I’ll throw a post up for all the folks who are feverishly scrolling through proposed school budgets for the 2013-14 year. Make no mistake, hockey is in the cross hairs.
Please, take minute and post if your district is proposing cuts to ice hockey. Leave an update in the comments section. From the discussions I’ve had with various athletic directors, we’re going to see a number of freshman and modified programs disappear, too, in all sports. The schools are going to blame the 2-percent cap.
There is a story here that goes way beyond hockey, and it will get done eventually, In the mean time, consider this … if you want your kid to play sports and be ready for a junior varsity or varsity team in the future, you’re probably going to have to open up the wallet and pay to play outside the school program. In other words, this is going to feed a setup that eliminates a number of participants based on a financial wherewithal.
Share your thoughts, how much importance do you place on a strong athletic program within the schools?