从田径运动中吸取的教训

知识、性格和社区是学生成长和发展的重要方面,这些都是在教育经历中获得的。纪律、责任和领导力也是对学生发展很重要的特征之一。这些特点结合起来,可以使学生勤奋学习,努力工作,尊重他人,并有动力在他或她所做的一切中取得成功。当学生参加体育活动时,这些重要的品质都会得到加强和强化。

根据一项研究,由 德雷克基金会, “team sport participation influences all dimensions of physical, mental and social development.” In a study the Foundation conducted of more than 10,000 middle- and high-school athletes, results showed that physically active adolescents and team sport participants had higher self-esteem, higher life satisfaction and decreased psychological distress. The 全国各州高中协会联合会报告 a clear link between sports and academic performance as well as long-lasting benefits such as strong self-confidence, a better understanding of self and how their actions affect others and lifelong fitness habits.

Middle- and high-school athletic programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to learn and participate in sports. Some students have participated in sports from a young age, with a goal of becoming a professional athlete, while others participate in athletics for the physical activity as well as social interaction that organized sports programs provide. Whether hyper-focused or a fun pastime, the benefits gained are valuable.

“Athletics is not just focusing on competition and winning, it’s a holistic experience that prepares a student to handle adversity, understand their individual physical fitness, gain confidence, and much more,” said Mrs. Khrystal Phiri, Director of Athletic Operations at 蒙特维德学院. “The lessons you learn through participation in athletic programs become a part of who you are. A student-athlete gains lifelong skills of teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, discipline, and more as part of a team. They also gain confidence through seeing how hard work builds you personally – from showing up on time to improving skills due to practice – all incredibly important lessons to learn that are enhanced through belonging to a team.”

蒙特维德学院从马术、沙滩排球、篮球、足球到长曲棍球、田径、游泳、网球、高尔夫、垒球等,初中和高中学生可以参加的运动队超过55个。此外,还有全年的体育学院和俱乐部全年项目,供那些专注于并希望在大学或专业水平上打球的学生运动员参加。俱乐部 体育学院课程 - 篮球发展中心 (CBD),该组织 蒙特维德学院的足球学院 (SIMA)和 蒙特维德学院网球 (MAT) - 结构上允许学生运动员参加核心课程,并有半天的篮球、足球和网球的集中体育训练。俱乐部项目 - 蒙特维德国际足球俱乐部 (MIFC)。 精英排球预科班 (EVP);以及 蒙特维德水上运动俱乐部 (MVAC) - 在课后进行,也注重全年的技能建设。

许多 MVA 学生运动员继续为全国各地的学院和大学从事体育运动,到目前为止,在2020-21年度获得了约$290万的全额和部分奖学金。也有一些高度精英球员继续成为 职业运动员.

"体育往往是许多初中和高中经历的一个重要方面。Phiri女士说:"在体育赛事中,作为一个社区,无论是作为竞争者还是作为观众的一部分为球队加油,都是一个令人兴奋、有趣和难忘的时刻。