At the middle school level, we encourage all students to try many different activities. By staying involved you create a special bond with other students and you get to know the staff/coaches in a different setting other than the classroom. Being involved also gives you the opportunity to participate and compete against other schools in the conference and SE Iowa.
There are also many studies that prove that the more students get involved in extra curricular activities they will have better grades than those that are not involved. You learn to prioritize and manage your time better.
Cross Country Team Stretching