To me a larger, a much more important, implication is that it would prevent a similar ‘school’ being established here in Cali (or make less likely) since they wouldn’t be able to play any local completion.
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I assume this would also block the "ordinary" out-of-state pre-season games?
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by sugarcoat » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:48 amAny specific Catholic High Schools you think are not being honest on their websites?
Reading the webpage IMG seems to be a very honest place. It is all about sports. Am I missing something? It is about sports. Other schools, public and especially Catholic should be so honest.
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by Professor Fate » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Simple, Mater Dei administrators should reflect on why the school was founded in the first place, and then ask themselves whether accepting a senior transfer from a public school, who only comes to Mater Dei because he wants a great coaching staff for four months, fits in with that reason for the school's founding.
The obvious goal here is prevention an IMG from setting up shop in California but another, and more annoying, reason is a symbolic stand for their federation brethern in Florida and elsewhere by effectively writing a amicus curiae that puts, what the CIF hopes, is pressure on high profile privates like IMG to become more compliant with the conventional cirriculum and recruiting rules in their local federations.
Why does the CIF even care who a team plays in the preseason.
...effectively writing a amicus curiae that puts, what the CIF hopes, is pressure on high profile privates like IMG to become more compliant...
I'm not sure why people continue to think of the CIF as some kind of independent legislature that makes it's own decisions and writes its own rules. It's not. It is the administrative and enforcement entity of the state's member high schools that it represents. All it's rules and decisions reflect the desires of those members.The CIF is cooking its own goose with each passing year.
Very well. Whatever legislative, rule-making, rule-governing body is responsible for the rules that the member schools within the CIF abides by, how's that? If the member schools are creating these rules and the CIF is merely approving/adopting them as the opening post suggests, then those same schools are cooking their own goose.MDDad wrote:I'm not sure why people continue to think of the CIF as some kind of independent legislature that makes it's own decisions and writes its own rules. It's not. It is the administrative and enforcement entity of the state's member high schools that it represents. All it's rules and decisions reflect the desires of those members.
The point of the matter is whoever made this decision (and others like it) in the long run will speed up the era of full-on club football, with the top athletes playing for clubs over schools, and I'm not sure that's what they intended. Or maybe it is.
It would seem to me as Christian organizations, they have an even greater purpose and reason to accept any and all children into their schools/programs and encourage more to follow. Not to get all religious about it, but their school and program is a part of their ministry and outreach and one can never tell how God might be working through that, or how the child or family might be affected by the experience. Those who keep banging that "higher moral standard" drum need to back all the way down and just pray about it.sugarcoat wrote:Thank you but why single out Mater Dei? I’m not saying all Trinity League teams are guilty by association but... shouldn’t the Trinity League schools have some sort of High moral standard Ought not the Trinity League schools be schools not just teams that are looked up to because they rise above the rest? What they do have is money that allows them great freedom.