Re: What can be done?--It is more important than you know!
On 6 Jan 2003 at 13:48, Grant Balkema wrote:
[snipped material essentially a less antagonistic presentation of my
> Do the universities or colleges overseas charge admission for soccer?
I hate to be the curmugeon this early in a new year, buuuuuuut......
universities and colleges overseas don't waste time trying to be the
minor league development part of professional sports. The universities
and colleges spend the time and money on, imagine this, academics
and scholarship. University/college athletics is comparable to club
athletics in US universities/colleges. Those participating wouldn't
spend brain cells thinking of public relations drivel in an attempt to
convince spectators to pay. Those individuals with the raw athletic
ability and the desire to be a professional athlete are contractually
bound to a professional club during HS (~16 years old). Going to
biology class, studying for tests in economics, ..... - this is merely a
distraction from practice, practice, conditioning, conditioning. Oh, there
is didactic instruction on the tactics and strategies of the chosen sport.
The bottom line - academics is academics and professional sports is