It has been argued by many that competitive sports should be eliminated from schools. It’s being said schools should just be about learning and competitive sports have gotten out of hand, after the New Jersey high school football teams’ scandal after varsity players where being charged with the sexual assault of younger team mates.
For these reasons, it is understood why many believe it is necessary to eliminate school teams due to the likely hood of this happening again and who knows how many this has happened to already. Although it is true students should be left unmonitored in a sport, however, competitive sports should not be eliminated from schools. In “School Sports Provide Lessons on How to Live, ” Donté Stallworth, former N.F.L. player and national security fellow at The Huffington Post argues,” The magic about high school sports isn’t about how a kid can go pro someday, or even if their team wins, but that they can step out of their comfort zones and challenge themselves” (Stallworth ).
In other words, when you are in a competitive school sport it allows you to go above and beyond not just in the classroom. Taking away the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone would be a disadvantage to students all over because it allows them to try something new and sitting in a classroom all day may not be their thing but whether they’re on a track or field the lessons their will last them a lifetime.