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Title: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: klg14 on August 24, 2018, 04:56:12 PM
See:
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/varsity-blues-football-participation-decline-across-country-124511873.html
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: EPJr on August 24, 2018, 05:26:51 PM
in Virginia several schools have decided not to field teams this year
Several VA privates schools have formed a 8-man football league
Virginia High School League is for the first time investigating 8-man football for its members
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: punchy on August 25, 2018, 02:17:07 PM
What has happened to contribute to this decline?
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: EPJr on August 26, 2018, 07:59:18 PM
folks have more choices
and many are choosing not to play football
the sport that is exploding in participation
in my part of the country is boys and girls Lacrosse
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: SpecialK on August 26, 2018, 09:31:07 PM
See:
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/varsity-blues-football-participation-decline-across-country-124511873.html

Not at Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Ga.
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: Professor on August 27, 2018, 10:51:25 AM
Linked to the reports on concussions and more options.... AAU track, baseball , basketball

A few NC HS teams are only fielding JV teams
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: Ram55 on August 28, 2018, 09:28:12 AM
All ya'll are wrong. The main reason participation has declined is that kids are too lazy to go outdoors and play. They would rather play video games or look at TV. This just the begging, they also can't communicate with each other face to face. They call texting a person as being a date.
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: Devin on August 28, 2018, 10:38:14 AM
All ya'll are wrong. The main reason participation has declined is that kids are too lazy to go outdoors and play. They would rather play video games or look at TV. This just the begging, they also can't communicate with each other face to face. They call texting a person as being a date.

How do you explain the surge in participation in other sports then?
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: Ram55 on August 28, 2018, 11:36:50 AM
All ya'll are wrong. The main reason participation has declined is that kids are too lazy to go outdoors and play. They would rather play video games or look at TV. This just the begging, they also can't communicate with each other face to face. They call texting a person as being a date.

How do you explain the surge in participation in other sports then?

That surge is not black kids, but Hispanics and Whites. The only reason we are so good at football, basketball and track, was because we use to do it all the time in the hood. They did not require nothing but a cheep ball and our bodies. We don't swim, play lacrosse, nor play  baseball.
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: EPJr on August 28, 2018, 04:48:01 PM
actually a lot of us don't live in the hood anymore
(another thread for another day)
and we do play all of those sports
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: Valley Girl on August 28, 2018, 04:57:29 PM
See:
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/varsity-blues-football-participation-decline-across-country-124511873.html

Not at Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Ga.

Facts.  Trojan football will always be king around these parts. 

I’d be interested in the demographic locations where this is mainly happening.   If I had to guess, I’d say this happens more in larger, more northern areas. 

The decline in small town USA in the Deep South probably has seen the lowest decline.   Just a guess though. 

I love football - I mean absolutely love it, but I would steer any young athlete into basketball or baseball over football -  less wear and tear on your body, lower chance of concussion, a higher salary, and ALL of your money is guaranteed.  Baseball can be a gold mine if you’re any good at it - problem is it can be super expensive which deters a lot of our kids. 
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: JBROB on August 28, 2018, 10:55:28 PM
Also many students get suspended so much, they are not eligible to play.
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: thatd@mnYOGI on August 29, 2018, 08:04:29 AM
As EPjr stated, here in the DMV the high school he speaks about is out in Loudon County. One of my coworkers, that's white, mentioned to me about her sons not interested in playing varsity football. She stated that the high school doesn't have a football team period and they don't know if it will come back. Mind you, this is one of the largest high schools in the county. I was shocked when she told me this.


that's all...     :tiptoe:
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: Bearforlife on August 29, 2018, 08:50:11 AM
People are aware of the long term effects of playing football and they don't want their sons brains to be like scrambled eggs when they are grown. If I had a son I wouldn't want him to play either.
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: Ram55 on August 29, 2018, 09:04:10 AM
actually a lot of us don't live in the hood anymore
(another thread for another day)
and we do play all of those sports

America is still a very segregated country. There are clearly mostly black neighborhoods in every town in this country. My statement of "hood" is any black neighborhood, regardless of income in that hood. And we don't play those sports in large enough numbers to say "we do that".
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: Platinum_Sound on August 29, 2018, 09:10:00 AM
actually a lot of us don't live in the hood anymore
(another thread for another day)
and we do play all of those sports

America is still a very segregated country. There are clearly mostly black neighborhoods in every town in this country. My statement of "hood" is any black neighborhood, regardless of income in that hood. And we don't play those sports in large enough numbers to say "we do that".


Soooo let me see if I understand you correctly...Any predominantly black neighborhood is the hood?  :lol:  GTFOH

And when is the last time you've driven by a soccer field on a weekend? They are FILLED with US!!! That old tired excuse of kids not going outside is BS. Some don't but the majority does. Kids just don't like football as much anymore. Facts.
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: klg14 on August 30, 2018, 07:35:13 PM
Participation in youth football continues to drop, and studies continue to link the sport to brain injury. How much do you let these statistics affect your children’s participation?

Is Your Child Asking to Play Tackle Football This Year? We Want to Hear From You.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/29/reader-center/is-your-child-asking-to-play-tackle-football-this-year-we-want-to-hear-from-you.html
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: klg14 on August 30, 2018, 07:37:52 PM
Is football dying in New Jersey? Latest data shows sharp participation decline
http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/2722993910541283574/is-football-dying-in-new-jersey-latest-data-shows-sharp-participation-decline/
Title: Re: High school football participation on the decline across the country
Post by: RamMan4Life on September 04, 2018, 01:30:44 PM
In the hotbed that is south Florida football, it is declining somewhat. Last year, perennial area powerhouse Vero Beach High had all three levels of football (freshman,JV and varsity) while some other schools barely fielded a JV team. In my district, there is a $100 yearly extracurricular fee that each students must pay. At some schools in the state it is as high as $500 FOR EACH SPORT. So there are some financial considerations there as well. The racial makeup of some teams mirrors the demographics of the school as well.