Students just like you love participating in high school sports & activities—hear, in their own words, a few reasons why:

You’ve seen and heard what others have to say, now share what YOU like most about participating in high school sports and activities! Would you recommend participating in high school sports and activities to students in middle school? If so, why?

Top 10 Reasons To Participate in High School Sports & Activities.

  1. You'll have fun!

  2. Better grades! Research shows that teenagers who participate in high school sports and activities have a higher GPA than those who do not. And better grades open the door to all kinds of opportunities.

  3. You'll be more fit, feel good, have more energy and begin to establish healthy lifestyle habits. It sure beats watching TV and playing video games, doesn't it? 

  4. You’ll be playing for somebody besides yourself. Every time you put on your uniform, you'll not only be representing your high school, but your entire community. Nothing could be more rewarding!

  5. You'll make lifelong friends. Students who play on the same team or participate in the same activity, share the same passion and work together to overcome challenges. They also build bonds that not only last through high school, but for an entire lifetime.

  6. You'll learn how to be an effective leader. Before you know it, you'll be a role model for future young leaders like yourself. They'll be looking to you for encouragement and guidance, and you'll have the skill to provide it.

  7. You'll learn how to be a good teammate. There are few things more satisfying than working together toward a common goal. Every person's effort impacts the rest of the team, and every teammate is accountable to each other.

  8. You will build character. One of the greatest reasons to participate in high school sports and activities is it will make you a stronger person, emotionally as well as physically. You'll learn how to persevere and be more resilient.

  9. You will learn how to manage your time. Finding the minutes to do your homework, go to practice, enjoy your friends and get enough sleep can be challenging. But you learn how to balance and be a more organized, efficient person because of participating.

  10. You'll be preparing yourself to take on future challenges. Add it all up—making better grades, being more physically fit, strengthening your character, developing better time management and leadership skills, knowing how to be a good teammate—and the result is a person who is destined to be happy, productive and successful. Plus, you'll have fun! 

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