Posts tagged "Pay-to-Play"

Athletic Fee Hikes Hit Home With Arlington [Massachusetts] Public School Parents

In late spring/early summer of 2010, I detailed the current trend toward increasing athletic fees for students playing high school sports. Part I: Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of “Free” High School Sports Are Gone Part II: Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of “Free” High School Sports Are Gone Reality Check... Read more »

The "New" Landscape In High School Sports, Not a Pretty Picture

Moving 10 years into the future, let’s take a look at what high school sports just might look like in the year 2020. Of course anything written today regarding that future is all speculative but what the heck…right? There sure are plenty of signs (in just about every state in the country) pointing to what... Read more »

High School Sports A Right Or Privilege? C'mon Now!!!

Even though the piece, Is participation in high school sports a right or privilege?, from Boston.com discusses the idea of pay-to-play for high school sports related to funding and who should “pay,” its title strikes a definite chord with me. As much as I encourage sports participation for our youth, and the positives that can... Read more »
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High School Athlete Comments on Pay-To-Play: Is it the beginning of the end?

This past summer I highlighted the current trend of high school athletic departments charging ever- increasing participation fees to athletes playing sports. Both my articles, Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of “Free” High School Sports Are Gone and Reality Check For Cutting Of High School Sports In 2010, emphasize the direction many schools... Read more »