Students in high school and college who play on varsity sports teams often can be seen wearing letterman jackets. The jackets are usually mid-weight, consist of the school’s colors and likely display the student’s name on the front and the school name on the back. Receiving a letterman jacket is considered an honor and it is representative of the student’s athletic achievement.
Meeting the Requirements
Most schools require that you participate on a varsity sports team, such as football, basketball, baseball or soccer, to obtain a letterman jacket. Often the coach has discretion over who will receive a letterman jacket. You may have to end the season in good standing and have played in a certain number of varsity games or competitions throughout the year. For example, a high school baseball player would earn a letterman jacket if he played in at least half of all scheduled baseball games. Some schools require a minimum grade point average to be eligible to play on a varsity team or to wear a corresponding letterman jacket. All requisites vary by school. Usually student athletes only receives one letterman jacket during their high school career. However, medallions or bars can be added for additional activities.
Bump, set, spike. As you jump, run and hit, volleyball provides you with an excellent source of exercise. Harvard Health Publications report if you weigh 125 to 185 pounds you’ll burn 180 to 266 calories in 60 minutes of noncompetitive volleyball and 240 to 356 calories when playing competitive volleyball. What you wear to achieve that workout depends on the type of volleyball you play.
In any type of volleyball, dressing for safety is key. You should not wear jewelry, especially rings, as the ball can smash against the rings, injuring the fingers. If you must wear a ring, wear a flat band. Women should wear supportive sports bras and secure long hair in a ponytail or other style that keeps the hair away from the face. If needed, you can wear elbow braces and wear knee braces underneath the knee pads. Volleyball is a contact sport, so be careful wearing glasses if you do not have prescription goggles.