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    that reaches to all corners of the athletic world, coaches are being forced to cope with the added stress of disgruntled parents.  More and more they are required to defend personal coaching styles and philosophies, uphold team decisions and go head to head with angry, and sometimes violent parents.  The pressure has gotten to the point where coaches all over the country are quitting or being forced out of their jobs by groups of parents.  High school athletics should be about learning and having

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    A Defining Moment In High School Athletics I was a part of something my senior year that not many High School students will ever experience. It is one of those things that I will tell my grand kids about in years to come. The 2002 Fort Defiance Wrestling Team had a winning season with a perfect record. Our accomplishments as a team and as individuals will be in the records books at Fort Defiance High School, Virginia. Students athletes who play sports in school have dreams for their and themselves

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    Literature Review Athletic competition has been around for a long time and is growing in popularity. America’s passion for sports continues to grow as demonstrated by the amount of college and professional sports channels and magazines (Cotton, 2009). In high school, athletics can be seen as a positive motivation for student success, but can also deter pupils from academic excellence. Research on the relationship between academics and athletics is often contradicting. There are several studies, books

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    promotes youth sports, from 2010-2011 more than $3.5 billion in athletic funding was cut. This has been the case across America impacting athletics from youth sports all the way up to high school and college level athletics. To have more money for school funding, schools are using athletics as a scapegoat to have enough money to fund school based activities (“Baker”). Lack of funding, due to the recession’s budget cuts, for high school athletics is ultimately hindering sports teams potential, but with more

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    Letter Parents’ Role Athletics Athletic Eligibility Athletic Attendance Homework and School Expectations College Planning and Exams Scholarships Athletic Scholarships NCAA Recruiting Rules and Regulations NCAA Requirements and Rules Parental Assistance Welcome Parents From Dear Parents and Guardians, On behalf of the Athletic Department at Havens High School, I welcome you as parents to the 2013-2014 year. We look forward to another successful athletic year. With your help

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    Prayer at Public School Athletic Events -Can We Get a Moment of- -Silence Here?- If public schools are just that, public, then why is the issue of prayer in school such a prominent and controversial debate especially when most of the public wants prayer in school? The first amendment grants the right to free speech, yet everyday students are punished and ridiculed for their beliefs. Is this a fair system? Every person has his or her own rituals and for many students prayer is one of them. Agreeing

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    Schools everywhere give students opportunities to participate in sports by participating in athletic programs. With budget cuts, the administration is considering the possibility of eliminating all athletic programs. Admittedly, eliminating all athletic programs would save Lexington some money, but, on the other hand, it opens up opportunities for students who might not have a chance elsewhere. In fact, it has been proven that students who were involved in sports as teenagers are healthier as adults

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    Influencing Girls' Athletic Performance Throughout Secondary School Introduction ============ Athletics data has been collected for a number of years at Colchester County High School. Colchester County High School is a selective school for girls in the Colchester district. This means that it is not representative of the whole population. Upon entry to the school, forms are chosen on the basis of musical, sporting and academic talent from previous years in primary school. This means, that

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    more proud of myself at this point. I grew up in a lower income community with a blue collar family. Most people graduate from my High School and enter into the workforce, passing on college or trade schools. Most of these jobs are manufacturing or labor intensive positions. I however, had the fortune of attending college right out of High School on an athletic scholarship. Although I found out quickly that I was not ready to take on the responsibility of a student-athlete. Therefore, after just

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    Consequences of Misconduct in High School Athletics High School sports allow a student to have a chance at not only increasing or maintaining physical fitness, but to be able to spend time with friends and fellow students to be able to work together to accomplish a goal that cannot be accomplished by individual efforts. For parents, sports can help their child by surrounding them with influences that support and promote good behavior both on and off the field/court. However, just because sports

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