So You Want to Play a Spring Sport for P.E. Credits
Everyone I know is playing a sport this spring, but not everyone I know is athletic. Why have all the Woodside students jumped into the sports wagon this spring? Obviously for those glorious P.E. credits we all need in order to graduate.
There’s a huge variety of athletics, from swimming and badminton, to softball, baseball, golf, lacrosse, and men’s tennis. Each sport season grants a student 2.5 credits towards the 20 they need in order to graduate. Taking P.E. at school is always a good way to receive your credits, snagging 5 points a semester, but not every student is willing to endure more than they’re required. Every freshman has to take mandatory P.E. class, which can be a pain with it’s constant athletic training and the notorious “Monday mile”. After freshman year, sophomores have the choice to either take a second year of P.E. and finish up their credits, or participate in after school sport instead.
With all due respect, I wouldn’t say golfers and badminton players aren’t athletes. What I mean to say is that YOU, the potential athlete, decides whether you treat the activity like a sport, or simply what it would be without sweat or hard work, just a game or hobby. Those wondrous P.E. credits may draw you into something like badminton or golf, but make sure you are willing to stay and give all you have, because after all, it’s the effort you put in that makes it a sport.
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