Letter: Let’s not overlook virtues of winningWhen does the high school administration and athletic leadership start being held accountable for building of a winning tradition?
By: Jason Nesbitt, River Falls, River Falls Journal
When does the high school administration and athletic leadership start being held accountable for building of a winning tradition?
We want to win and be excited about our sports programs. We need leaders on the same page.
This administration needs to figure out that winning is contagious and these kids ultimately want to win.
To win, it takes everyone from the very top of the administration, athletic director and all the way down the line supporting the youth.
At some point you need to look at yourself and ask, “Am I supporting these kids and giving them the best chance to win?”
I have heard that our administration is more worried about creating good people and citizens for the community. Last time I checked, you can create good citizens that also love to win and make their mark on a community in more than one way.
Leadership support is not just showing up at a game and saying hi to the old cronies, worrying about kids running around and what you’re doing after the game.
Support is hiring the best coaches, being involved in youth programs, booster programs and showing enthusiasm when at events.
If our athletic leadership was concerned about winning, we probably would have a wrestling coach. Instead, the lack of urgency has us almost at the start of their season and no head coached named.
The wrestling here in River Falls had an awesome reputation, and that is continuing to go backwards.
So our community needs to voice concerns about the current administration and how it is leading high school athletics. We want to develop good citizens and wining athletic programs, but we need to change our approach.
We need leaders focused on building a winning tradition and not just worried about making it to retirement.