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Schools Add New Sports to Appeal to More Students and Keep Them Active

Landing a big fish. Finding a hidden checkpoint. Mastering a video game. Snagging a flag. These – not grand slams, hat tricks or game-winning touchdowns – count as the big “plays” in the nontraditional sports that high schools are adding to engage students with diverse interests. “It’s an opportunity to engage more students outside the school day and do it in a way that challenges them and cultivates a love for fitness,” says Thomas P. Arria III, director of athletics at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School near Boston. Read More