My student-athletes are amazing and have unending courage and dedication to their academics and their volleyball team. Many of my young athletes have never played an organized team sport before middle school. My student-athletes range in age from 11 years old to 14 years old.
LSMS's Volleyball team is about building scholar-athletes.
My students are hard workers who want and need every opportunity to be more successful. My students come from all backgrounds with their own talents and their own struggles. Being a part of an organized sports team has both social and physical benefits for young children.
The items that I am requesting for my middle school volleyball team will make a huge difference. For some students, school is the only opportunity they have for joining extracurricular sports. This may also be the only time in the school day that they can show their talents, especially for students that struggle academically. Many families do not have the financial resources for their child to join community-based sports. Some parents in my community work multiple jobs and lack the necessary time needed for their child to join local teams.
Participation in sports has many benefits for young adolescents, both on and off the playing field.
Participation in organized sports has both social and physical benefits for middle school children. Being on a team requires middle school students to work together and be persistent in order to succeed. It also gives students access to positive role models. Middle school students tend to be sensitive to criticism, self-conscious, loyal to peers and more motivated by social factors than by academic concerns.
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