The debate was a success. I thought all three groups had valid points. I thought the verdict of life time activities and basic skills sharing space in a physical education curriculum was a perfect verdict. Not that stick sports doesn't have a place in phys. ed., because I believe it definitely does, but the majority of people are going to benefit from learning long term activities they can do on their own, forever. Once you are older it is hard to get the number of people you need to go out and play lacrosse, hockey, etc.. If participating in these sports has been your workout or exercise growing up you might find it harder to stay in shape when you are older and have to find a different way of exercise. Overall it provided a good experience of what we might face at some point down the road.