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High School Athletes Need To Play For Their School

#LetThemPlay

High School sports are in serious trouble. Our student/athletes are suffering. Travel, AAU, personal trainers/coaches continue, but we are losing “the be true to your school” mentality.

When you cancel sports- you don’t just cancel opportunities to compete. When you cancel sports, you cancel the 15 minutes before practice, when everyone is in that transition mode from class to training. That’s where you see kids at their most honest.

When you cancel sports, you cancel that 6 am training time when an athlete is around an adult that they KNOW cares about them

When you cancel sports, you cancel an athletes motivation to eat healthy.

When you cancel sports, you cancel goal oriented kids desire to work on a training plan.

When you cancel sports, you cancel some students reason to go to school at all.

When you cancel sports, you cancel common ground for parents and their children.

When you cancel sports, you cancel some students only hope of finding the right fit for college.

When you cancel sports, you cancel opportunities for adults to change kid’s lives for the better.

You cancel opportunities for kids to be seen at their best, but also at their most vulnerable.

When you cancel sports, you cancel trust.

When you cancel sports, you cancel relationships.

When you cancel sports, you cancel CONNECTION.

Look at kids who are successful. They have it. Look at kids that stray- they don’t.

It is that simple. Canceling sports is more than canceling wins and losses. It is cutting kids off from the connection they crave, the connection they need to flourish.

There has never been a time when our population of young people have been more vulnerable. We have to teach them that we are willing to do the hard things.

We have to model that. We have to keep them connected.

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#letthemplay

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