Should the KHSAA mandate that all Public Schools offer each KHSAA sport?

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    Should the KHSAA mandate that all Public Schools offer each KHSAA sport?

    Since there is much chatter about schools never having a "fair" chance to be champions should the KHSAA mandate that all Public schools be required to offer a KHSAA sport provided there is enough interest among the student population at that school.

    For example Walton-Verona does not field a Football team. Should they be required to if say 40 Boys express an interest?

    For example Bellevue fields a Girls Soccer team but does not have a Boys Soccer team. Should they be required to field a Boys team if 20 Boys express an interest?
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    How do you address Title 9?

    Also, there are only so many athletes to go around in the small schools and with too many sports it will be hard for most small schools to be good in anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    How do you address Title 9?

    Also, there are only so many athletes to go around in the small schools and with too many sports it will be hard for most small schools to be good in anything.
    If you offer both Sports in a same sex sport how could it be a Title IX violation?

    I believe Bellevue has Boys and Girls track teams, Boys Baseball and Girls softball, Boys ans Girls basketball teams, Boys Football and Girls Volleyball. Now the also have Girls soccer but no Boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Play No Work
    If you offer both Sports in a same sex sport how could it be a Title IX violation?
    I assume because most girls don't play football...

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    As long as that school has football I'm happy with it.

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    Why doesn"t Beechwood have a boys soccer team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc
    Why doesn"t Beechwood have a boys soccer team?
    I covered that one in my last post. I am sure if Coach Yeagle leaves the push will be on again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    I assume because most girls don't play football...
    But Boys do not play volleyball so the number of Sports stay equal.

    Now you could argue that there are greater numbers of Boys playing Football than Girls playing Volleyball but that probably isn't true at say Bellevue and because volleyball cuts.

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    Post 2 ?

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    Yes

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    That dosen"t seem right . That the football coach could influence whether or not another sport is offered at his school . Surely Beechwood has more than enough male athletes to field a very competitive soccer team, athletes that do not want to play football .

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    Is he afraid of watering down his talent pool ? Of protecting his turf so to speak .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc
    That dosen"t seem right . That the football coach could influence whether or not another sport is offered at his school . Surely Beechwood has more than enough male athletes to field a very competitive soccer team, athletes that do not want to play football .
    The classes at Beechwood are bigger now but I graduated with 53 people (boys and girls). My point is, we had no where near enough athletes to field two competitive fall sports teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc
    That dosen"t seem right . That the football coach could influence whether or not another sport is offered at his school . Surely Beechwood has more than enough male athletes to field a very competitive soccer team, athletes that do not want to play football .
    What about Girls that play soccer? They have nothing to do with football but do not have a team.

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    Ok Ich Verstehe . By the way what is the size of Beechwoods student body?

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