Engaged Athletically, Engaged Academically
School-based sports programs benefits students greatly. Instilling a desire and passion for participation in sports on a regular basis will put students at a great advantage. They will learn time management skills, develop strong focus and concentration, handle pressure more effectively, learn to take risks, and take responsilibty for individual and team performance. They will also maintain a healthy body and keep their weight under control. When functioning in a sports team, students will improve on their communication skills and learn to collaborate with other team members to reach a common goal. It is also a fact that there is a direct correlation between physical activity and academic performance. While students build self-esteem and a sense of community, they will also have pride in their school. Do not forget that team sports bolsters the five C’s: competence, confidence, connections, character, and caring.