Keep my Teen out of Trouble
I'm nineteen years old, I'm still consider a "teen". But unfortunately I'm not in High school no more so I can't no longer join a sport. When I was in Middle School I was a troublemaker, the counselor will call my house everyday. My mom was always disappointed at me because I was the one starting all the problems.
When High school came along, I joined Volleyball. Volleyball was during Fall and Spring season, so when school started I had to focus on school and volleyball. Since then, my mother never got a phone call from my school counselor again.
The first sport I tried out in High School (Freshman year) was volleyball. When volleyball season was over, I wanted to still be part of a team, so I joined Softball and during spring. Then during summer I joined the swim team. This was only during freshman year. Through out my High School years I joined different sports like track, waterpolo, basketball, cross country,soccer and even cheer(senior year).
My Experience on Joining School Sports
Well I say School Sports can keep your kid out of trouble? Well I say that because it kept me out of trouble and many other students from my school. How? Well my school didn't have no sports, that made teens have more time afterschool and during weekends enough to cause trouble. Now that the school has more than 5 sports, teens become interested and join. Now they have less time to cause trouble.
Here are the benefits I got when I joined a sport and your teen will get also
- Keeps you busy after school.
- Pushes you to get good grades in school, if not you usually receive a warning or get kicked out of the team.
- Your coaches connect when your teachers, they'll find out how you doing in class.
- Be in shape.
- Build confidence
- Build self esteem
- positive mood
- meet new friends
- become more social
With all these benefits I got by joining a sport, I didn't have time to cause no more trouble. And not only myself, many students from the school stopped causing trouble. According to the school more than 83% of the students are one or more sports. Now our community looks peaceful.