Why Practices Over Break Should Be Optional


While most students will be celebrating the holidays and spending time with friends, winter sport athletes will be at practice.

Breaks are a time off from school, so it does not seem fair that the athletes who participate in a winter sport are forced to come to school during these times. Having a few practices over break or giving the athletes optional workouts are better alternatives.

I do not think it is fair that winter sports have games or tournaments over breaks because it is not part of the school year. Instead, there should be optional practice or workouts and the teams can resume their regular schedule once school starts again.

These extra practices could deter students from going on vacation or participating in other activities that they might not have time for during school. Therefore, I believe that students should either have the option to go to practice or they should be given possible workouts to do outside of school.