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Student athletes succeed in the working world

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Image from Ohio State University

Do athletes really use their skills outside of the game? Athletes are known for being super compet­i­tive and hard work­ing, but can they really succeed in the world?

Accord­ing to IMG Acad­emy, “many success­ful employ­ees played sports as kids, and the char­ac­ter­is­tics that they bring to the work­place can partly be attrib­uted to their time as an athlete.” Students who have played sports have devel­oped an under­stand­ing of lead­er­ship. By play­ing sports, athletes take on lead­er­ship roles them­selves within their teams. By becom­ing lead­ers it builds confi­dence which is vital in the workplace.

Senior Addis Tafese believes that sports have helped him with many work­ing skills such as commu­ni­ca­tion and motivation.“I play soccer so you’re always lead­ing your team­mates where to go and when to get the ball,” said Tafese. 

Kids who partic­i­pate in sports teams learn commu­ni­ca­tion skills. Students learn to work together and that every­one on their team works hard towards the same goal. Having commu­ni­ca­tion, deter­mi­na­tion and lead­er­ship help build a good athlete .“A good athlete is some­one who never  gives up  and they do all the extra work like work­ing on their skills outside of prac­tice and going to the gym on their own and putting in all of the extra stuff ‚going above and beyond,” said senior Meghan Healy. These vari­ous skills that athletes have acquired through­out the years of play­ing sports have helped them create a better work­ing environment.

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Allison Lopez-Moirenda, Staff Writer
Allison is currently a Senior and is on her first year year at the Verdict. During her free time she enjoys Journaling and Photography. She also enjoys hiking, playing with friends and watching the sunsets. Her favorite album is Dangerous by Morgan Wallen.  

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