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Marsh , H., & Kleitman, S. (2005). School Performance. In Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (Vol. 3, pp. 1328-1333). Great Barrington: Berkshire Publishing. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.ez.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/


Students who do sports have good school performance than some who do nothing afterschool. Students like these are not as likely to drop out of school and have better attendance. These are only a few positive benefits of sports. Some even like school a lot more which is something you do not find everyday. Besides those aspects, these students apply more to universities and are more likely to attend. Being in sports brings a likeness to going to school and it gives the students a sense of pride in being an athlete and having fans. One of the reasons why student athletes do better in school is because they are required a higher sense of responsibility when doing sports and school. Grades are important when wanting to stay in a sport, especially if they love that sport.



Parente, M., & Mahoney, (2009). Activity Participation, Childhood And Adolescence. In Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development (Vol. 1, pp. 7-13). Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.ez.lib.jjay.cuny.edu


Extracurricular activities are something all students should participate in. Students learn skills that are not really taught in school such as leadership, social problem solving, and organization. All of this these activities are fun, help pass time, and give kids and teenagers time to spend with friends while staying out of trouble. The friends that these kids and teenagers make are friends who they share common interest with and may even help them from going on the wrong path. Being in sports or clubs gives these teens a higher self-esteem and a positive identity. There are always positives and negatives to anything, just like being in a sport or club. Those involved have more of a positive attitude towards school and more of a better rate of high school completion.

Rippley, A. (2013, September 18). The Case Aganist High School Sports. The Atlantic Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/10/the-case-against-high-school-sports/309447/
In this magazine, we find the negative sides of sports in high school. It says that sports are expensive; there are some places that have better equipment and fields than others due to the funding they receive. Yes, that is all true, but the article also states some of the benefits of being in a sport which should overcome the negatives.
Sports and clubs could possibly be a means of escape from the stress of homework and projects, because time management is learned through being in these activities. These activities are important to growing teens. Certain lessons could be learned from joining and once again grades improve without having to just study.
Schimmel, K. (2003). Sports. In Encyclopedia of Community (Vol. 3, pp. 1334-1336). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.ez.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/


Sports attract many people together through games or participation. Sports even contribute to communities such as a way for kids, teenagers, and adults having a means of escape. 
It brings pride to a community and to those who play a sport or are just fans. A big example of a sport event that brings many people together is the Olympics; this event brings people from all over the world. There you could find people making friends with random strangers just through one event that involves sports. If the Olympics does this, imagine what schools could do. The amount of friends one makes while being in a sport is tremendous.
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