These parents were almost sick with worry that if their sons and daughters did not play one sport year-round, starting now, they wouldn’t make the team in high school.
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It is at this time each year, especially, that I’m made more aware of the harm and heartache that exists in our students’ homes, if they are lucky enough to have a home.
In a world where people seem often to be tearing things down, he said, “These programs build things up.”
There’s some “good” news on a bad topic: participation fees.
There is a growing body of research that supports the premise that while high school sports participation is great for girls, it’s actually bad for high school boys.
In pursuit of this dream, they push their children harder, drive them further and pay increasing amounts to get them on the most elite teams.
One might pick a school year in the mid 1950s as the peak of prominence for school sports in America.
“You never know,” he said, “when you are five minutes from your destiny.”
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