Amador vs. Foothill boys in NCS final Saturday, but . . . .
Original post made by Volleyball fan, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on May 20, 2010
But, there's a catch. Foothill's senior ball is the same night, and at the time I am writing this, NCS has not changed the 7:00 start time, and Amador has not agreed to an earlier start time. This is not to say that the start time won't change, but I find it curious that it is not an automatic change.
There are six seniors on the Foothill squad, and all are starters. I have no idea why NCS does not require changes in cases like this. I would hope that the motto of NCS would include putting the students first. One quote from the NCS website reads, "It is the Section's purpose to serve student-athletes . . .". I ask the NCS, how would you be serving these boys by not changing the start time, so that they can go to their senior ball (a 'once in a lifetime' event) and play in their NCS final game (a less than 'once in a lifetime' opportunity). Please, NCS, don't just take your nine bucks and look the other way, I implore you to change the start time so that these young men can do both activities.
And Amador, I have no idea if you have even been asked if you can change the start time. But I hope you would offer up a different start time without being asked, and I hope Foothill would have done the same if the situation was reversed. Please do what is right for these student-athletes, let them play earlier so that they can go to their prom, and show your students just how sportsmanship can be more than just a word.
(And let's not forget, there will be NO seniors in attendance for FHS if the start time isn't changed, no one there to root on their fellow seniors and friends.)
Congrats again to both teams, great season no matter how Saturday goes.
(Full disclosure: I am a Foothill parent, but not of a volleyball player, I'm just a volleyball fan.)