them, and both of your feet can't leave the ground.
Just like football, and all other school sports. It helps raise a lot of money for the school! Why not just make rugby a school sport and help the school get even more money? If Rugby becomes a school sport, it could have more publicity then any other sport to be honest, could even have more then the football team, baseball team, and basketball team.
Hard Work, Dedication
Rugby isn't a sport for everyone, it's extremely difficult for the most part. You work your butt off every practice, then when game day comes, You destroy. The game of rugby is a hard sport to comprehend as well, it has a lot of rules and concepts to the sport. 1.) You can only pass backwards. 2.) You can't block. and 3.) when you pass the ball out everyone is in an angle with each other.
Expands the options for sports for students
With all the basic sports now a days such as: Football, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, etc. The USA started becoming more open meaning Lacrosse which originated from Woodland Native Americans, and Rugby which originated from Rugby, England. USA expanding and exploring more sports as helped students be more active by creating more sports.
If rugby was a school sport, it could help the school so much more with funding and gaining new students. Not a lot of schools have rugby has a sport, there all clubs. So when people see that rugby is a school sport it can persuade people to come here to play rugby for the actual school then play as a club for other schools. Also, students will be determined to play meaning they'll do all they can, push so much more, be stronger then ever. It can help the school so much more with publicity, everything. Rugby is a sport to me, not a club. It should be a School Sport.