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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #450 on: November 29, 2016, 03:22:17 PM »
So here I am in a bit of a conundrum. I don't plan on coaching next season. I may be done for good. I thought that last season as well but still traveled 10 hours to Atlanta for Glazier(some rpo guru was there I was interested in) plus I had a good travel companion. Might of even been the same guy. So my thought is do I take the off season off? Will stepping away help recharge my batteries? I've got a chance for to meet Coach C. this weekend if I decide to go to nationals. 3 Glaziers in Florida and the Nike. Should I take a real break to start missing it or stay the course whether I plan on coaching next year or not?
if you ask me, coaching isn't the issue. I do not know what your issue would be, but from reading that, coaching isn't your issue.
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #451 on: November 29, 2016, 03:32:06 PM »
It's all the other bs.

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« Reply #452 on: November 29, 2016, 03:33:56 PM »
It's all the other bs.
don't let that cloud your love for coaching. I am guilty of this as well in multiple facets of life.
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #453 on: November 29, 2016, 03:43:34 PM »
don't let that cloud your love for coaching. I am guilty of this as well in multiple facets of life.
I'm trying. Wish I had the work hours to jump to hs because many of those issues would disappear. Had offers but I just can't do it. When Mike kids me about dropping down to mm I really think about it bit those darn parents are still involved. Never seen parents act like the ones around here.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #454 on: November 29, 2016, 03:53:34 PM »
I'm trying. Wish I had the work hours to jump to hs because many of those issues would disappear. Had offers but I just can't do it. When Mike kids me about dropping down to mm I really think about it bit those darn parents are still involved. Never seen parents act like the ones around here.

That's the thing....you have the ability to train the vast majority since this is their first rodeo with youth sports. The others....that have older kids and are used to being complete tools...have no option but to step in line because they are now the vast minority. Plus they see how awesome you are compared to older sisters BB coach or whomever has pissed them off in the past. 

I am almost done with my current run. One more year. Im fried. Tired of kids that are more interested in Snapchat and Boobs. Can hardly wait to get back to Super Shrimpie Smurfs and do it all over again with Gumby. It cleans the mind and heals the soul....and Im not being sappy. Im being brutally honest.
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #455 on: November 29, 2016, 04:08:27 PM »
Assisted with a Mighty Mite team this past years and it did wonders for me.

I'd coach it again in a heartbeat, except...that they've mucked up the rules so much at that age level: no kick-offs, punts, blitzing, regulating alignments and so on.  I don't really mind no DTs allowed head-up over Center because I'd run a ton of Wedge anyway.  But then they'd just outlaw Wedge, so what's the point?

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #456 on: November 29, 2016, 04:52:46 PM »
I'd coach it again in a heartbeat, except...that they've mucked up the rules so much at that age level: no kick-offs, punts, blitzing, regulating alignments and so on.  I don't really mind no DTs allowed head-up over Center because I'd run a ton of Wedge anyway.  But then they'd just outlaw Wedge, so what's the point?

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I coached a lower level with rules like that. DTs could not be inside the guards and LBs had to be 3 yards off the LOS and also could not be inside the guards. So I started spreading my guards out to the maximum 1 yd. width from center which was where the DTs and LBs could be inside. Ran lots of midline run plays and QB sneaks.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #457 on: November 29, 2016, 06:20:17 PM »
R

You & I have had this conversation before. We both know you have been spoiled.

The way I see it you are looking at 2 options:

Coach & be miserable.

Don't Coach & be miserable.

There is another option but you refuse to think about it (becoming a HC). IMHO that would be your best option. I really don't think you need to decide very soon, so just keep your ears open.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #458 on: November 29, 2016, 06:33:15 PM »
I have a disdain for the "Politics" but it came with the territory.  I too want to try my hand and Coach at the High School level.  However, I will say that it does come with an entirely different set of issues.   You're only fooling yourself if you think High School is "Easier". 

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #459 on: November 29, 2016, 08:36:03 PM »
I have a disdain for the "Politics" but it came with the territory.  I too want to try my hand and Coach at the High School level.  However, I will say that it does come with an entirely different set of issues.   You're only fooling yourself if you think High School is "Easier". 

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Never said easier but the crap I am trying to avoid would be largely avoided.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #460 on: November 29, 2016, 08:40:36 PM »
R

You & I have had this conversation before. We both know you have been spoiled.

The way I see it you are looking at 2 options:

Coach & be miserable.

Don't Coach & be miserable.

There is another option but you refuse to think about it (becoming a HC). IMHO that would be your best option. I really don't think you need to decide very soon, so just keep your ears open.

Joe

I just think being a header in the current atmosphere would expose me to all the crap I hate 10 fold. 

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #461 on: November 29, 2016, 09:03:42 PM »
To expand on what Joe said, for me, anyway, I think you eventually hate coaching, and not coaching, and being an assistant, and being a head coach.  Good times for all.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #462 on: November 29, 2016, 11:26:09 PM »
Never said easier but the crap I am trying to avoid would be largely avoided.

If it's "parents," then I can attest to the parents having much lower visibility than at the youth level.  By the time a kid reaches high school, they already know if their son is a superstar, or not.  If he isn't a superstar, then they get it and leave you alone.  If he's a superstar, then they get it and leave you alone.

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« Reply #463 on: November 29, 2016, 11:30:31 PM »
I have a disdain for the "Politics" but it came with the territory.  I too want to try my hand and Coach at the High School level.  However, I will say that it does come with an entirely different set of issues.   You're only fooling yourself if you think High School is "Easier".

Neither is "easier" as they both have their own challenges and hurdles to overcome.  It just depends on which challenges you'd rather deal with.  If the challenge is "parents," I only had two parents attend a single practice this year and both were simply waiting to ask a question, not watch/question/complain about what we were doing at practice.

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« Reply #464 on: November 29, 2016, 11:32:14 PM »
I just think being a header in the current atmosphere would expose me to all the crap I hate 10 fold.

Rob, why not coach high school ball?  I think you'd be great there and have a good time.

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