High school students and athletes have so much more on their plates than us adults did when we were growing up, especially when it comes to sports. Now, everything is specialized, season’s are longer, training is harder and for those high school kids who still play multiple sports, the challenges and demands are even greater.
MSHSAA understands that point and next year will be lowering the number of days that students can practice and play over the summer from 25 to 20. While football teams can still play 7-on-7 tournaments and basketball teams can still play over the summer, the goal is to get the kids some time to enjoy their summer vacations in 2016.
Jason West, Communications Director at MSHSAA, joins me to talk more about this subject, plus how the state is handling topics such as transgender athletes…a topic that has certainly come to the forefront, highlighted by Caitlyn Jenner.