March means spring sports. Spring sports include outdoor soccer. I would like to address the lack of decent outdoor soccer facilities for Ogden city schools, specifically Mt. Ogden Jr. High and Ogden High. Both my children attend or have attended these schools, so I won’t speak for the other junior
high or high schools in the district.
The “beautiful sport” of soccer is the great equalizer as far as numbers and participation for girls, boys and diversity. Also to be mentioned are winning records and scholarship potential the high school program offers its players. Why, then, does this sport neither school not have a decent playing field in either school. It’s an embarrassment when we host visiting teams because neither team has a proper field to play on. Instead, coaches, players, and parents are at the mercy of Ogden City Recreation Department as to whether it will allow the schools to play on a substandard field at Mt. Ogden Park.