Why Sports Are an Important Part of High School Life

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Sports Are an Important Part of High School Life"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." Sam Ewig explains the way many people react to hard work. These habits begin to appear in many of our lives when we are young and introduced to sports such as soccer and football which challenge our physical and mental abilities. Every teenager has a sport that fits him and his personality. For instance, if a teen were the quiet, not so active type, then maybe golf would be a good sport for him. If there is an active, competitive, and more talkative teen, then football may be the perfect sport. Every sport betters anyone in or out of high school physically and mentally. Playing a high school sport betters teens all around inside and out. High School sports benefit students by helping them do well in school as well as helping them "fit in", they also benefit the community.

Sports keep teens well behaved at school and in class. Sports reduce the number of fights, and bad classroom behavior. In order to play any sport in high school, the students must maintain good grades. If they fail to make the grades, they are either dismissed from the team, or they must take a study hall before each practice for at least 30 minutes, sometimes even for the whole practice until his or her grade comes up to a passing grade. In most high schools, there are problems with attendance from the students. If a player does not come to school, then they may not go to practice or attend the game that day. In almost every organized high school sport, if a student is absent so many...