WTF is the first thing that comes to mind. In a time where imminent economic doom seems more and more certain for many organizations, it’s easy to understand that pinching pennies is necessary but cutting JV sports… Come on now.
Athletics is something that allows for kids across the world to learn about themselves, work with others and ideally(but not always) be a part of healthy competition. The opportunities for most sports with kids to play competitively ends as high school approaches. There are always the parks and recs and PAL games, but those seasons aren’t as intense as what goes down in high school sports.
Eliminating JV sports will also dilute the talent pool of young athletes we have in Hawaii. Don’t think so? The experience practicing and in games in JV helps athletes prepare for the same at a higher level of competition. Repetition is a word heard often in athletics and it’s true, the more one does something, more it fits and the muscle memory takes place.
Here’s an idea, why doesn’t the DOE somehow get some funds from the rail project to assist it. Since they are only talking about cutting one million dollars which is a mere piss in the pot for the controversial Oahu project which has a projected budget in the billions.
(sigh). If this happens, even more so am I glad for the growth of MMA which will allow youth (and people of all ages) to come together and learn, train and compete.