School Sports don't foster much of anything, other than an undereducated student due to the missed days of school. During grades 8-12 I rode horses, but I also played on the school soccer team. We had our practices and our laughs (and I got to know a few people a lot better than I would have otherwise..) but other than that, school sports aren't good for much.
Sorry to all the parents who have their hopes of a fancy retirement home set on their grade 8 girl playing mediocre volleyball. Most of these children have more facial make-up than athletic promise. If parents truly feel that their child will succeed, they will pay the money to move them away from home and enroll them in a sports school where they can learn and play core sports. Then, and maybe then will the child make it into the big leagues. And, even if parents aren;t willing to do that, there is rep sports for kids interested in playing in bigger tournaments.
Second, (sorry to anyone who was in sports in my grade) but sports girls are bitches. I am just telling the truth. After these girls left high school sports, they all became respectable people who I enjoy hanging out with. I therefore make the correlation that high school sports create bitchy girls. These bitchy girls who ruled the sports teams, have all gone on in their lives to NOT PLAY SPORTS, but to go to university etc. because we all know that being a professional sports person results in injury. I'm talking about getting a hernia, so you get to wear one of these babies:
See that is where the education comes in, where going to university would be a great idea when you have to deal with their multiple hernias and injuries to the intestines.
Girls end up wanting to have babies, so they quit their careers, they settle down, eat fudgios (sp?) and they pop out babies like wildfire.
So when you look full circle at the success rate of high school sports, I would say it's basically between 1-2% chance of succeeding.