Definition of recruitiing

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    Definition of recruitiing

    What is it?

    Going to a youth game is not recruiting; parents talking up their school to prospective parents is not recruiting. The word is thrown around carelessly, and I think we need to define it.

    I've been around high school sports for a long time, but I've never heard or seen a head coach tell a kid to come to school there and promise him/her anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat
    What is it?
    Here is ByLaw #10 and a link from the KHSAA, defining what recruitment is.

    http://www.khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/bylaw10.pdf

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    You have got to be kidding me.

    Parents shouldn't be allowed to tell other parents the positives of the school they send their children to.


    That may be the most absurd thing I have heard in this whole discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Obviously a coach can't recruit, but a parent or group of parents can get together and really talk a school up to prospective good athletes and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that according to KHSAA rules. But morally, IMO it is wrong and most of us smaller communities are totally against it. We do have a different situation in that we don't have a ton of potential students in our area to pick from but we take pride in taking what we are given and improving that instead of having to look outside of our community to pad up our team. Again, I am not accusing any particular team of anything.


    So you wouldn't talk up your kids school if you had the opportunity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Obviously a coach can't recruit, but a parent or group of parents can get together and really talk a school up to prospective good athletes and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that according to KHSAA rules. But morally, IMO it is wrong and most of us smaller communities are totally against it. We do have a different situation in that we don't have a ton of potential students in our area to pick from but we take pride in taking what we are given and improving that instead of having to look outside of our community to pad up our team. Again, I am not accusing any particular team of anything.
    So what kind of school do your kids go to? I'm looking for thoughts on their academics, athletics and facilities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    My child doesn't go to school yet, but he will go to Mayfield High School when he does. I refuse to bandwagon with a bunch of parents and try to find good athletes and try to entice them to come to my school, academics is another thing. It actually happened here once a few years back and I am ashamed of it so we are not without blame for sure.
    In that case, my kids school system speaks for itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Obviously a coach can't recruit, but a parent or group of parents can get together and really talk a school up to prospective good athletes and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that according to KHSAA rules. But morally, IMO it is wrong and most of us smaller communities are totally against it. We do have a different situation in that we don't have a ton of potential students in our area to pick from but we take pride in taking what we are given and improving that instead of having to look outside of our community to pad up our team. Again, I am not accusing any particular team of anything.
    I'll admit that I talk up Trinity to anyone that will listen (and some that won't). I don't care if they play ball or not. I figure that if football is what they are interested in, they'll bring it up. The same for quick recall, fishing club etc.

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    I talk up schools all the time. If someone ask you a question or an opinion about a certain school it is not illegal. I have had the opportunity to experience both public and catholic school educations for many years from several fronts.
    I believe you can get a great education at any school HOWEVER I personally believe private schools are better because of the discipline and work ethic. DON'T say discipline and ethic starts at home I already know that and do that everyday. It makes it even better when kids go to school and get that same discipline and work ethic reinforced to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed
    Hey, I really don't have a problem with it coming up in casual conversation, you are proud of your school and I am proud of mine. I just don't think it is cool for these groups of parents to actively try to get good players or even make them offers of any kind, not cool and not moral, but it happens and we don't need to bring anybodys name up cause that isn't cool either.

    Well, I can say I haven't seen any renegade bands of Trinity parents out there doing this sort of thing. We're usually a pretty busy bunch, taking care of business for our own kids.

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