School vs. Academy/Club: Can this issue be resolved? This issue needs to go away soon, with some collaboration and communication. The main difference between school and academy is that school generally provides primary and secondary education, whereas academy provides higher training in a specialized field. Both programs should co-exist peacefully and work together toward helping the student athlete to enjoy the experience and get better. No one owns the student’s athletes but the parents and this is where we need to start. This issue has put a lot of pressure and emotional strain on these student athletes. Let’s get together and have a dialog. It is time to put the egos away and truly look at the best interest of, the student’s athletes. There is room for both models to work successfully. The biggest problem is when student’s athletes are PREVENTED from doing what is best for them and HAVE NO CHOICE.