School athletes shouldn’t need to have good grades to play in sports. While it may be possible creating this rule would give students the incentive to get better grades, it also could discourage athletes from playing their sport. A rule like this assumes grades are more important than sports. This may be true and might help people’s futures, but you can’t apply a rule and force it on everybody if it only helps some people. Not all people’s futures lie with knowledge. There’s multiple ways to succeed in life and not all of them need good grades. Furthermore, if an athlete was kicked off a sport’s team because of low grades, how likely is it that he will apply his new found time on improving his grades. It’s quite possible he would forget his grades, forgets his sport, and lead a life of failure.