The Athletic Aftermath

The Severity of Sports on the Student Psyche

The+Athletic+Aftermath

Frontline: In what ways have sports positively and negatively impacted your life? 

Emi Segovia: Although sports have allowed me to meet a ton of amazing people and make great friends, my physical and mental health have been impacted. In my experience, it truly depends on the coach; some can make you feel worthless and only care about trying to make you perform better at any cost.

 

Frontline: In what ways have sports positively and negatively impacted your life? 

Sophie Van Os: Sports have helped me stay active and have allowed me to create friendships with people I might not normally interact with at school. However, sports have also created additional stress in my life. They are a huge time commitment, meaning I have less time to work on homework or spend time with friends and family. Despite this, my overall experience with sports has been more positive than negative; the connections and memories I’ve made through them is worth the commitment.

 

Frontline: In what ways have sports positively and negatively impacted your life? 

Leilani Pongco: In the past, playing basketball has negatively impacted my self worth as an athlete and as a person. I felt pressured to work to exhaustion and refused to take care of my body. With any mistake I made, past coaches would remind me of how I wasn’t enough not only as a player, but as a human. Just recently, through my final year of basketball, I have taken real steps to help my self-image and feelings towards the sport.