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Poll: Middle School Baseball (154 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you like to see Paulding County Middle Schools offer a Baseball Program?

  1. yes (107 votes [69.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.48%

  2. no (34 votes [22.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.08%

  3. maybe (13 votes [8.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.44%

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#1 BD Sports LLC

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:37 PM

Paulding County Middle Schools have : Basketball, Football, Cheerleading & Softball. Why not Baseball?? This would better prepare the players for High School baseball. I just thought I would get some of your thoughts on this. Thank you and God Speed. cool.gif

Edited by J. Clay, 26 July 2007 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:43 PM

FYI: some of the middle school coaches wanted to start a recreational middle school sports teams but they were quickly shut down by the higher ups at the main office.

QUOTE (J. Clay @ Jul 26 2007, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Paulding County Middle Schools have : Basketball, Football, Cheerleading & Softball. Why not Baseball?? This would better prepare the players for High School baseball. I just thought I would get some of your thoughts on this. Thank you and God Speed. cool.gif


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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:01 PM

38 views but only 6 votes. Come on people no one knows who voted what. This is about our youth, let us know what you think or at least place a vote. cool.gif

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:34 PM

I was told it would throw off Title 10 entitlements.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:36 PM

I voted maybe.

My answer would depend on how much this is going to cost an already overburdened school system.
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (Cuteyellowbug @ Jul 26 2007, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was told it would throw off Title 10 entitlements.


Did they tell you why? Why would baseball and not the other sports? Just curious. Thank you for your input.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:56 PM

They would have to offer another sport for girls - most likely volleyball.

QUOTE (J. Clay @ Jul 26 2007, 03:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did they tell you why? Why would baseball and not the other sports? Just curious. Thank you for your input.


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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:58 PM

This is a good poll! I would like to know why? They split the 7&8th grade football how much did that set them back? I would love to have middle school baseball, that would save the politics in rec. ball and travel ball. It really can't cost that much more.

Thanks J.Clay by the way how did ya'll fare in Rosseville?
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (gapeaches @ Jul 26 2007, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is a good poll! I would like to know why? They split the 7&8th grade football how much did that set them back? I would love to have middle school baseball, that would save the politics in rec. ball and travel ball. It really can't cost that much more.

Thanks J.Clay by the way how did ya'll fare in Rosseville?


We came in 7th. cool.gif

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE (J. Clay @ Jul 26 2007, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We came in 7th. cool.gif



biggrin.gif That's good. Hope the kids had fun!
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:25 PM

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This is a good poll! I would like to know why? They split the 7&8th grade football how much did that set them back? I would love to have middle school baseball, that would save the politics in rec. ball and travel ball. It really can't cost that much more.


I hate to tell you that the politics are worse in school ball than at the recreational level. Been there, done that.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:45 PM

Yes - add baseball for boys & volleyball for girls.

At least there is good rec & travel baseball available for the boys - you've got girls trying out for HIGH SCHOOL volleyball who have NEVER played before in their lives (family reunion "just get the ball over the net" volleyball does NOT count tongue.gif ). It's been sad to see over the years...... If adding it at the middle school - however lame it may be - will at least get some basics down before high school, I think it's a great idea.

Edited by GoBigTen, 26 July 2007 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:36 PM

Get rid of the sports in school and concentrate on the learning!

And yes, I played sports... Softball in grade school and Volleyball, track in High school.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:48 PM

One step at a time. They just made some much needed changes this year, so if things go well we will see more in the future. Who knows baseball, volleyball, and maybe even rugby, swimming and lacrosse

Edited by hearmenow, 26 July 2007 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE (mom2yana @ Jul 26 2007, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Get rid of the sports in school and concentrate on the learning!

And yes, I played sports... Softball in grade school and Volleyball, track in High school.


And while you are at it, get rid of Art, Music, lunch, library books, bathrooms and yes I doodled, hummed, ate, read, and, well, you know.
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE (mom2yana @ Jul 26 2007, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Get rid of the sports in school and concentrate on the learning!

