scoobyx2 wrote:slapshot wrote:Seems to me these harsh rules are turning hids away from high school sports. It's no wonder summer leagues are becoming so popular, with higher compitition and less oversight, you get the best athletes. High school sports are soon becoming a thing of the past, I know high school hockey is slowly turning into Midget hockey. With more games,and higher caliber hockey, more and more talented players are leaving their schools. But I guess mabye this is what the schools want, that way they don't have to pay for traveling, meals, equipment. Thanks NDHSAA!!!
The coaches who are running successful competitve summer traveling programs are not even going to look at a player who is ineligible to play on their high school teams. It takes a lot of discipline and dedication and money to really excel in these programs. They are not going to spend their time with players that are going to try and explain why it was too difficult to avoid drinking. They don't have all the specific rules because they have the ablility to not even give you a chance if they don't want to.
I don't know if I can agree with you here. A LOT of players drink in the summer and get caught, it just doesn't get talked about. I can't think of a specific number, but there are a lot of people that I know have been caught drinking in some form or another that participated in athletics last year.