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Complicated $15 billion youth sports industry and high school athletics trying to co-exist

Complicated $15 billion youth sports industry and high school athletics trying to co-exist

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

December 18, 2017

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 P...

Club for career; Perry for pride

Club for career; Perry for pride

Pearson Wallace, Special to The Precedent

December 18, 2017

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...

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Cameron Martin, Double Truck Editor

December 18, 2017

The Precedent: 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 l...

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