Scheduling

July 24, 2013
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Yesterday I wrote about what is happening in scheduling in Indiana because of the Class System in school classifications. Coaches do not want to lose the natural local rivalries, but are sometimes required to do so as to keep up with expectations of their programs. This is happening a lot in this area. It is still better than the football system in Ohio which requires you to accumulate points to make the playoffs. If you do not play large schools, you can’t make the playoffs even if you go undefeated. This means if you are a larger school in a conference, you are penalized for playing your conference teams. This has broken up several conferences in the Cincinnati area. Anderson, with Jeff Giesting as head coach, fights this every year. They are a small school in a large category in Ohio. They won the state when they were the large school in a smaller category. Oh, what a few students will do for you! This is minor compared to what is facing athletic programs all over the USA, though. The emergence of club sports may eliminate high school sports soon if states do not get help from the state associations quickly. These sports clubs would make their own rules, and thus, do almost anything to attract athletes. They might even pay kids to join their club. I understand this is happening in several states with California leading the way. High school kids get agents and are promised a quick jaunt to the pros. This is really scary.

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9:00 am South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am
South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]