Equality Doesn’t Exist In Sports

Araya Milus, 9th

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High school sports teams should be treated with fairness and equality to each other.

Fridays are significant nights for many high school students. They sit in the crowd watch the football game and cheer whether or not they know what a touchdown is.

Not all teams can buy new uniforms, charge for their games, get transportation and most importantly not all sides are getting the same amount of money from the district, which means not all sports teams get to have equal opportunities. Clairemont is not the only school who will face these kind problems with sports.

Clairemont high school’s football team is the only group on campus to receive transportation according to Athletic Director Diaz. That can seem unfair since football does not have tournaments, but other sports do such as volleyball and wrestling. “Tournaments can be far and end up needing multiple parents to drive players which can take up to about six volunteers,” said Health and Medical sophomore Emily McNeal.

Clairemont high school volleyball parent-volunteer Daniel Ethridge said he believes that the football team is overfunded since they have buses, and their equipment is way expensive.

Many schools that have budgets for certain things, such as the sports programs here at Clairemont. Ethridge said,“The money put towards the team should be based on the number of players, the amount of traveling and even though it may not be very ethical how well the team does against other teams.” As a volleyball parent volunteer who helped with transportation, he thinks a bus that the whole team can ride on will be very beneficial. It would be better for parents as well.

Basketball is a sport that has female and male teams play along with softball and baseball but is the equipment and playing fields even? Health and medical freshman basketball and softball player Arianna Salazar knows hand on hand how the two teams are treated differently.

Salazar is one student that believes football is overfunded. She compares that to the fact that the team has nice uniforms and junior varsity girls basketball does not. She describes her jersey as “unwashed, ripped and smelled” when she received it at the beginning of basketball season.

Salazar believes it is unfair that the football team has a bus all to themselves for away games and other sports need parent volunteers. Salazar believes that junior varsity should be treated fairly and not only focused on the varsity. “Teams need better uniforms like the football team although the football team will get treated better because they are football,” Salazar said.

Equality in school sports based on the gender seems to be a problem overall at many campuses, and whether or not girls and boys teams are treated equally. Freshman female wrestler Adrianna Petkova said, “When the guys wrestle the girls, the guys seem to go easier on the girls then they would if they were to wrestle a guy because they are scared they may hurt a girl.”

Salazar knows what the field should look like and says that Clairemont high school can be pretty trashed sometimes. She added that the baseball field is more put together than the softball field, but that’s all thanks to the baseball coach. He takes care of the grounds and takes time and money out of his day to make sure the baseball field is pleasant for the players.

With sports programs being a big part of high school, students should feel welcomed and not inferior to other players.

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