Sports are a great way to be part of a team, stay in shape, and have fun. But you
might find yourself wanting to quit a sport. This can happen for different reasons,
Some of the excitement that you had for the sport is gone.
You're having a problem with a teammate or coach.
It's too much with homework and all your other responsibilities.
Things to Consider
Before quitting, think about what is making you want to quit. Talk to your parents
or other trusted adult to see if making a change would make you want to stick with
If you feel tired or overwhelmed, try doing less of the sport or take something
else off your schedule.
If there's an issue with a teammate or coach, try to work through it. Maybe talking
to the teammate or the coach would help. Talk about the problem without blaming, and
suggest ways to make the situation better.
If you're being bullied, either by the coach or a teammate, talk to your parent
or other trusted adult. Brainstorm together about ways to deal
with a bully. Tell an adult if the bullying continues so you can deal with it
together. It's never OK to feel bullied.
If you don't like the sport anymore, try sticking it out for the season. Then,
take a break. After a few months off, you may realize that you miss the sport after
If you feel like your parents want you to play more than you do, talk
to them. Your parents want what's best for you, so telling them how you feel may
help them see your point of view.
If You Do Quit
If you do make the decision to quit, find another sport
or activity to try. You need at least 60 minutes a day of physical
activity to stay fit and healthy. Luckily, there are many ways to stay active!