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Camp Verde Athletic Director Mark Showers: “We ask what we need for each program. We’re going to need balls. We’re going to need scorebooks for most of the sports. We’re going to need some training supplies. We need first-aid kind of things. So, I tell the coaches what do you absolutely need in order to operate.”

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Budget realities, facilities, drive Camp Verde athletic choices

The core of a high school athletic program is its budget. Generally speaking, bigger schools have a bigger budget to work with than smaller schools do. For Camp Verde High School, with about 400 students, its 2013-2014 total athletic budget was $51,000.

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Budget realities, facilities, drive Camp Verde athletic choices

The core of a high school athletic program is its budget. Generally speaking, bigger schools have a bigger budget to work with than smaller schools do. For Camp Verde High School, with about 400 students, its 2013-2014 total athletic budget was $51,000.