The Politics of High School Sports

The Politics of High School Sports


High school sports are frequently tainted by social politics for both parents and students. Many young athletes aren’t given the chance to perform on the field or the court because there aren’t enough spots or they aren’t well-connected enough to escape the bench. Parents are then forced to engage in the social politics of other parents as they live vicariously through their son's athletic opportunities. If you don’t want the experience of watching your son play high school sports to be like Dance Moms, you should consider sending him to the Kiski School. But, how exactly does the Kiski School solve this problem?

Parents and Sports

At Kiski, all students are required to participate in a sport. With 23 athletic teams involved in over 300 contests, your son will have the opportunity to try and excel in several different sports. Further, Kiski parents can’t compete with each other because their sons can’t compete with each other. Instead of facing competitive parents when you go to your son’s game, you will find Kiski parents all rooting for their sons as part of the same unit. Because we require all of our students to participate, no one has to compete for a spot on the team they want to join. With less pressure to outperform each other, Kiski teams frequently dominate. When you eliminate the need to outplay your own teammates, your team becomes a stronger unit capable of working together effectively.

Kiski Athletics

The numerous athletic challenges available to Kiski boys are beneficial as they learn to work as part of a team and maintain physical wellness. The Kiski School also has state-of-the-art athletic facilities and equipment to give our young athletes an advantage in college sports. Finally, our coaches are dedicated to helping and training our students to become top competitors in their chosen sports. Even freshman with little or no experience find success and can achieve All-League honors by the time they graduate.

At Kiski, parents are welcome to all games and contests to watch their sons compete. Without having to worry about the social pecking order established by other parents, you can relax and support your son as he excels on the field, court, mat, track, or pitch. If you have any questions about the Kiski athletic program or how to become more involved as a parent, please visit our site or feel free to contact us!
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Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, private, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes AP and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery.
Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.