Doing away with middle school sports *PIOG*
My DD is just finishing up her 1st year in middle school. She played softball this year for the school and for the county league. She was pretty sad to find out there will be no sports at her middle school next year. At first, the county said they cut middle school and freshman sports, a long with other things, due to not having enough money in the budget to support those programs. Now that parents have gotten together and come up with solutions to the money problem the county says they will not change this decision. The superintendent of our school system has stated that he has been trying to get rid of those sports programs for years because it is very traumatic to kids at this age if they don't make the team.
I was wondering what you mommas thought about that. Do you think that is a valid reason to cut the sports programs? I know I don't feel that it is. My DD tried out for volleyball in the winter and knew that she might not make the team....and she didn't. This didn't deter her from trying out for the softball team. She understands that there are only a certain number of spots and not everyone can make the team.