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Success in Sports

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Success in Sports

DaVinci's first boy's volleyball game.

DaVinci's first boy's volleyball game.

Teya Echols

DaVinci's first boy's volleyball game.

Teya Echols

Teya Echols

DaVinci's first boy's volleyball game.

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DaVinci Academy offers a number of sports teams, and most students take part in some sort of athletics. We offer a wide variety of athletic opportunity, despite controversy of charter schools not providing a fair amount, due to low budgets.

When we first started, we weren’t going to have any sport teams because administration felt that students should focus solely on their academic success, and feared they would put sports first. However, we introduced basketball six years ago, and all the students were excited. They added more sports from there, eventually developing to the six sports we have today.

Sports help students get extra bonding experiences in a competitive environment, which could further help strengthen their academic success. Victoria Kortesmaki, a volleyball player, is excited because her team members show trust – working as one, rather than individually. Many others mirror her experience, and lots of them couldn’t imagine not having their teams by their sides.

Coach Chad Clark, our Athletic Director, believes sports assist students in learning, rather than hurting, their academics because “they teach discipline, which is key to learning,” and students “learn to take responsibility for their actions.” He is backed by many scientific studies that show higher rates of athletic participation result in having higher educational understanding. Other teachers seem to agree, cheering their students on.

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5 Responses to “Success in Sports”

  1. Paul on November 9th, 2015 10:51 AM

    I think this article needs more people that play sports. rather than just one. How about the people that were on the teams when they started

  2. Jayce Hardy on November 9th, 2015 10:53 AM

    I think that we should have had at least one person from the guys team for a quote, after all we did take second in the tournament our first year of volleyball.

  3. Alina Villanueva on November 9th, 2015 11:01 AM

    DaVinci has done a great job this year so far in our sports! Even though we have only had volley ball we still have done a great job, with the boys and girls volley ball teams. We have been doing great and will continue to. Next up basketball. I cant wait!

  4. Demetrio Gallegos on November 9th, 2015 11:05 AM

    Awesome article, it’s always cool to look back on our history and how DaVinci has come so far. I thinks it’s especially cool that I got the privilege to be on DaVinci’s first soccer team. Adolescents of DaVinci’s future will look back and see me as a legend!

  5. Angel Prieto on November 9th, 2015 11:11 AM

    There needs to be more people that comment on the article. Other than that our school did a good job this year during state.

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