Mandatory athletic supporters in middle school
November 14, 2009 6:08 PM Subscribe
When I was in middle school P.E. in the late 1980s, we were forced to undergo mandatory jock strap inspections. Was this at all common in any region of the U.S., or did I go to a rogue middle school?
posted by Kirklander to Education (27 answers total)
It was supposedly for purposes of hygiene that Balboa Middle School, in Southern California, required P.E. students to wear a jock strap.
We were subject to spot inspections. The coach would walk down the numbered aisles and ask each student, in turn, to pull the rubber strap down his thigh to show proof of properly wearing one. I blew one of the inspections and had to spend an hour after school for it.
Has anyone at other schools ever been subjected to a policy like this, or was my school just really strange?