ndlionsfan wrote:Yeah, if you look at the new football plan its pretty crazy how much the enrollment of a lot of those schools out west has increased in just two years. Stanley has gone from borderling 9man to near the top of AA in the next round.
bison football73 wrote:everyone talking about this subject is looking at right now and how it has affected it this year or a year ago. the truth is, this oil boom is still in its infancy. it is projected to last 20 years if not longer. will all these towns be affected most of them are and those schools like Hazen, Beulah, and Killdeer will likely start climbing more and more as the towns out west lose room to put people. im not saying this will happen but that is what is being projected. i read in the paper yesterday that Bismarck is starting to make plans on the population growth. a couple of the options talked about was adding an entirely new high school.
idk if this makes a case for a 3 class system, but populations out west will likely rise significantly
Indy5 wrote:winner-within wrote:.....and not Hockey
Like it or not Winner, it's the 4th biggest sport in America.
winner-within wrote:Populations rising will change the dynamics of demographics, but I actually think it will speed consolidations and the 2 system will remain and become more competitive in both classes........I would really like to see more sports available to the youth of ND.....and not Hockey
ndlionsfan wrote:winner-within wrote:Populations rising will change the dynamics of demographics, but I actually think it will speed consolidations and the 2 system will remain and become more competitive in both classes........I would really like to see more sports available to the youth of ND.....and not Hockey
What sports would you like to see?
COACHWEST wrote:NDplayin - I agree with your entire post. As a school, coach, etc., you are responsible for participation issues. There are some highly successful programs that do fight numbers though, usually for other reasons. I was just hoping to point out that the "boom" students that move in, likely know they are going to move again and do not tend to get involved in many activities. Watford City enrollment numbers are up, but not participation. Do you consider them an unsuccessful program?
GRIDIRON GURU wrote:
I am fine with Rodeo, but but there is no place for limp wristed sports in North Dakota.
Soccer and tennis already robs kids from football in schools the size of Jamestown and Valley city. You offer those sports in smaller towns you are only hurting existing programs. Kids who don't want to play football can practice being boy cheerleaders in the fall.
On a more serious and logical note I would like to see power lifting sanctioned by the NDHSAA.
One Class, there are a lot of schools who do not have wrestling, and some class A schools don't have Hockey, numbers are not important, almost zero cost to the school other than some travel to meets. You don't have to be a tremendous athlete to compete and have success, It's an olympic sport, It gives kids who can not cut it on the matt, hardwood, or ice a chance to compete in the winter. Nearly every school as someone designated as a strength and conditioning coach or superviser. It makes sense to me
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