Pros and Cons of Playing Sports

By Orane R.

Did you know that football is one of the most popular contact sports in the world? This contact leads to many different injuries. However regardless of these heavy contacts in football and other contact sports also offers many opportunities in life, including career choices. Judging a sport like football maybe a little bit difficult because it’s both dangerous and a beneficial.

THE PROS OF PLAYING SPORTS

According to scientific research many athletes do better academically when playing a sport. 80% of the time an athlete has to maintain a certain grade to play the sport they want. Along with keeping their grades up, sports also provide many different scholarships and gives financial support to athletes who need it. Participating in sports keeps you occupied and out of trouble and it helps you to stay physically in shape.

The benefits of playing sports continues when you are an adult. If you take sports seriously there are many chances of getting a career in sports, you might even become a professional athlete. Sports provides many opportunities, as well as pleasures.  These pleasures include succeeding in life, getting the chance to go overseas, meeting celebrities, and last but not least, reaching your highest point in life. At this point, you’re able to give back to the ones who made you successful.

THE CONS OF PLAYING SPORTS

Surprisingly, playing sports also comes with some consequences. Unfortunately, there are many athletes who are extremely good at their sport, but they’re not good academically. This is a major problem, and some athletes are being held back from succeeding because their grades are not good. For example, there is a member of my football team who is a talented player but doesn’t do well academically, even with additional help. His struggles academically keep him from developing his skills.

Being an active athlete does keeps you in shape, but at the same time there are many different injuries you can get while playing sports. These include concussions, ACL tears, groin pulls, ankle sprains, hamstring strains, shin splints, tennis elbow, etc. However, if you’re lucky enough, injuries like these don’t happen to you. Trying to go pro as an athlete might be a bit challenging.

In the end, sports are very beneficial activities. Sports comes with consequences, good and bad. Regardless of these consequences, sports are fun activities and you should try them. There is a chance you might make it, and there is a chance you might not, so I suggest you should always have a back-up plan.

Student Bio

Orane R.

2018 Summer Program

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