“Coach Fitz’s Management Theory” by Michael Lewis

Some friends of mine who teach say that athletics are part of the problem in their schools and that athletics, and other extracurricular activities, should be handled through the community.1

I used to feel the same way as my friends, wondering what value athletics have in high school. After reading this piece by Michael Lewis I see what they could be, and perhaps what they were intended to be: ways to turn children into grownups during a time when they need it most.


  1. Is it a stretch to assume that if it weren’t for the school system handling extracurricular activities then they wouldn’t occur at all? Besides, isn’t the school system part of the community?