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Re: More kids quitting than usual
I would bet that you will see it drop off there as well. And those that do return to athletics and even band expect a higher rate of injury. The athletes are out of shape and have missed 4 months of conditioning and lifting. Band kids have been sitting inside in the AC. August is going to kick everyone's backside!
I can't disagree with anything that you said. It all makes sense. But I do have to wonder how many of those same kids will be quitting football and other sports, as well. They aren't getting the contact with their team mates, nor are they getting to do off-season workouts. The disclaimer is I am wondering this from the perspective of one who is teaching in a small rural school where sports seems to be life or death even when they have losing records.