How can students benefit from being on a school team, rather than a club team?
Athletics Director Jennifer Burks:
The benefits to being on a school team is it is tied with the education of the whole student. That’s why it is called education athletics. Part of that is that they are learning the sport, and they are also learning how sports can help them in their overall lives; help...
Club for career; Perry for pride
Throughout the time I have attended Perry High School, I have made the switch from playing club soccer to playing high school soccer four different times.
I have been playing club soccer for eight years, five of which were for Arizona Arsenal, a club based out of Gilbert. We have won back-to-back state championships and won many different tournaments throughout the United States.
Going from the...
Complicated $15 billion youth sports industry and high school athletics trying to co-exist
The battle between club and high school
High school sports play a crucial role in a school’s culture, unifying students and faculty with team spirit. We saw this recently with the badminton, volleyball, and football teams in their runs for a state championship, culminating in a buzz on campus that PHS had never seen before.
Administrators, coaches, and athletes agree that as exciting as this...