Beneficial Effects of High School Sports on Athletes, Families, and Communities

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The beneficial effects of high school sports on athletes their families and communities are large. First of all I think there is a lot of pressure from parents when their kids are young to get involved in some sort of sports. For boys it is usually football they are throwing the ball with their dads when they are young and from there they go into a pop Warner league. So by the time they get to school most of these boys know how to play the game already. By playing the game of football in school it teaches boys how to play together as a team and to get along with their team mates. As football is a team sport they must learn to all focus on the same goal and that is winning. This is drilled into them from a very young age starting with the parents to the teachers and coaches. The team sport also teaches them how to be good sports when they lose as they learn from this that you can’t win all the time so you need how to lose as gracefully as you win. The sport also keeps the kids off of the streets and out of the gangs and gives them something to focus on and to look forward to. And in high school football these kids do not play for money they are playing to beat their rivals and for pride to be the best they can be. It also brings the community together in many ways first of all they all come together on Friday nights to watch the game. It’s like a social event where everybody gets to get together to talk and socialize. The community always comes together to support their high school football team, they have bake sales, car washes and many other events to help support their team. To be close to and involved in their children’s lives and the sports events they choose to support. The more support that the child gets the harder they try to be the best they can. Which is a good lesson for them to learn, something that will carry over into their adult life? The community also travels to away games to help support and cheer on their teams, and the money that is...
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