Here's an idea... instead of taking the game that these kids love to
play AWAY from them and if they are *truly* "outmanned", why not just
allow'em to play a Junior Varsity schedule? That way they'd be allowed
to play (against smaller, less skilled players usually), but they
wouldn't be eligible for any type of real country or state
championships. But they would still GET TO PLAY. Don't they have
Junior Varsity in Michigan? In Georgia, when a new high school opens,
they usually only start with 9th grade... and then in the 2nd year
they have 9th and 10th grade... and so on. The first year for the new
school, the team plays a 9th grade schedule. The next year they play
Junior Varsity. Only in the 3rd year (9th, 10th, and 11th graders) are
they allowed to play varsity... and even then they are allowed to play
"down" a division.
Was the right solution really not letting the kids play at all?
AU Class of 1985
The Al Del Greco of Atlanta
"I will choose a path thats clear.
I will choose free will."