While I'm at it...

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Registered: 12-31-1969
While I'm at it...
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 12:36pm

I also hate high school sports.  I know this is heresy and there are those on other boards who would jump down my throat for saying that.   DD has started a sport this year and is enjoying it--that's great.  BUT really, is there any reason that this $@#%$^ sport has to practice 3 hours/day  6 days/week?   I honestly don't think  that much practice time is necessary for anyone every day and I think it's just a macho thing.  It makes it flat out impossible for dd to continue with other activities that she's really enjoyed, some of which she's excelled at, and it intereferes with religious practice on weekends for EVERYONE.  I have to bite my tongue because she's enjoying this but I am not.   I have no idea how she will manage this in conjunction with academic demands and other commitments.   It just seems really unreasonable and the time commitment excessive for a jv beginning team.


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Registered: 12-16-2003
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 2:35pm
I never said sports only. Marching band is a bigger commitment of time than football at our schools. It is just a study showing that kids who are INVOLVED are bettter students. I mentioned sports since that is what started the thread. Trust me, my kids are./were in band, clubs, scouts, sports and more. Dd won the Outstanding Junior Art Student award in HS and believe me there were hours in the shop to achieve that, but be it art or sports, busy kids do better.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!