Legal “Rights” To High School Athletics

I’ll apologize at the start for the length of this post… I’ve been sent this news story (found here) multiple times over the past couple weeks from people either sending it as an FYI or curious to know my opinion on it.  Before I comment on it, I feel like I need to place a…
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The Ninety-Seven Percenters

Last week, I listed some of my favorite numbers to share with our “over-active” parents and coaches as they relate to high school athletics.  To briefly summarize: 6.7% of high school athletes compete in their sport in college (at any level) 2.3% of high school athletes earn college athletic scholarships (most of those are only…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines – Part 4

Finally, the last portion of our district’s athletic department communication guidelines.  In Part 1, I laid out the types of communications that we expect to take place between our coaches and our parents.  In Part 2, I discussed the three types of parental concerns that we encourage parents to address with our coaches.  In Part…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines – Part 3

In Part 1 of our Communication Guidelines, I explained the types of conversations we expect to occur between our coaches and our athlete’s parents. In Part 2, I explained the three types of concerns that we welcome and encourage parents to express to coaches if/when they occur. …and here comes Part 3: Inappropriate Concerns to…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines, Part 2

In the first part of this post, I explained the different items of communication that we expect our coaches to provide to parents and parents to coaches.  Those items are the basic pieces of information that all parents and coaches should be discussing, though, and rarely cause any further discussion or conflict.  Most of the…
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