Are you athletic? Are you looking for a fun way to stay fit and get a bit of exercise? Do you like to stay active? If so, you may want to consider playing a sport when you get to college in the USA.
Sports are a great way to make friends, feel a sense of camaraderie, learn how to better manage time, exercise, practice teamwork, have fun, stay fit, socialize, and the list goes on and on. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, there are a lot of sports to choose from: soccer, baseball, softball, flag football, rugby, bowling, ultimate frisbee, field hockey, lacrosse, martial arts…
Typically there are three levels of competition: varsity athletics, club sports, and intramural.
Varsity athletics are the highest level of competition. Often times, you must be recruited to play varsity, but some colleges have open tryouts. Varsity asks for a lot of your time, so if you go this route, prepare to make a commitment.
Club sports are option number two. If you are interested in competition, but want to save time for academics, club sports are the way to go. Depending on the size of your school, there may be tryouts.
And lastly, there are intramural sports for those who simply want to have fun. Intramural has a tendency to be a bit more laid-back than the previous two options, but it still maintains a degree of competition. Often times, both males and females play together. And no worries if your friends don’t want to play on a team, you can more than likely hop on a team in need of an extra player.
So if you find yourself at a university in the USA and ALL you’re doing is studying, remember to check out the sports activities your school has to offer. You can usually learn about these at the recreation center on campus.
What better way to be proactive and ALSO get to hang out with your friends? What better way to practice at teamwork? What better way to socialize and knock off that competitive edge? Sports are the answer.