Controversial Cut Policy


Ethan Tannen, Writer

For some, the no cut policy at Madison is a good thing, ensuring a spot on a team in a sport you don’t necessarily excel at. It allows you to participate, stay active, stay social, and experience what it means to be part of a team. But for some players, the no cut policy only makes the experience worse.

Many would rather know if going out for a team is worth it or not, and having a cut policy would be a way to see if playing time is a realistic expectation.In addition, the no cut policy tends to fill teams up with kids who don’t take that sport as seriously as others, and, in consequence, practices aren’t as focused as some of the more serious athletes would like.

Sophomore Will Wraith explained this by saying, “Yeah, the no cut policy is good but it’s bad at the same time. It allows kids who just want to participate have a spot on a team, but it also crowds up the bench and sometimes takes away from practices. I also think It would be a good thing to know if you were going to play before you make such a huge commitment.”


What do you think? Is the no cut policy a good or bad one?


How do you feel about the no-cut policy?

  • I don't like it, it affects the athletic experience (58%, 15 Votes)
  • I like it - it lets me try different activities (42%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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