Studies show that kids that are in two sports or more tend to have lower grades simply because they spend more time practicing throwing a football or shooting a basketball than they do studying for a final test. 3.5% of high school athletes go on to continue their athletic career at the college level. 1.1% of NCAA athletes make it to the pros. If you think you are going to be big-time, think again. It's just cold hard facts. I'm not saying that two sport athletes should just quit, but they need to learn that school comes before sports. If you're focusing more on sports than school, that's not going to turn out well for you. Here is the link that shows those cold hard facts and tells the truth about making it big-time.
There are some kids here at Buffalo High School that are in multiple activities and succeed in the classroom, believe it or not. Wanna know why? Because they put the extra work in outside of school, it doesn't just magically happen. It's a lot of hard work that will require multiple hours of studying daily to get where you wanna be.
Let's tackle these two questions regarding two sport athletes:
- Do you believe that a student should be involved in multiple activities if they are sliding in the classroom? Why or why not?
- Given the facts, what are your thoughts on pushing up the standers to be in multiple activities? (Increasing the minimum grade from a D- to a C, increasing the required GPA, etc.)