Sports and Other Extracurricular Activities

Sports are common activities that we all participate in from time to time. We all love to watch professional sports, and we love to follow any type of sports that is played. In the United States there are numerous different types of sports that people choose to join. Some of these are baseball, softball, football, basketball and soccer. All of these have been great influences on American culture and they all continue to be very popular today.


Sports are commonly defined as a physical activity that entails a level of physical competition, like soccer or baseball. Many other types of competitive sports and some games like golf have also been created. A professional in a particular sport is generally known as an athlete. Many individuals play sports for the sheer fun of it or for the competitive nature.

Today some of the most well-known sports include ice hockey, softball, basketball, motor sports and track and field. The athletic activity is what draws individuals to a sport, but the mental and physical skills involved are critical for success in sports as well. There are many athletes who will take their sport one step further and enroll in professional sports school in order to hone their skills further. Others may just enjoy the physical aspect and compete locally in their area.

Some people also like the competitive nature of being part of a team and being able to be part of something larger than themselves. This can be seen in things like track and field, softball, baseball, basketball and soccer. These sports provide individuals with the opportunity to reach their full potential and improve their physical capabilities.

Many children are encouraged to play sports because they improve their physical abilities and their self-esteem. Physical education has been made a part of public education in recent years. Children may be encouraged or even required to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. As a parent it is your job to take the best interest of your child into consideration when making decisions regarding his or her participation in sports and other extracurricular activities.

Parents should try to get their young people involved in sports as early as possible. This will increase the chances of their involvement in sports and other extracurricular activities later in life. Sports teach positive attitude building, team camaraderie and discipline. In high school, many students choose to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities so that they can find a place to belong. A child who chooses to pursue a sports degree or participate in physical activity as a young person will be more likely to follow this path and be involved in other positive areas of life as he or she gets older.