High School Vs. College Sports Essay

1077 Words Nov 18th, 2015 null Page
Billie Jean King once said “Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose- it teaches you about life”. Being part of a sports team, we experience competitiveness, commitment, and perseverance; being involved in something that requires us to compete in these situations teaches us success, dedication, leadership, failure, and hard work. The more we grow as a person, the more we realize that not only can those qualities be applied to sports, but they can be utilized in life scenarios. Female high school athletes are three times more likely to graduate than non-athletes. With that being said, sports can teach a variety of success. High school or college sports add the importance of grades. To remain eligible we need to maintain a certain grade point average. Therefore, we need to be successful in the classroom and not just on the field. Also, sports can develop athletes into successful citizens. Sports can mentally prepare us for future experiences. Success could contribute to confidence by winning awards and getting the recognition that we are succeeding. Being involved with a team can also help cope with pressure in the real world. The ability to stay focused and perform up to the expectations while under excessive pressure is a successful attribute. According to Merriam-Webster, dedication is described as "devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose". Dedication is a determining factor in…

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