Truths, Myths, and Misperceptions



Each year millions of young people across the country try out for public school athletic teams. Within a few weeks thousands of them will be eliminated from these programs - the victims of athletic cuts. This web site was created to explore the implications of cutting in public school athletics.

Information contained on this site was collected over a period of several years during which time members of the Ellensburg WA, school district debated the merits of switching to a K-12 no-cut policy.

Please send comments or suggestions for additions to this page to either of the authors.

Thanks to those of you who attended our presentation at the Boston AAHPERD.

No-Cut Policies: Fancies and Facts

Quotes and Statistics on the Value of Sports

Why Cutting Students from Co-Curricular Activities is Inappropriate
Reasons For and Against Implementing a No-cut Policy in a Public School Co-Curricular Program
Common Reasons Given for Cutting Kids (and Responses)
Doing What's Best for Kids: Are Athletics Serving their Educational Role?
Additional Resources

Page Constructed by

Stephen C. Jefferies and Vincent M. Nethery


Central Washington University