Is there too much emphasis on sport in school?
I believe that there is too much emphasis on the sports we play, especially when some weeks only 1-3 days are spent in classrooms.
Have you ever thought about how much time your kids actually spend doing work?
As a sport player myself, I know it takes a lot of commitment and you have to give up lunch breaks and after school time that could be focused on homework or catching up on work that hasn’t been done in the week. You also have to consider the fact that it takes time to travel and there are normally after functions for the teams.
Did you know that kids aren't actually full of energy all the time and that they have a limit on their physical ability. Since we are playing all these sports, our muscles start to ache. This is on top of the injuries that can occur during the game, so kids are forced to stay home. This means more time out of school. There is only so much physical activity a child's body can handle. If a child sprains an ankle or breaks any bones, they will be out for the rest of the season and can sometimes be made to feel like they don't like the sport anymore.
Has anyone considered the costs of equipment. Shoes, balls., protection, uniforms all cost money that parents don't necessarily have. What about travel? To hire a bus, it will cost the school money that they could be spending on a child's education, and to get busy parents to provide transport all the time means that they are continuously burning fuel, money and time.
I don't think there should be as much emphasis on sport in schools because it takes time out of class, it affects the wellness and physical ability of children and it costs others time and money. Just think about it before you get the whole school out on the field everyday of the week.