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High School Sports
A thorough overview of the issue of high school sports and their advantages and disadvantages.
# 46946 | 15,486 words | 45 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Jan 26, 2004 in Education (Physical) , Sport (General)

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High school sports are, for some students, a fond memory, and for other students, the golden ticket to the land of opportunity. For most students, it is an extracurricular activity. High school sports has transitioned from a core basis in family values, ethics, and participation to big money sponsorships, televised games, recruiters, and scholarships. It's no wonder controversy surrounds the ideas of benefits and drawbacks, and it's no wonder that some are attempting to regulate participation. This paper examines present trends, current issues, data, and initiatives surrounding the provision of high school sports. It surveys a sample from a typical Georgia public high school to receive feedback on student values and opinions with regard to athletics, academics, and sources of support and sources of stress. Ultimately, it develops some recommendations to retain the caliber of high school sports and ensure their availability to future student athletes.

Chapter One: The Problem
Problem Background
Literature Review
The Professional Student Athlete
The Raw Numbers
Advantages of Sport
Purpose of the Study
Research Questions or Research Hypotheses
Importance of the Study
Research Design
Selection of Subjects
Assumptions or Limitations
Data Processing and Analysis
Chapter Four: Findings
Implications for Practice
Questions related to Support and Pressure
Implications for Practice
Implications for Research and Resultant Recommendations

From the Paper:

"High school athletics programs complement academic progress. Research supports this theory in a number of ways, and points to the importance of high school athletic programs to the social, emotional and physical development of the student. The level of benefit varies subtly by demographic typing. At the core of the debate is whether academics are viewed as part of or outside of the academic curriculum. There are conflicting schools of thought regarding the benefits of athletic programs to students at the high school level. Some contend that the focus on sports is too commercialized, and that funds spent can overshadow the realities of budget cuts and financial realities in other areas of academics, particularly when the focus is on sports as a profession and academic scholarships. Further, these same people feel that athletes can receive preferential treatment, particularly with regard to the college admissions process."

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