College Athlete, the Challenges In high school a total 412,351 students play soccer for there respected schools but the number of those kids that go on to play at the college level is only 36,741 which is only 8.9% of the total high school students that played. (Scholarship stats) The fact above shows the tremendous amount of students that do not go on to play beyond high school and it is not because they don’t want to it is because it is very challenging. Growing up all I ever wanted to do was eat sleep and play soccer. I lived for the games under the lights, the cheers, helping your teammates through ups and downs that’s what I loved and I could not imagine if it all stopped, so I went on to play in college despite all the challenges that came with it like, getting in contact with coaches, at that level and finally making the commitment. Getting in contact with coaches is one of the harder and more annoying things you have to do. In a perfect world the coaches would show up at your door telling you that they want you to lay for their team but, this world is far from perfect. The process of getting in contact with coaches consists of emailing coaches and I used coaches in plural because you do not just want to email one coach. For me I emailed at least thirty coaches and heard back only from a select few but luckily I heard back from Shippensburg. The next step in the process is actually having the coach come out and watch you play and this step is tricky because I had to see what tournaments I was attending with my team and match them up with tournaments he was attending. It took a few months before the coach was able to watch me play but when he did he liked what he saw and let me know it. The day after the tournament he contacted me back saying he was interested. The next few months went by and it was just emails back and forth and seeing him at a tournament but nothing more, then finally he had asked me if I wanted to come for a campus tour. The campus tour was a big deal it was what was going to help me make my decision and ultimately know if the school was right for me. This was a hard step in becoming a college athlete…
Does college sports help students with their future? Why do colleges and high schools give such importance to sports?
For a long time now, college athletes have been of great importance in the United States. Men and women all over the country dedicate their lives to a specific sport, so that later on they can get a scholarship to the university of their choice. Engaging on a physical activity changes lives, not only physically, but on a mental and psychological way.
We all know…
Research Paper on Sports
Sporting events are an ever-growing hobby or form of entertainment. Millions and millions of people around the world watch some sporting event in a weeks time. With these sports you get a bunch of hard working athletes, but no sport would be the same without the game time announcers. These people are the speakers, the ones who vocalize and analyze the game. These announcers can vary entirely or slightly from sport to sport. We chose four of the main sports in the United States…
College sports: Is it time to change the game?
College sports are a big part of today’s society. Lots of teens choose the college they want to go to because of the sports offered at the college or the teams. College football should be abolished because of the useless costs, risk factor and it has no academic purpose to the students. Lots of critics want it gone.
Students do not realize but a big portion of their tuition they are paying for school is not for the education part but it is…
Are You Eligible for Sports?
To Be Eligible for Sports at Ann Sobrato High School:
1. You must maintain a 2.0 G.P.A.
2. You must have taken 4 classes prior to and be enrolled in at least 4 classes in Morgan Hill USD while playing a sport.
3. You must be eligible in your last grading period of 8th grade if you want to play as a fall freshman.
4. If you have taken summer classes to make up grades, they must be of like type…
Sports and Media
April 28, 2014
Should Division 1 Athletes be Compensated? :
Division one athletes in my opinion should not be compensated, it is a sport that the athlete decided to commit to and play for his/her school. It is an honor and a privilege to play for your university and you shouldn’t tarnish that by asking to be paid for it. The athletes are being recruited for their college team’s sports program, but they are forgetting one thing, these players forget…
Art or Sport?
If someone was to ask you if you are on a sports team and you answered with "Yes, I am on a dance team,” they would tell you that dance is not a sport but it is an art. Many people believe that dance is not athletic and it is just a small contribution to people’s athletic ability. Most people think that dance is not a workout for people and that there is no competition in the dance world. There are many different articles that talk about the topic of dancing and debating if dance…
November 27, 2013
Miami Dolphins Scandal
The situation between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito is one of the most controversial topics in sports media today. This topic is relevant to world-wide issues such as racism, bullying and the corruption of social media. Martin and Richie are NFL players for the Miami Dolphins. Richie is being accused of being a racist and a bully towards his teammate and the media is portraying the allegations to be true.
No More Sports at Jim Hill
By Alexie Kindy and Elise Klein
The Minot Public School Board held a meeting in January to discussed the topic of
sports at Jim Hill Middle School. Due to cost and medical concerns, the school board has
decided to eliminate all sports in the middle schools. These cuts will save money for our
middle schools’ other programs and curricular activites. Not only will it save money, but it will
reduce injuries and keep the students safer.
Cost wise, sports are just too expensive for the school’s budget…
Sports in the early 20th Century
During the 20th century, as society and the economy was changing, sports had a major
impacts on American culture. Famous sports of the 20th century include hockey, baseball,
basketball, horse racing, and boxing. Prior to the influence of sports, American entertainment
consisted primarily of theatre in addition to traveling. Sports impacted American culture and
society because new ethnic groups were integrated into society, sports became a large source of…