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    thewayIseeit
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    Bill Crothers - The demise of High school Sports

    Post by thewayIseeit on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:33 pm

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/highschool/article/1059893--school-s-girls-hoops-squad-hits-road-toward-scholarships

    Bill Crothers has taken matters to a whole new level.

    For people who don't know Bill Crothers is an application based sports school funded by the average taxpayer. You have to apply to get into that school. Even students who live across the street have to apply to get in. The school has started to drain York Region of the majority of its athletes. They have the best facilities and openly recruit kids out of grade 8. That being said their girls basketball team (who has never won anything except a York title) has now gone and removed themselves out of league play and the possibility to compete at OFSAA. As if they are too good.

    They claim that the rational for this is that they are following the Canadian Sport for Life principles for training, rest, competing, etc. They are failing to realize is that they have started to undervalue High School Sport. They are now essentially running a Ontario Basketball Rep team during the high school season. The coach and AD at that school should look very closely into what they are doing, and how it may impact school sport (particularly in York Region) as a whole. The AD as a matter of fact was brought into Bill Crothers from Basketball Ontario. Do you think it is a coincidence?

    They may claim that it is unfair for those elite girls to play at the YRAA level, because they will simply dominate. Is this not recruiting? They have simply drained the talent from the surrounding area and placed it in one building. They have weakened school sport as a whole in the region. They have the arrogance to now think that they are too good to play against everyone else except in high level tournaments. They claim that they are preparing those girls to go to the US after high school. So what they are openly saying is that the high school system is inadequate and their system is better.


    I would ask all coaches, teachers, at the girls and boys High School level to seriously consider inviting Bill Crothers to your school. I wouldnt attend their tournaments either if you care about school sport.
    There motives are very elitist and as far as I am concerned they are now the same as a PREP school catering to the elite. Maybe they should play in the NPSSAA against REDA, PHASE 1, Next Level, etc

    Those girls will never learn the pressure of playoff basketball and they will not improve because essentially they will be playing for nothing other than themselves.

    Thats thewayiseeit



    eliteballer
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    Re: Bill Crothers - The demise of High school Sports

    Post by eliteballer on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:08 pm

    Here is a background story about the school:

    http://www.thestar.com/article/490359#article

    girlsbballfan
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    Re: Bill Crothers - The demise of High school Sports

    Post by girlsbballfan on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:21 pm

    I'm relatively new to High School girls basketball, but can 12 players, spanning the grades from grade 9 to grade 12 really be the demise of High School Senior Girls basketball in York Region? Especially if several of the players are from outside York Region to start with? Has York Region won an OFSAA Girls basketball title recently? From looking at the BCSS playing schedule this fall, it looks like they are trying to compete against the best High School teams in the Province. You could easily argue this school and this program is elevating the profile of Girls basketball in York region at the elementary levels and this can only help all of the schools in the future...only 12 kids make the team Smile

    thewayIseeit
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    Re: Bill Crothers - The demise of High school Sports

    Post by thewayIseeit on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:46 pm

    it has nothing to do with the 12 players. and thanks for creating an account today.

    It is the start of the demise. It is only elevating the elitist mentality and is no better than an American prep school.

    Way to go Bill Crothers

    girlsbballfan
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    Re: Bill Crothers - The demise of High school Sports

    Post by girlsbballfan on Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:06 pm

    your welcome...there is no such thing as bad publicity

    Blues05
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    Re: Bill Crothers - The demise of High school Sports

    Post by Blues05 on Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:36 am

    does anyone know who's the coach of the junior and senior A or B girls basketball team. If so, can someone send me some info about them please at jason.coach@gmail.com

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