As March Madness winds down, it’s worth remembering that this orgy of money, media, and hype is supposed to represent the pinnacle of student-athlete achievement. But let’s be real.
The topic of outreach rowing has been much discussed the last few years, generating articles and opinions nation wide. It is my belief that rowing provides obvious, and not so obvious, benefits to participants and I also strongly believe that any movement to push these benefits along need to happen at the grass roots level.
Sport is good, healthy, and a catalyst for human connection, social participation, identity construction and an opportunity to move up the social ladder – at least for some.
With your back against the wall shouldn’t you look for the most interesting and strategically impressive way out? Using alternative sports in this undermanning way is that tool. Use it.
The decision making process is an everlasting life skill that every teen should be equipped with. individuals who are able to assess and evaluate a situation and make a good decision are more likely to reap the rewards in monetary benefits, personal and professional development, and expand their interest.