Junior High School

 

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Here is where education prevails over entertainment in interscholastic athletics.  Here is where philosophy of athletics is more in tune with the mission of the school. 

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We have always maintained that there is at least as much potential for school-based sports to benefit both kids and their schools at the junior high/middle school level as at the high school. 

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If the program has no room for a student today, why would we ever expect that student or his/her parents will support our programs tomorrow?

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What are the things we should be doing now that may not show immediate results, but are essential for securing a future for school-sponsored sports?

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All of this is under the over-arching goal to involve more students in school-sponsored sports at younger ages . . .

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New for 2016-17 is that schools may join the MHSAA at the 6th-grade level and up (not 7th). This change . . . has three obvious benefits:

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What we are talking about today are not only overdue changes, they are insufficient if we really want to return school sports to the central, most coveted and compelling sports experience for youth. 

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The less connected that junior high/middle school level programs are to high school programs today, the more problems the high school programs will have tomorrow . . .

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