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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Prep sports roster numbers trending downward this season

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Prep sports roster numbers trending downward this season
Prep sports roster numbers trending downward this season

Some Rochester schools are reporting an increase in participation numbers this spring while others are seeing a downfall.

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Many spring sports teams across minnesota are gearing up for their first games of the season this week while others wait until next week.

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Spent the afternoon checking around with schools in the rochester area to see what participation numbers look like since there wasn't a spring season last year.

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"* numbers are trending downward this year, but coaches say there's still hope.xxx numbers seem to be a lttle bit down right now and a lot of it i thoink some of it is because the seasons are going later and also that we're just coming off of spring break.

Lourdes activities director and head track coach ?

"* steve strickland ?

"* says there are a lot of reasons numbers are low this season, particularly during a pandemic.

I think some kids are still hesitant to go out, families, and we're going to work through it and when they're ready, hopefully we can get them going.

Strickland reminds us that pandemic or not... there's always some sort of risk, i mean you have covid, i mean you have injuries, there's things that are always a risk.

Still, coaches remain diligent in making sports as safe as possible, in order to provide life?

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Our coaching staff is doing a wonderful job of following all of the protocols and keeping everybody safe and i think as long as we do that, kids should feel safe.

After all, being active and involved is important for athelte's mental and physical health.

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They need that distraction.

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He anticipates numbers to increase a little over the

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