And yes, I played sports... Softball in grade school and Volleyball, track in High school.



Sports is a big part of going to school. Athletes have to make the grade inorder to play.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:53 AM

QUOTE (mom2yana @ Jul 26 2007, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Get rid of the sports in school and concentrate on the learning!

And yes, I played sports... Softball in grade school and Volleyball, track in High school.

My straight a student participated in basketball and soccer last year in middle school, had practice every day and still maintained to have one of the highest GPA's of his class. Sports keep them on track, out of trouble in school and give them confidence in themselves.
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE (yo mama @ Jul 27 2007, 10:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sports keep them on track, out of trouble in school and give them confidence in themselves.


I agree with you 100%. That is one of the reasons I would love to have a Middle School Baseball program.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (mom2yana @ Jul 26 2007, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Get rid of the sports in school and concentrate on the learning!

And yes, I played sports... Softball in grade school and Volleyball, track in High school.



Some of the athletes are depending on scholarships to help them get into college. I think sports are a plus for the school system.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE (J. Clay @ Jul 26 2007, 03:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
38 views but only 6 votes. Come on people no one knows who voted what. This is about our youth, let us know what you think or at least place a vote. cool.gif


360 views and only 45 voted. What a shame. No one knows who voted what. I guess if I put something on a poll about sex or drugs I would get more people to vote.

Thank you to all that did vote. God Speed.

Edited by J. Clay, 27 July 2007 - 11:31 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:49 AM

aren't there plenty of private and parks & rec sponsored leagues?
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:57 AM

QUOTE (FreeBird @ Jul 27 2007, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
aren't there plenty of private and parks & rec sponsored leagues?



Not for volleyball.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (FreeBird @ Jul 27 2007, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
aren't there plenty of private and parks & rec sponsored leagues?


Yes. But that does not help them prepare for high school baseball as well as it would if they were playing middle school baseball. You use the middle school baseball program as a feeder program for the high school. They would get use to the high standards, hard work and making the grade in order to play on the team. They would also have to earn their position on the team.

Most private and parks & rec. leagues (Coaches) have a mix of "anything it takes to win" and or "everyone gets equal playing time".

There would still be enough kids for the private and parks & rec. leagues.

Edited by J. Clay, 27 July 2007 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:26 PM

I voted YES!
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 02:57 PM

I voted yes.

It amazes me that the statistics I have seen show the kids in this age group are the ones getting into trouble after school in the afternoons...

They aren't offered anything worth a crap as far as after school activities, clubs, groups, sports and so forth.

Why do these kids get nothing? (other than football, cheerleading and basketball) big whoopie


Freebird you asked about rec ball?

What a joke........ in this county at least....

Edited by juicy_fruit, 27 July 2007 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2007 - 03:58 PM

Middle School currently offers:


Academic Team
Football Team
Soccer (boys / girls)
Basketball (boys / girls)
Wrestling
Cheerleading
Band
Archery
Robotics Club
Book Club
Spanish Club
Student Council
Drama Club
Future Educators Club
Fellowship of Christian Students Club
Yearbook Staff
Environment Club
Chess/Game Club

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE (Cuteyellowbug @ Jul 27 2007, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Middle School currently offers:
Academic Team
Football Team
Soccer (boys / girls)
Basketball (boys / girls)
Wrestling
Cheerleading
Band
Archery
Robotics Club
Book Club
Spanish Club
Student Council
Drama Club
Future Educators Club
Fellowship of Christian Students Club
Yearbook Staff
Environment Club
Chess/Game Club


you forgot softball ( girls ).
That is my point, they offer everything else, why not baseball?

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:01 PM

I am not positive but I believe it is a Title 9 requirement that if a school is going to offer a sports program they must have an equal number of boys and girls teams.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:16 PM

It comes down to money.Fields. Coaches. Equipment. Transportation. Insurance costs. Umpires.Money. Money. Money.And if they offer another boys' sport, another girls' sport must be offered. More cost.

