Choosing the Right Sport for you
Corey and Angie, twin brother and sister, enjoy playing all kinds of outdoor games and sports with their friends. They especially love playing pickup games of basketball and touch football. On particularly nice days, Corey and Angie have been known to kick around the soccer ball, toss around the baseball, or go on long runs.
In just a month the twins will be high school freshmen and neither can figure out which sport to try out for in the fall. Corey is deciding between football, soccer, and cross-country. Angie is debating whether to try her hand at a sport she has never played, like field hockey, or go with one she knows, like soccer or cross-country. They’re facing a dilemma a lot of teens face — which sports to play and which sports to give up.
So Many Sports, Only One You!
When Most Organized Sports Land on the School Calendar
For some people, choosing which sports to pursue throughout high school is hard because they have never really played an organized sport before and aren’t sure what they’ll most enjoy. For others it’s a tough decision because their friends don’t like to play the same sports.
No matter what your sports dilemma is, you have to make the decision that is best for you. If you’re great at soccer but would rather play football because you think it’s more fun, then give the pigskin a go (just make sure it’s cool with mom and dad)!
Sports are meant to be fun. If there is a sport you really enjoy but you aren’t sure if you can make the team, try out anyway. What’s the worst that can happen? If you get cut you can always try another sport. And sports like cross-country and track don’t typically cut participants from the team. You can still participate even if you’re not on the meet squad.