Wednesday, September 5, 2007
My Hometown, Edina
Edina is crawling with interesting topics for me to talk about but the one near and dear to my heart at the moment is Edina athletics. I play soccer for the highschool during the fall and just recently I have realized how stupid our sports system actually is. For example, I don't understand why 8 junior girls would be demoted to the sophmore team or asked to quit. Those girls who were more qualified than some of the younger (and older) girls who got asked to play on the junior varsity. Ego's bruised and morale very low, 4 of the girls agreed to play for the sophmore team and had to hope that next year would be a better season. Even though they have a very slim chance of making varsity next year let alone junior varsity, they still give every game their all. Are spots on jv held for seniors (who don't make varsity) or for girls who have older siblings on higher soccer teams? Is it always talent that chooses those spots?