Should College High School Athletes Be Banned? More Than Eight Million Athletes?

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This year in the United States of America more than eight million athletes will compete in an organized high school sport. Of this eight million only 460,000 will go on to compete at the NCAA level and of those 460,000 only 1% will compete in the Division I sector. (George, 2013) “Being the 1 percenter”, as many athletes call it, is a goal that millions of high school athletes have. They dream of playing on the court or field surrounded by thousands of fans and being televised all over the country. They long to see the day when they walk into the locker room and in the athlete’s locker sits piles of brand new personalized expensive gear that will be warn around campus and admired by the remainder of the student body. However, this recognition and title comes with hours of grueling practice and early morning workouts that will eventually take a toll on your body causing a lifetime of issues. Being an NCAA Division I athlete will cause obesity because the constant strenuous conditioning and practicing will result in injuries, which will lead to significant time off and depression, which will lead to overeating.
When a “regular student” looks onto an athlete at a Division I school they often think about how cool it would be to play in that arena or on that field. However, most do not know or think about what goes on behind the closed door of the practice facilities. On average a Division I program will have its athletes in the gym, performance, lifting and rehab facilities for…

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