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Offline CoachCalande

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Earning respect
« on: September 12, 2013, 07:08:22 AM »
Over the years, a few lessons learned about taking over poor programs:

often the football team gets the misfits
often the football team gets blamed for vandalism
often the football team takes blame for field wear and tear
often the football team takes the blame for parking lot behavior/locker room behavior

typically poor programs have a lack of discipline and pride.

typically prior coaches have earned a lack of support from everyone and have alienated faculty/staff/maintenance/admin and have bankrupt booster programs.


Poor programs also typically have poor practice space/facilities. We are struggling with field space and have lost more space to a new field hockey program and additional fall baseball games.

Winning and great discipline cure many of these issues. We are working on both of those things.
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Re: Earning respect
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 12:04:44 PM »
Steve

We have always told our players they will be treated very differently then the average student because more is expected of them. At the first sign of any trouble, the Football Player is the wrong one. We expect our players to be held to a higher standard then then everyone else. It may not be fair but it's the reality of life.

At the private school it was to an extreme, if one of our players was in the same hall way as a problem they were linked to it. The administration was much harsher on players then the average student.

Here at the public school we simply demand our players be accountable. Not only for themselves but for their team mates. It makes a difference, we watch out for our brothers & 1 sister. We stress to our older players to mentor the younger ones.

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Re: Earning respect
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 08:40:51 AM »
We have always told our players they will be treated very differently then the average student because more is expected of them.

This is our approach.  We've already told them, "It doesn't matter if you think that's fair.  That's the way it is."

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Offline Dusty Ol Fart

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Re: Earning respect
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 09:48:28 AM »
Some programs arent strict in that sense.  Some programs value the W more than integrity.  Once you lose integrity its a down hill slide from there.  Observed too many cases of "The Jordan Rules" at a number of schools. 

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