I have one of the hardest jobs in our high school's athletic department. As freshman boys basketball coach, I have the most kids trying out (30-40 a year) for only 14 positions. Locally, there are four middle schools that students come from that are have 8th grade basketball programs. Cutting 25 kids is a very difficult job.
In this story in the Sacramento Bee, those of you who don't coach get to see the hardest part of our job.