March 9, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; California Golden Bears mascot during the game against the Colorado Buffaloes in the semi-final of the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament at the Staples Center. Colorado Buffaloes won 70-59. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Advantages of Playing College Sports

For some of those heading to college, joining a sports team might be the top of their to-do list. However, for others, it may be the last thing on their mind. Even so, you should be aware that there are plenty of advantages to be had from joining a college team. Here are just a few of the reasons why you might want to think about joining a college team, such as the Golden Bears.

Firstly, joining a college team can be a great form of exercise! As a student, you might find that you spend a great deal of time writing essays, watching movies or playing online games at sites like Joining a college team means that you’ll have regular practices right on campus, as well as playing in competitive games. If you want to make sure that you stay fit and healthy during your time at college, then this can be one of the best ways to do so.

Joining a college sports team is also a great way to meet new people. Colleges are full of students, but you may only interact with those in your classes or in your dorms. By joining a sports team, however, you will have more opportunities to meet even more of those who attend the same college as you, as well as those who play in teams from other colleges. In short, if you are looking to extend your social circle, than playing in a college team can be one of the best ways to do so.

Lastly, you may even find that you get credits for playing in your college team, or have a better chance of getting into the college of your choice on a sports scholarship. These are just a few of the reasons why it can pay to head along to try-outs during the first few weeks of term, or getting in touch about playing for a college team before your accept your place.

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