Kid i graduated with, one of the top athletes to go through the program, was a young un as well for his grade. He didnt turn 18 until the end of July after he graduated HS.I have a young 8th grade student. April 19th birthday, one of the youngest in his class that will be entering HS in the fall. The thought of holding him back has not even crossed my mind.
What is the reasoning behind doing this? To give him another year of football and baseball? To me, that seems to be the completely wrong focus and sends the wrong message.
Cannot imagine if had another year to play!
I havent really seen this happen in our area. Personally I think it would be a tremendous embarrassment for the kid to be held back at that age. I would only do so if the kid was just not academically ready to move on, and if this was the case then there are more issues at hand than athletics.