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Old 07-23-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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Default High school football in Canada vs High School football in USA

As you all know friday nights in the US are pretty much about football (and the afterparty). So what's it like in Canada? Do they have the same emphasis on high school football that we do in the US? Do they have high school hockey teams instead?
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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In most cases high school ball its nothing like the States very few go to the games more emphasis is on junior football the main league is called the Canadian Junior Football League 3 divisions Ontario,Bc,Prairie even with that said its not like the States but its better then high school ball.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Canada has a quaint idea.... that schools are for education, not to provide a stepping stone to a pro sports career, even in hockey. As a result, Canadian Universities do NOT offer sports scholarships..... but they do offer Academic scholarships, to those students who are intelligent and capable of higher learning.

Yes , Canadian Universities have sports teams, in just about any sport that you can think of, but they aren't designed for "future pros " . A FEW Canadian kids have been recruited by US colleges, such as the guy from Brampton, Ontario, who was just selected as the over all number one pick in the NBA draft, this spring.

You won't find any 80,000 seat football stadiums on Canadian University campuses, but you will find a excellent educational system, that has resulted in Canada having the most University grads, per capita, with a minimum of a 4 year degree, in the world. Just about 50 percent of our adult population has a degree, or more than one, in many cases. In the USA the number of adults with a 4 year degree, is a lot lower, below 30 percent.

In my opinion, our system is a better way to educate our youth. How many times have you cringed when listening to some US college athletes try to construct a complete sentence , during a interview ?

Jim B

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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No. Football in Canada is not in the same league as Football in the US. When I was in high school, no schools in my area had football teams. (And I still think it is the same today.)

And to be honest, I don't think that Canadians are as passionate about hockey like American are about football. A lot of Canadians may support their pro team but interest dramatically drops in the lower levels of the game. I found Americans to be fans at all levels of the game of football, not just only the pro.

In general, I find that America have more of a sports culture than Canada.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Canada has a quaint idea.... that schools are for education, not to provide a stepping stone to a pro sports career, even in hockey. As a result, Canadian Universities do NOT offer sports scholarships..... but they do offer Academic scholarships, to those students who are intelligent and capable of higher learning.
You should try not to be so insulting, especially when you're wrong.

The CIAU offers full scholarships in the 48 member schools to student athletes.

CIAU boosts athletic scholarship program

CIS English : Athletes Guide

Regardless, high school and college sports have nowhere near the profile or funding that their opposite number do in the U.S.

As far as hockey goes, schools don't provide teams or competition, they're usually neigbourhood compiled clubs that operate independently of the educational system.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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My son's high school didn't have a football team, and it was a huge school.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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You should try not to be so insulting, especially when you're wrong.

The CIAU offers full scholarships in the 48 member schools to student athletes.

CIAU boosts athletic scholarship program

CIS English : Athletes Guide

Regardless, high school and college sports have nowhere near the profile or funding that their opposite number do in the U.S.

As far as hockey goes, schools don't provide teams or competition, they're usually neigbourhood compiled clubs that operate independently of the educational system.
The scholarships are tiny and not provided by the universities, but through private funding.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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agree. HS football in canada is not at the same level as HS football in the US. i would even go further to say that HS football in canada is not at the same level as peewee football in the US.

it is a much stronger sport culture in the US than canada. the infrastructure/development is much more mature in the US for sports and its affiliates (cheerleading, marching bands), as well as the funding.

to be honest, i would love to see that school spirit in sports from the US rub on to our schools in canada.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Woodbury, Minnesota
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Wow that's sad, high school football was great to get together with your classmates, better to go watch a football game than go out and go to some sketchy house party.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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agree. HS football in canada is not at the same level as HS football in the US. i would even go further to say that HS football in canada is not at the same level as peewee football in the US.

it is a much stronger sport culture in the US than canada. the infrastructure/development is much more mature in the US for sports and its affiliates (cheerleading, marching bands), as well as the funding.

to be honest, i would love to see that school spirit in sports from the US rub on to our schools in canada.
To be honest, I would not.
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