Should middle school sports be competitive?

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Should middle school sports be competitive?

Mia Veras, Writer

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Most people think having competitive sports teams in middle school are challenging and too competitive and also time- consuming. But what would the players train for? All sports athletes need something to challenge their strengths and achievements. All sports teams need something to look forward to while playing their preferred sport. Whether it be taking home a win or a loss. Taking home a loss actually helps the athlete train even harder than they already did before. This makes the athlete want to work even harder the next time they play. But on the same token parents don’t really like having their child staying after school for hours while having homework to do. Competitive sports means more training and less time for other activities regarding family and school work. Parents often get concerned when they pick up their child and see that they are tired and drained from all the energy put into their extracurricular activities. Having well rounded and undefeated teams makes schools and communities look good. Especially in schools, parents look to enroll their child in a school that has very high standards and schools that their sports teams are the best.