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Middle School Sports
By: Claire Whitby
The Positive and Negative Effects of Middle School Sports on EducationSlide2
1968: only 50% of middle schools had interscholastic sports
1993: only 77%
Only 58% of middle schools had intramuralsSlide3
Study -> 59.5% white, 43.1% “color” participated in interscholastic sports
53-71% of middle and high school students had participated on at least 1 sports team in the past 12 months
Middle school boys were more likely
41-61% were engaging in the recommended 60 minutes of exercise a day
60% of boys met this goal, 40% girlsSlide4
All effects, positive and negative, have an effect on a student’s education.Slide5
Too hard, too fast. (body burn out)
“No pain, no gain.” -> NO!
Peer ridicule for skill or lack there of
Combo of everythingSlide6
Potential Positive Effects
Higher GPA theory?Increased physical fitness/kinesthetic valueSelf-Esteem boostGain friends/team relationshipsDecrease in risk behaviorsschool connectednessSlide7
Less homework/study time“Estimated 25-30% of high school football and basketball players graduate being functionally illiterate” (McEwin). Under-developed academic skills, and career-planningHealth risksInjuries“No transportation” embarrassment“Being cut” embarrassmentBeyond their controlComparison to others/feeling inadequateSlide8
No effect on social status
No effect on physical fitness
(in middle school)
Was still ridiculed for chubbiness
Self-esteem was lowered
Coach told him he had no talent
Gained a couple friendships
Sports left little time for school work/studying
Grades suffered, never really learned how to study
Sports induced asthma, broken bones, concussions, tendon tearing
No transportation embarrassmentSlide9
Here’s Dakota in High SchoolSlide10
And In College…Slide11
“Normally, the stars in the classroom are
also the stars on the field/court because they can handle the schoolwork and sports time.”
At West Wilkes Middle, they use intramurals as a reward
Offered for 20 min during the school day
Gets taken away if work is not
They have “cut” teamsSlide12
Recommendations for Future
More intramurals in schools
Adequate funds for both interscholastic and intramural
Productive parent participation
Appropriate rule changes
Ball sizes, length of fields, having coaches in the huddle
Make it fun!!Slide13
Make sure to provide resources
For parents and studentsAdvocate for both athletes and non-athletesBE A FAN!Encourage involvement in other clubs/activities for non-sports-playing studentsTeam with parentspotential study times and homework timesrecognize sleep habitstutoring needed?
This We Believe
Leadership and Organization“Leaders are committed to and knowledgeable about this age group, educational research, and best practices.”Culture & Community“inviting, safe, inclusive, and supportive to all.”“Health and wellness supported”Slide15
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