School sports: the pros and cons

Dec 29, 2008 Full story: www.courier-journal.com 17

Athletics motivate students to keep grades up and manage their time, say members of The Courier-Journal's High School Round Table.

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James Helbley

Canonsburg, PA

#1 Mar 16, 2009
What is the pros and cons of having school sports?
kulaid26

Mosinee, WI

#2 Mar 19, 2009
school sports suck!!
kulaid26

Mosinee, WI

#3 Mar 19, 2009
they`re 2 expensive!
kulaid26

Mosinee, WI

#4 Mar 19, 2009
im jk i think that their are both pros and cons about sports
Cons:school budget
Pros:they can bring in a profit if enough people come to watch the games
lala

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Mar 26, 2009
ok, silver creek has waited for this team for way to long. Yes it hurts the budget but TRUST ME ON THIS ONE it will pretty much pay for its self. I was at silver creek when they put up sign up sheets. The page was fulled in 5min and i think they had 4full pages of names. Everyone is excided about friday night school football.
bob

Concord, MA

#7 Jun 11, 2010
you to suck on ice sports are awsomely awsome.
jaziie

Apple Valley, CA

#8 Jul 18, 2011
wat are pros and cos??
Blade

Wantirna, Australia

#9 Aug 2, 2011
the pros of sports are that you get fit and you wont get fatty meat.
cons are that if you are fat,(no offence to fat people) you night break your leg or some other body part.:)
really

Fort Knox, KY

#10 Aug 2, 2011
depending on the school, sports pay for themselves. new albany sports never have an empty seat...bleachers are always packed whether it be for basketball, or football, tennis or a track meet. great parent support should cover the cost, and seems how for high school sports you pay at least five dollars to get into a game per person, young or old, i would say they are def covered. elementary and jr high sports are less likely to make as much money, but a pro is playing sports builds character, self esteem, it builds confidence and teaches team play, very important in young lives. the only cons i can think of is driving to and from the away games is trying on parents, but still worth it to many, including me, and another con could be too many practices sometimes take away from homework or study time. but school sports give way more to a student than they take away, cannot afford college for my son, but with a sports scholarship, and an academic scholarship he will go! so thank you sports!
Marco

Sydney, Australia

#11 Oct 23, 2011
I suck at gay australian football and now everyone hated me cuz i can't kick a F****** ball!!!!
And there's that stupid sport faction crap and lightning and athletic sport carnival shit, which I sucked ball at and always get humiliated in front of the crowd!
Mike Griffith

Louisville, KY

#12 Oct 25, 2011
its all about pride.
Mike Griffith

Louisville, KY

#13 Oct 31, 2011
and getting to the next level.
A Girl

East Saint Louis, IL

#14 Oct 7, 2012
Im on the pros of school sports. They help a lot of students imcrease their self-esteem and confidence. Cons are just the enhancements of drugs and pressure. not much to deal with but im on the pros like i said.
A Girl

East Saint Louis, IL

#15 Oct 7, 2012
Marco wrote:
I suck at gay australian football and now everyone hated me cuz i can't kick a F****** ball!!!!
And there's that stupid sport faction crap and lightning and athletic sport carnival shit, which I sucked ball at and always get humiliated in front of the crowd!
It's okay. im a cheerleader and one time i totally screwed up at one of my competitions. Dont pressure yourself to much. Just think that your doing it for fun and dont give up(:
Lakers

Chino, CA

#16 Jan 31, 2013
Pros: help keep kids fit and healthy
BigHeart

Louisville, KY

#17 Jan 31, 2013
Silver Creek wouldn't have a football team if they drug tested!

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#18 Feb 4, 2013
I played volleyball,softball and was a cheer leader in middle school and all through high school,and back then it was all in good fun and camaraderie. Sadly enough now days it is all too cut throat and its not just the students it is also the parents.
I would love to see all 4 of my grandchildren enjoy the fun of school sports,but because of the few bad apples they may never get to.

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