QUOTE (J. Clay @ Jul 27 2007, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes. But that does not help them prepare for high school baseball as well as it would if they were playing middle school baseball. You use the middle school baseball program as a feeder program for the high school. They would get use to the high standards, hard work and making the grade in order to play on the team. They would also have to earn their position on the team. Most private and parks & rec. leagues (Coaches) have a mix of "anything it takes to win" and or "everyone gets equal playing time".There would still be enough kids for the private and parks & rec. leagues.
Actually, travel teams have higher caliber players than middle school teams due to the dilution of the talent pool over a broader # of middle school teams.
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 03:48 PM

They should allow 6th graders to participate in sports.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:06 PM

QUOTE (Miamicanesfan @ Jul 28 2007, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They should allow 6th graders to participate in sports.


AS long as they have their own teams... There is a HUGE size difference between 6th graders and 8th graders. Esp for football if a 6th grader was up against some of those 8th graders, they could possibly (probably) be hurt.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:19 PM

QUOTE (Cuteyellowbug @ Jul 28 2007, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
AS long as they have their own teams... There is a HUGE size difference between 6th graders and 8th graders. Esp for football if a 6th grader was up against some of those 8th graders, they could possibly (probably) be hurt.


WOuldn't that cost the county even more money to have 6th grade teams for all those sports? We can't even afford books for all students or to have language in elementary schools (the latter of which is something that is of much more import & lasting, BTW).
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 07:40 AM

No because the BOE does not give one dime to athletics. The money is raised and, mostly, paid for by the parents.

QUOTE (thatboyaintright @ Jul 29 2007, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WOuldn't that cost the county even more money to have 6th grade teams for all those sports? We can't even afford books for all students or to have language in elementary schools (the latter of which is something that is of much more import & lasting, BTW).


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Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (HiramGirl @ Jul 30 2007, 08:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No because the BOE does not give one dime to athletics. The money is raised and, mostly, paid for by the parents.


Nope.

I can't say what middle school sports get but I do know that each at the high schools gets an amount.
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:33 AM

Middle school athletics do not receive one dime from the county.

QUOTE (thatboyaintright @ Jul 30 2007, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope.

I can't say what middle school sports get but I do know that each at the high schools gets an amount.


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Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE (HiramGirl @ Jul 30 2007, 09:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Middle school athletics do not receive one dime from the county.


Coaches don't get a supplement?
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:34 AM

Actually, travel teams have higher caliber players than middle school teams due to the dilution of the talent pool over a broader # of middle school teams.
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The cost for a player to be on travel team is ungodly.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 11:34 AM

QUOTE (J. Clay @ Jul 30 2007, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually, travel teams have higher caliber players than middle school teams due to the dilution of the talent pool over a broader # of middle school teams.
The cost for a player to be on travel team is ungodly.


So I'm really confused.

According to some, there is =no= cost for middle school sports as it is all paid for by the parents. (That is not entirely true as any coach knows there are other costs the school system handles, but that is beside the point: wear & tear on the buses; lighting costs; an admin/support staff/teachers have to be at each contest; etc. I know each activity at the high school level gets some support $ from the board, or at least they did.)

So are you saying the cost is lower if the school does it? Who bears the added costs?

But my point is that there is a dilution of the talent pool with school teams as there are more teams than there would be travel teams of the higher caliber players.
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:59 PM

So are you saying the cost is lower if the school does it? Who bears the added costs?


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So who picked up the added cost for the 7th grade football teams that the middle schools added this year? The same would pick up the cost for middle school baseball.

The middle school has softball for girls why can't they add baseball for the boys??

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE (J. Clay @ Jul 30 2007, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So are you saying the cost is lower if the school does it? Who bears the added costs?
So who picked up the added cost for the 7th grade football teams that the middle schools added this year? The same would pick up the cost for middle school baseball.

The middle school has softball for girls why can't they add baseball for the boys??

Title IX.

If they add another boys sport, they would then have to add another girls sport. So we're not talking abou the cost to add one more sport but 2 more sports.
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