High School Sports
This paper discusses the disadvantages of high school sports recruitment.
This opinion paper addresses the down sides of sports recruitment in high school. Points made include the loss of amateurism, increased pressure on the student at the expense of their academic studies and unhealthy competitiveness amongst same team players. It discusses alternative options for recruiting fresh talents for sports
“Once upon a time, high school sports were games. They built characters and bodies, and gave children something to do. While winning the next big game might have meant the difference between wide spread popularity and not having a date for the prom, generally speaking there was nothing more than teenage angst and passion to give the games significance. All that has changed. Recruiters for the major leagues are beginning to turn increasingly to high schools in their search for new star material, and children are going straight from graduation to sports career. This has many terrible side effects.”