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.