Cody asked a very good question – “Are you working on getting a CFI? Because if you aren't I don't see why you have to do them.” To answer the question “Why?” let me give you a little background information.
Many years ago, it was a requirement for student pilots to have some spin training. Back then, stall/spins were the leading cause of "early death" in the pilot community. The FAA recognized that, in most cases, if an aircraft is capable of stalling it is also capable of spinning ergo, they required spin training.
Later on the enlightened FAA decided that if they just ignored the problem it would go away. Hence the requirement for spin training was removed. Results - stall/spins continued to be the #1 cause of "early death" in the pilot community.
The FAA then decided that perhaps they had over done it and reinstated the requirement for spin training - for CFI applicants only. The problem with the current FAA approach ("Just don't stall and you can't spin.") is that it's simply not working and never has. Stall/spin accidents remain up near the top, if not at the top, of the pilot killer list
Personally, I feel that if an airplane is capable of spinning, then the student had dang well better be trained and proficient in spin entries and "textbook" recoveries (both directions) - regardless of what the FAA requires prior to solo. (And not in an airplane that only requires you to relax pressure on the controls to recover. Believe me, there are many popular airplanes out there that require "aggressive" spin recovery techniques.) Better to have the student's first spin experience with a CFI at his side than hanging from the straps at pattern altitude, watching the world starting to spin around him with his wife sitting beside him and wondering what the hell is happening?
The problem is that most pilots raised on a diet of Cessna 150/152/172 and Piper Cherokee trainers really have no idea what a real spin feels like. For all intents and purposes, these aircraft have had the "spin" designed right out of them. It's all a pilot can do to get them to spin in the first place - they have a tendency to enter into a spiral. (Which can be a much more dangerous situation if the recovery is not done properly.) Additionally, when you do get them to spin, their spin recovery is usually simply a matter of releasing the controls. Is this really a good characteristic in a trainer? Personally, I don't really think so. Some aircraft, like the Piper Tomahawk, require the use of the "textbook" spin recovery. It is not a particularly pleasant ride and the students learn a valuable lesson about sloppiness and airmanship. I believe that it is a lesson worth learning for a student pilot.
That being the case, I feel that, more than ever, there is a pressing need to incorporate spin recovery training into every pilot's training syllabus. (If I were king, I would also require tail dragger training and glider training; but alas, me thinks these are posts on another thread...)