HOUSTON – "Just cancel sports."
It is an impactful statement. It's something people are throwing around right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With school districts opting to start the year online only, others are pushing forward with in-person learning, high school sports have been left in limbo for some districts.
But to just come out and say "cancel sports" has a bigger impact than some would think.
When you say those words to a high school student, or coach – who at one point was that 16-year-old kid playing the game they love – you are doing more damage than just canceling a game or a practice.
It is canceling hope. Canceling dreams. Canceling a potential lifesaving or life-altering opportunity. For some, being a part of high school sports can alter the trajectory of their life.
For the episode of Behind the Playbook Matt Malatesta is joined by The Woodlands head football coach Jim Rapp.
Coach Rapp discuss what it's like coaching at The Woodlands High School, some players to watch this season and shares his expectations for his team this fall.
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