In theory, the TSSAA is a great thing...in practice, not so much. There would be chaos without some governing body presiding, and it requires money to operate.
Now for the bad. TSSAA should do a much better job of enacting and enforcing policies that comply with the wishes of the member schools, as wells as ensuring (as much as possible) that fairness to everyone, and to each individual sport is the main goal. The principal of six football classifications and three for most other sports is baseless...there are far more schools who field basketball programs than football, and condensing them into 1/2 the separate classes is contrary to what "common sense" tells you. I'd love to see football at four or five classes, and all other sports the same. Districts and regions should be comprised of the same schools in all sports in order to form and maintain rivalries across the board.
Scotts Hill is a great example...in football we have recently been and will continue to be pitted against teams from Middle Tennessee of like size to us...in the past (in all other sports) we have been in district 15A, and played schools of similar size from West Tennessee, but now going forward will be in a district with four or five schools twice our size, and only two of relatively the same enrollment. The farthest easterly schools in football to the far west in basketball are approaching 200 miles apart, and only one or two schools are common opponents to both basketball and football programs. Makes absolutely zero sense to me.
Almost forgot the salaries part...non profit = full disclosure...try and find out the salaries...interesting.
Edited by tradertwo, A week ago.