BHS Athletics

High School Sports Are Important
Ask any student what their favorite part of high school is and more often than not, their answer would be 'sports'.  It brings the school together, it adds excitement, and some may argue that athletics can even help keep students focused on their future.

Sports are more than just sports.  They help students guide themselves through the stresses of high school and the school's athletic program can Picture of Blacksburg football player forcing a fumble help keep them on the right track.

For most, high school is the last chance for athletes to participate in their chosen sport.  Students know that a game or meet could possibly be their last time stepping onto the field, court, or track and they are aware of how important athletics are to them, not only physically, but mentally as well.

Athletics Motivate Students
Statistically, high school athletes do better in school and are more prone to stay out of trouble.  Usually, there is an academic and conduct rule that prevents students from failing classes or getting in trouble and still being allowed to play or compete.

Student athletes are also more likely to participate in more than one activity in high school, whether it be another sport, club, or community service.  Students who are engaged and involved in school activities beyond the classroom are typically more happy and more successful in school.

Coach Danny Ham instructing a player on the sidlelinesCoaches Matter
Athletes form a bond with their coach that is never really seen in any other type of relationship.  Coaches are not there just to make sure a team wins games, they are also there to help shape their players into great young men and women.  They work hard to make sure their athletes are succeeding not only in their sport but in the classroom and out in the community, as well.

 Blacksburg High School Athletic Department
Athletic Director:  Robbie Blanton
Athletic Trainer:  Janeeka Miller

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