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Sports aren’t only a great way to get exercise but teach discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, and teamwork. As teens, we need to learn responsibility and discipline at this age. Sports in school provide a great opportunity to meet new people and help you deal with your stress. People might say that being involved in sports and activities is distracting from schoolwork, but it gives your mind a mental break. Going to school all day and then going to practice lets your mind breathe.

There are a lot of different benefits of being involved in a sport or activity. In the article Benefits of Sports to Students, Amir Ianis KHELIL states “From a social standpoint, sports are a powerful tool that brings people together and creates a sense of community”. Developing connections that bring together people from all different backgrounds is such an important part of being a part of a team. 

Paige Maslen wrote the article The Social and Academic Benefits of Team Sport; in the article, she states “It might not be as obvious but team sports take a lot of communication — both spoken and unspoken”. Communication skills are important in keeping a functioning sports team. Listening to locker room pep talk, picking up on nonverbal cues given by other players, or expressing a thought during a post-game debrief. Sports provide Physical, Mental, and communication skills, and learning this can be applied to schoolwork.

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Yaslin
December 12, 2022 8:07 am

Dear Grace, 

I agree with your post, “Does Being Involved in Sports Help you be a Better Student,” because sports bring more to an individual than just a competitive game. It teaches you many factors such as sportsmanship, patience, and time management.

One sentence that really stood out to me was, “People might say that being involved in sports and activities is distracting from schoolwork, but it gives your mind a mental break,” because sports are my outlet to help me destress. Sometimes managing school and home life can be tough, but having sports there as an outlet to reach out to can be very relieving and a distraction from reality. Not only that but being involved in sports helps me be more discipline because I have to constantly keep up with my schoolwork and make sure I make it to all my games and practices. I also feel like sports not only mentally help me but physically too because it keeps me in shape.

Thanks for your writing, I look forward to what you post next because I agree that sports bring great benefits to students. I know that being a student-athlete has made me a better student because it has helped me build new bonds with others and kept on my A game.

Yaslin

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October 20, 2021 5:18 pm

Grace,
I agree with what you are saying, sports do help develop skills. For example, communication skills are made from teamwork and these skills can be used towards teamwork in your sports team but also in the work/school environment. It can help you communicate to your teachers and co-workers and also to create a safe environment where you feel like you can ask any questions.”Sports in school provide a great opportunity to meet new people and help you deal with your stress.” This is a good point that makes me think about how being involved in sports may have other benefits as well. Sports can serve as a distractor from stressful things in life so that can have a benfit on your well-being which can improve other aspect of your life. I, myself, don’t participate in any sports currently but when I did, I did feel a sense of community and had something filling in time so I definetly understand and agree with your point. I love how you made this post easy to understand and open to discussion to other points that may not have be thought of before. This article may help bring you or others a better understanding on how sports can benefit people. https://crystalandcomp.com/how-does-playing-a-sport-affect-your-grades/. Thank you for writing this post and bringing attention to something that may improve people’s wellbeing and skills needed for life!

Caroline
October 19, 2021 3:53 pm

Grace I found your post an interesting post to read and I do agree with what you are saying about how being in a sport can help be a better student. The quote that I like from your post was From a social standpoint, sports are a powerful tool that brings people together and creates a sense of community”. I my self have done a sport I was on the judge tennis team this year and last year i do play tennis outside of judge. here is a article that i read about https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/social-and-academic-benefits-team-sports
 the article is about how more the 97 percent of the student athetes have graduated from highschool. it also talks about how their grades are 1o percent higher than the students who have never played sports and how the athletes have a better GPA outcome then the non athletes. thank you for writing this post I can not wait to see what you post in the future and I have really enjoyed you post.

October 18, 2021 8:43 pm

Grace,

I agree with what you are saying, I agree that sports help you be a better student. You made a lot of great points. The quote from Amir Ianis Khelil;

“From a social standpoint, sports are a powerful tool that brings people together and creates a sense of community”. 

It helped me look at sports in a different way because I never really consider the community that is built by them. As a student who is involved with different activities I have experienced the positives of being involved and do think I have become a better student. I think its important for people to see the benefits of being involved and how it can affect your physical, mental, emotional mindset and on top of that your communication skills, and learning this can be applied to schoolwork. I enjoyed reading your post as it gave me more insight on sports and how it has affected me as a student. Your writing was easy for me to follow and understand and I’m excited to read more of your work. I think the article “10 Reasons Why High School Sports Benefit Students” by Grace Chen could also add to your information.Thank you!

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