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Suggestions #36:[]

PPS should keep funding sports teams with well managed game schedules.[]

Generally, swimming has fewer competitions than most other sports. Basketball might have 20 games for boys, 20 for girls, 15 for JV boys and 15 for JV girls. That is, on average, 70 games for basketball to swimming's 15 at one high school.

Varsity swimming teams need 10 meets to qualify for PIAA Championships. A season of 12 to 15 meets is ideal. It is better to have quality meets. Meets among city swim teams are desired.

Football in Pennsylvania is too long. The state championships is played later than any other state. A kid who plays every game for a team going to Hershey plays in more games than a NCAA Division I player.