Posts tagged "Teams"

High School Athletes And Alcohol In The News Again: How To Make A Difference

 Seven WHS athletes suspended (No Video, Click Above Link)  Eight Seekonk student athletes suspended   These two stories above could have come from anywhere in the U.S., from any town or community, any high school, and on any given weekend. Next week the story could read “Four Student Athletes from ___________ High School in _________... Read more »

Reality Check For Cutting Of High School Sports In 2010

Reality Check For Cutting Of High School Sports In 2010
Below are several links to pieces supporting the idea of high school sports programs becoming pay-to-play, or a chopping block item, as budgets enter red ink territory at many school districts across the country. USA Today: With budgets tight, pay-to-play fees gain currency as way to avoid cuts (Original Article for two part series on Pay-To-Play... Read more »

Part II: Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of "Free" High School Sports Are Gone

That USA Today piece With budgets tight, pay-to-play fees gain currency as way to avoid cuts, referenced in Part I has really got me thinking about how much times have changed. You know, it just doesn’t seem that long ago (at least for me in high school in the mid 70′s) that our school system... Read more »
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Part I: Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of "Free" High School Sports Are Gone

A little over a week ago in the prep section of USA Today, an article ran whose subject is likely to become a hot topic amongst schools and their surrounding communities as Illinois’ economic mismanagement collides head on with school districts trying to meet financial responsibilities. The article, With budgets tight, pay-to-play fees gain currency... Read more »

Part II, No-Cut Polices: Absolute or Independent Practice? / Realistic or Idealistic?

In Part I, No-Cut Polices: Absolute or Independent Practice? / Realistic or Idealistic, I detailed three obstacles that I see as having direct impact on keeping all athletes who try out for a team. In this final installment I will elaborate more on some of the major stumbling blocks facing such a proposal; issues that... Read more »

Part I, No-Cut Polices: Absolute or Independent Practice? / Realistic or Idealistic?

For those of you not familiar with what a “no-cut” policy means, it dictates that anyone and everyone who tries out for an athletic team makes the team. No one is “cut” and all get a chance to participate. This concept of giving opportunity to ALL interested athletes wanting to participate in competitive sports, up... Read more »
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