Athletes and Trouble

The only problems we have are on the field.

"There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes, but with hard work, there are no limits."

Limits- a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass, and a word in which no such athlete knows. Limits affect teens reaching their goals, like trouble, but athletes have more standards to conform to.

Athletes are less likely to get into trouble due to eligibility and game packed schedules.

Every athlete has a series of rules to abide by to be eligible for their sport.

  • Grade requirements- passing
  • Checked regularly
  • Drug tests more frequent
  • UIL suspension/ fines/ etc.

Now I ask how can an athlete get into trouble with constant after school practices, games, and team bonding activities?

  • Required at every game or practice
  • Missed = punishment
  • Typically 1 game per week 4 practices
  • Days free?

Although all my points are valid some still say athletes tend to negatively influence each other and slack off because of how busy they are.

  • Bus study sessions
  • Positive encouragement
  • Studies prove self image
  • Likely to grab teammate and help
Advantages of playing high school athletics

The ammount of time a sport takes up, and the standards you are held to leave no room for an athlete to be in trouble.

  • Join sport
  • Sense of being wanted
  • Pushed to succeed
  • Happier being