TRAVEL TEAMS: Does the Future of HS Football Reside in Travel Programs? + MORE

TRAVEL TEAMS: Does the Future of HS Football Reside in Travel Programs? + MORE

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For well over a decade, I have predicted that the reach, scope, and growth of travel teams will eventually (and sooner rather than later) overtake traditional HS varsity sports programs.
That’s for all HS sports, except for one: football.
After all, we have already witnessed HS soccer players being forced to choose between their HS team and their travel programs…

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"Sports does not build character. Sports reveals character," said journalist Heywood Broun more than half a century ago. He meant that athletic competition can bring out either the best or the worst in an athlete, depending on the inner strengths or weaknesses that the athlete brings to the game…

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