Wow. Just... wow

Wow. Just... wow

Post by John Roger » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 05:42:41


http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/news/story?id=2605816

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?

John Rogers
AU Class of 1985
The Al Del Greco of Atlanta

"I will choose a path thats clear.
 I will choose free will."

 
 
 

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Post by woodru.. » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 09:38:48

Quote:

>http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/news/story?id=2605816

>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?

Exactly.  I see no reason at all to cancel the schedule...move it to
JV or down a division.

 
 
 

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Post by rich hammet » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 11:22:32

Minun olisi pit?nyt tiet??, olisi pit?nyt tiet??,

Quote:

>>http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/news/story?id=2605816

>>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?
> Exactly.  I see no reason at all to cancel the schedule...move it to
> JV or down a division.

Reading the article, that may be what they actually did.  They
said they had moved a lot of the team down to JV already.

rich
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Post by Charles Beaucham » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 12:27:09

Quote:

> http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/news/story?id=2605816

> 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?

In this state that wouldn't have happened.  That school would have been
placed in a lower classification to start to allow them to compete.  Simply
disgraceful if the article is telling the whole story.

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Post by Bill Lan » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 12:41:50


first, the music or the misery?

Quote:

>> http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/news/story?id=2605816

>> 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?

> In this state that wouldn't have happened.  That school would
> have been placed in a lower classification to start to allow
> them to compete.  Simply disgraceful if the article is telling
> the whole story.

Sad.  All they want to do is play, win or lose.

IIRC, my high school won 4 games during my 5 years there.  With
only 600 students in 8th-12th grade, we were already single A,
there was no other division to drop down to.

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Post by Charles Beaucham » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 13:42:31

Quote:


> first, the music or the misery?


>>> http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/news/story?id=2605816

>>> 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?

>> In this state that wouldn't have happened.  That school would
>> have been placed in a lower classification to start to allow
>> them to compete.  Simply disgraceful if the article is telling
>> the whole story.

> Sad.  All they want to do is play, win or lose.

> IIRC, my high school won 4 games during my 5 years there.  With
> only 600 students in 8th-12th grade, we were already single A,
> there was no other division to drop down to.

For a state with so many big brains Michigan sure is being dumb.

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v/r Beau