Are you a tall basketball player? My guess is probably not. Most people aren't. So then why is basketball one of the few sports that we have in junior high? Most sports are low cost and are a fun way to exercise. Soccer, baseball and softball are low cost. I know a lot more people who are interested in soccer than basketball. Yet, there is a basketball team, not a soccer team.

Adding more sports would make Utah's teens more healthy and active. Providing more low-cost sports in school will keep us out of trouble, improve high school teams and let us have fun. Not everyone wants to play basketball or volleyball. Teens want options. Give us more sports!

Kaitlin Lloyd