Sports are a lot more about what happens off the field than on.
by Saumure on March 20, 2013 - 3:26pm
Sports and education come hand in hand. Winning isn't the ultimate goal, sports have a positive impact on a students education which is more valuable than winning a game.
Students who participate in sports while going to school can have positive impacts on grades and help develop many other skills throughout their education. They can easily make friends with other teammates and help each other out with school work, it helps keep a healthy lifestyle for students and gives a better self esteem, teaches valuable lessons that the student-athlete can carry with them throughout their lives. Leadership, ability to learn, commitment and hard work can all be easily transferred from the field to the classroom. Sports can also offer many different opportunities for students, for example; students can get offered scholarships for Colleges and Universities to play for their team and at the same time attend school and maintain a good grade while doing so. This gives the opportunity for students who can't afford College or University the chance to excel in their sports but education at the same time. Sports also keep students focused, they tend to concentrate more on school and their game which helps them to ignore all other things that can have negative impacts on their lives like drugs and violence. "There was a significant positive link between physical activity participation and academic performance (Lidner, 2002)" this proves the fact that students who participate in sports have a positive impact on how well they do in school. The relationship between sports and school is a great opportunity for students to participate in, it promotes a great lifestyle for the youth and later on has a great impact on their lives.
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