High school sports are necessary to getting the full high school experience. Do you think your child would get more out of school if sports did not exist? In my opinion, I think high school sports are a great way for teenagers to stay in school, learn to be supportive and respectful of peers, and to stay active so they live a healthier lifestyle. In the article, The Case Against High-School Sports, the author Amanda Ripley, disagrees with my point of view and thinks teens everywhere would do better in school if sports did not exist. Being a student myself, I know of a lot of students who come to school each day just to pass their classes so they can play a sport. The article TrueSport also sees the benefits of sports: "Data show that high school students who play sports are less likely to drop out.48 Participation in sports also has been associated with completing more years of education49 and consistently higher grades in school.50 " This is a proven fact that more teenagers not only stay in school but also get higher grades.
"Good Grades to Play?" Gilmers Gospel RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2014.
~The quote I used from this site, the author Jason Gilmer was quoting a football coach in Guilford County, Tommy Pursley.
"Psychological and Social Benefits of Playing True Sport." TrueSport. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2014
Ripley, Amanda. "The Case Against High-School Sports." Oct. 2013: 72-78. Print.