Physical exercise is good for mind, body, and spirit. Furthermore, team sports are good for learning accountability, dedication, and leadership; among many other traits. Putting it all together by playing a sport is a winning combination.
Playing a sport requires a lot of time and energy. Some may think this would distract student-athletes from school work. However, the opposite is true. Sports require memorization, repetition, and learning, skill-sets that are directly relevant to class work. Also, the determination and goal-setting skills sports require can be transferred to the class -room.