There is no way we can preserve High School Football as we have known it if something is not done. The game is more competitive than ever. The kids are bigger, the crowds are bigger, and maybe the stakes are higher.
But the thing that has a lot of football insiders worried is that the same folks who ruined professional athletics and the NCAA are moving into the High School Football world.
And this is no laughing matter.
In order to protect the kids we have to start asking fairly simple questions.
What are the athletes doing and who are they speaking to in the off-season when their Coach, who is trained and insured and has their best interest at heart, is not allowed to be around them due to State Association Rules?
Mom and Dad can no longer stop recruiters and agents from moving in all hours from the day and night via Facebook and text to try to get at our athletes.
Dozens of people are accessing sidelines and locker rooms on an average Friday Night and no one is checking their criminal backgrounds, their true intentions, nor their connections to paid recruiting services.
There are other issues. Issues we will go into so we can still have a game in 10 years.
We are accepting memberships to the Northwest Football Alliance where we are going to hold the line on accountability. We are working with the WIAA and OSAA and the NFHS and NCAA to make sure we keep tabs on who is around the kids and what their intentions are.
We need you. Please join us in our quest.
Here are the things that the Northwest Football Alliance is working on in 2012 to preserve the sanctity and ethical boundaries that the game of High School Football has tried to support over these many decades.
- #1: We will call for background checks of anyone wanting to charge kids and families a fee for recruiting services in the State of Oregon and Washington and have all their staff cleared of any criminal charges including drugs, fraud, or theft and of course all felonies PRIOR to them doing work in the Pacific Northwest.
- #2 We will seek rules and laws to require these same services to post a performance bond and get an annual approval and or License from the respective State Governments and the OSAA and/or WIAA or Board of Higher Ed to do that sort of work. It is a form of Agency and requires the Agent to have a Fiduciary obligation to the client and there fore should be governed like all other forms of Agency (insurance, law, stocks and securities, CPA, etc.)
- We will seek rules and regulations to require that all such agents annually fully disclose what they charge and require them to advertise those rates online. Right now many top kids are being extended FREE camp entrances and services while those not as gifted pay. To avoid discrimination based on race, creed, ability etc these rates must be set and approved.
- All recruiting agents and agencies should be asked to sign a code of ethics that binds their behavior in a way that is ethical; if that is at all possible.
- Regarding any and all media from established print media to new media blogger and analysts we will seek to limit access to the locker rooms and fields at public schools to only those members of the Media who have first signed disclosure agreements and a code of ethical behavior. These are minors we are allowing them access too. While we can not monitor nor control what happens outside the purview of the public eye we can surely work for strong controls and a High bar on those who access them at schools. If members of the Media are being spiffed or paid a fee for accessing minors and influencing their decisions in any way then this needs to be disclosed and stopped at all costs. Our long term media partners who have stood the test of time (A decade of service or more) we feel have already met this measure.
- All Members of the Media who want access to student athletes will need to pass a criminal background test in the same way that our coaching staffs are required to do. If they fail to meet the criteria they will be banned and not allowed access to media passes nor to any public facilities in regards to special access to sidelines or locker rooms.
- PRIVATELY Run 7 on 7 Football leagues as well as combines and camps are very often using public facilities and making a lot of money off our athletes and their families and yet rarely have these groups had their background cleared or been looked at for insurance and safety protocols. These events can prove very divisive to school teams and instill a sense of “Me” over “We”. We are looking into this phenomenon and asking the tough questions.
These are but a few of the items we are discussing working on at this point.
These are the most pressing as the public schools. coaching staff, and others in traditional High School Football have worked under such guidelines and constraints for many years now.
We feel everyone must be held to the same high standards.
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|43||Vince Morales||Apr 05, 2013|
|42||Rolando Cerrillo||Apr 05, 2013|
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|1||Coach Dave Johnson||Mar 08, 2012|