First, let me state my opinion--Physical Education as a requirement is ridiculous. If a student chooses to take it out of his or her's own choice, then more power to him or her. I was forced from 1st through 8th grade to take "gym" and I was technically required to take it once in high school.
I am not athletic. I enjoy watching sports and playing sports from time to time, and I also workout at the gym around 3 times a week, so I don't hate physical activity. What bothers me is the fact that some people are born jocks and others do not want to be forced to display their lack of athleticsim in front of those "jocks". Not to mention that the only reason they probably forced us to take PE in primary school was to get our excess "kid" energy out before going back to the classroom.
The funniest part about gym requirements to me is that it doesnt have much to do with learning. Yes, you learn teamwork and how to kick a ball or play tennis, but can't you learn those things when you join leagues optionally?
When my high school advisor was helping me graduate, she checked me off for PE class when I had not even taken it. Shows how much of a priority it is...
I was never the best player or runner as everyone else, but i tried. Looking back now, I think the fact that it was mandatory made it ridiculous, not the class itself.