By J. Long
I’ve heard the two arguements in regards to the Bond Issue. I’ve seen the billboards and read the articles and columns that have been written by Joanna, Mark McCormick, Lori Yount, and Bob Lutz. Honestly, I’ve heard enough about the issue at this point. However, there’s one thing about the issue that I don’t think has been addressed.
What about the average athlete?
See I’ve heard people say that the great athletes will be great athletes whether they train with weights or with auto parts. I’ve also heard people say that though sports sometimes do motivate kids to do better in school, adding these facilities won’t really help decrease the drop out rate. In all of this no one has really brought up the athletes in the middle tier.
I believe that it is this group that will be helped the most by the athletic additions that are part of the inicitive. With better facilities come a better athletic environment. If these middle kids who are fast are given a track to run on in middle school then that will only increase their ability and eagerness to want to workout.
The ultimate individual goal for any high school athlete should be to obtain a college scholarship. The great athletes will get those on natural ability alone. However, if you give the average athletes more opportunities to improve that will help aid their cause.
What do you think?