There are some major changes taking place at Flat Rock High School this summer. There are a new Principal and Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director in place.
This is a welcome change at my Alma Mater and hopefully we can look forward to better things to come from the athletic teams. I have included a nice article from the News Herald.
One thing I would suggest is that if they are truly interested in returning things back to where the proud programs once were, they need to drop the pay to participate. That fee really hurts fringe sports like Cross Country, Wrestling and Track & Field.
Here is a news flash, Flat Rock has not won a Huron League title since they started pay to participate over a decade ago (bowling doesn't count). Their participation numbers have dwindled and they have diluted the talent pool by adding other sports.
The crazy thing is this pay to participate raises minimal money. The amount raised does not justify the negative impact that it has had on Flat Rock sports.
Flat Rock has had many great athletes over the last decade but the pay to participate has hurt the depth that is needed to win consistently.