2 Jul 2007

American Samoa parents warned about sports recruitment by California schools

10:13 am on 2 July 2007

Parents in American Samoa have been warned about the recruitment of high school students to play sport in California.

Officials from the California Interscholastic Board told the Director of Education, Claire Poumele, that students who are recruited solely for the purpose of playing for high schools in California, may lose their eligibility to play at college level.

Dr Poumele was told that students who are recruited in their senior high school year have very little chance of getting college scholarships if they do not make the team.

She explained that several students who were recruited by California high schools have been left stranded.

Dr Poumele said copies of the recruiting bylaws are being distributed at the Academy for principals and vice principals and she is urging that this information be disseminated to coaches and parents.