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    Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    This is something I have wondered since moving here before my senior year of High School. In Florida they have a short spring Football just after baseball, the last couple weeks of school, followed by a jamboree where 4 local schools get together and play a quarter against each other. Since Iowa has Baseball in the summer it seems like it would be easy to have a short spring football session followed by a jamboree... Just something to think about...



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    i know alot of schools do workouts.. but really i think what it comes down too is the weather and the fact that there are alot of kids that play football and baseball or soccer... and football just isnt as "big" in iowa as it is in some other states


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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    I always wondered this also. Many states allow it.



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    Good question and idea. I think it would help with player development and exposure.



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytheguy View Post
    Good question and idea. I think it would help with player development and exposure.
    I know it really helped guys who were preparing to go to camps in the summer...



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    Isn't that what track is for?

    Really. I HATED track. I went out because it was a suggestion by the football coaches that happened to be the track coaches. We stayed in shape and worked on a few things.
    I know the faster guys actually practiced like they should. After I threw discuss for awhile I'd go to the field and practice long snaps. I wasn't the only one working on things in the spring.

    Plus, track was a nice way to get guys eligible for football if they'd been caught drinking during the winter.



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    Iowa is the only state that has seperate governing bodies for boys and girls sports.


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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    The reason is schools have enough trouble filling the Spring sports anyways. Its why you don't see spring baseball. Most of the schools....3A included have athletes who are 3 or 4 sports athletes. You would begin to have kids specialize in sports when the schools cannot afford them to. So many 1A schools are already sharing programs so you would put an increasing financial burden on schools that are already struggling.



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    Quote Originally Posted by cgwarrior33 View Post
    The reason is schools have enough trouble filling the Spring sports anyways. Its why you don't see spring baseball. Most of the schools....3A included have athletes who are 3 or 4 sports athletes. You would begin to have kids specialize in sports when the schools cannot afford them to. So many 1A schools are already sharing programs so you would put an increasing financial burden on schools that are already struggling.
    Spring Football does not interfere with any other sports in most states. It runs after Baseball/Track/Golf/Tennis in Florida. If they can squeeze it in before the end of school then I am sure Iowa can, especially since they have all summer to play baseball...



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    Isn't that what track is for?

    Really. I HATED track. I went out because it was a suggestion by the football coaches that happened to be the track coaches. We stayed in shape and worked on a few things.
    I know the faster guys actually practiced like they should. After I threw discuss for awhile I'd go to the field and practice long snaps. I wasn't the only one working on things in the spring.

    Plus, track was a nice way to get guys eligible for football if they'd been caught drinking during the winter.
    My high school football coaches pretty much told us we were going out for track...



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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Spring Football does not interfere with any other sports in most states. It runs after Baseball/Track/Golf/Tennis in Florida. If they can squeeze it in before the end of school then I am sure Iowa can, especially since they have all summer to play baseball...
    I seem to remember track and baseball just about overlapping when I was in high school, so I don't think there's really much time to squeeze anything in. I guess you might have a week or two for some spring football, but it seems like a lot of effort for nothing.



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    In states like florida and texas high school football is there life. it is semi popular here but still nothing like there. like in texas towns shut down and they all go to the game. it would be awsome if hs football was that big here.



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    weather here doesnt help


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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    I remember practicing football in mid to late October...and hating it. Just hating it. I was in IL for my senior year, and they have spring baseball...and I hated that. Too cold.



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    Re: Why Don't Iowa High Schools Have Spring Football?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Spring Football does not interfere with any other sports in most states. It runs after Baseball/Track/Golf/Tennis in Florida. If they can squeeze it in before the end of school then I am sure Iowa can, especially since they have all summer to play baseball...
    Doesn't track/golf/tennis end during the last week of school? I remember people missing the last days of school for the state track meet.

    Some other things, I know multiple families who allow their kids to be in only 1 sport so they would have more time to help on the farm. If the one sport was football these parents would probably not be up for letting their kids play in the spring too. I doubt this would affect too many people and maybe it has become a thing of the past too.


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