Benefits of Sports by Edmund Corrado
(10th Grade Baseball Player)
“Playing sports helps you stay in shape, teaches you how to organize your time, boosts friendships, and builds relationships with your peers and adults,” said Marlana Shile and Katie Howard in an online research project. Playing sports can be very beneficial for people and there are many different ways that sports can make people better. Unfortunately, sports can hurt people and make them feel overwhelmed with schoolwork; however, sports can be good for people in ways such as helping with kids’ communication skills and doing better in school.
Sports can hurt people and make them overwhelmed with too much work. I took a poll from some kids that play sports and they said, “Kids that have practice two to three times a week may feel like they don’t have enough time to finish homework.” This proves that kids can get pressured when they have practice and homework on the same night. Another example that shows that kids can get hurt while playing sports is, “The risk of injury is the most obvious danger associated with sports,” said Edie Grace whose work has been published in medical magazines and aired on radio. This explains how sports are and can be dangerous.
The most important reason sports can be good for people in many ways is because sports help kids do better in school work. “Kids who participate in sports attend school more, are more community and civic minded, get in less trouble, and tend to be more successful in the workplace. They have done studies from corporate leaders in the country: The number who made the honor roll was less than 20% but those who played sports were 70% – 80%,” said sports psychologist Patrick Cohn.
So you can see that although sports can hurt people and make them overwhelmed with too much work, sports can be good for people in many ways for two main reasons. First, sports help kids’ communication skills with other people. But most importantly, sports can help kids do better in school work. “Playing sports helps you stay in shape, teaches you how to organize your time, boosts friendships, and builds relationships with your peers and adults,” said Marlana Shile and Kate Howard. With all the benefits that sports provide, especially in school, why are there still so many people that do not participate?