iaparent wrote: »
Our high school, in an effort to combat the varsity coaches telling people not to try out if they are not on certain clubs (not just clubs but the right clubs), has created additional teams. Freshman year there are A and B teams. The A team is the kids from the right clubs and the B team is everyone else. They then move to a JV team, a JV 2 team, and a varsity team. When you are a sophomore, and from the right club you are either on JV or varsity. Once you have been assigned to the JV2 team you know you will never be on another team, it is the landing spot for those without the right club background.
iaparent wrote: »
I am a bit jaded by this as it goes deeper than just the right club thing as we discovered with my oldest son in soccer. My son played for the right club, was the top keeper in his class (and the class above him) and was on the A team his freshman year. He had known the varsity coach for years and they got along great, he thought he was set up for a great high school career. His sophomore year he was placed on the dreaded JV2 team and was devastated. He went to talk to the varsity coach and was told "you are great but I don't want to get your hopes up. You would be second string varsity now but the freshman class is a team that has played together forever and they will all be moving to varsity together next year and their keeper will be the starter. Your senior year the current 8th graders have a good keeper as well so you would be 3rd string as a senior, I want to make sure you get to play for the next 3 years so I have you on JV2."
MaineLonghorn wrote: »
That was one of the best things about my kids running cross country and track in high school. Everyone got to run, and varsity status was given to the fastest runners.