So I am a new year. My district has 85 kids in 6-12. There are a total of 12 kids on the football team and I understand that almost every kid participates in every sport. I also know that if the kids do not participate then the sports cannot continue. I know that for some rural parents that sports can be more important than school because they expect their child to work on the farm anyway so they want them to enjoy themselves now. My concern began during our open house night. One of the parents came in and said she was a very involved parent and her kids are involved in everything. She began telling me this as I was explaining that they would almost always have homework. She told me that when sports get into full swing that things can get pretty bogged down. Am I taking it the wrong way or was she suggesting that I limit the homework? Do I need to watch my back if students slack off?