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Offline gumby_in_co

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Re: Frustration after a great season
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2018, 10:46:38 PM »
I'm guessing the "you sub too many kids" thing was probably parents of "studs" (or just one stud) complaining that their kids weren't getting all the playing time and getting to show off.  I guess maybe they think they need all the reps to "develop" for the next level, which is BS. 

That is my guess as to the motivation behind this. People start talking, then there is fear that the "studs" will leave for another org where they will never leave the field. Mahonz and I saw a little bit of this when we had our huge (30+) rosters where everyone got significant playing time. The sad thing is that I think the "studs" loved having fresh legs for one side of the ball (we did 100% platoons), but some parents don't really care how their kids feel when it comes to football.
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Offline Bob Goodman

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Re: Frustration after a great season
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2018, 02:11:38 PM »
That is my guess as to the motivation behind this. People start talking, then there is fear that the "studs" will leave for another org where they will never leave the field. Mahonz and I saw a little bit of this when we had our huge (30+) rosters where everyone got significant playing time. The sad thing is that I think the "studs" loved having fresh legs for one side of the ball (we did 100% platoons), but some parents don't really care how their kids feel when it comes to football.
Hey, you're preparing them for the next level, where it's all platoons & situation substitution!

Offline Beansko82

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Re: Frustration after a great season
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2018, 06:35:24 PM »
I feel your pain.  Had something very similar happen to me this season.

I get that football maybe the last true meritocracy but that doesnít mean that people can just ignore the kids that didnít show up on your doorstep ready to play.

Youíre doing the right thing.  You know it and everyone on this board knows it.  Donít let them get you down.  Keep doing what youíre doing even if itís with another org.  At the end of the day even if just one player benefits from your coaching youíve done a good thing.

Offline gumby_in_co

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Re: Frustration after a great season
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2018, 11:11:54 PM »
Hey, you're preparing them for the next level, where it's all platoons & situation substitution!

My point is that on a team with over 30 players, our "MPPs" were getting 20-25 per game if they earned it in practice. Whereas, the majority of teams let their MPPs have 8 plays  (league minimum) and quite a few of them ignored the rule and just didn't play them. The parents of a few of the studs didn't like "that kid" taking plays from their boys when in the Fall, those same boys rarely left the field on either side of the ball. Those type of parents often have a way of rubbing elbows with the org leadership so they can peddle influence.
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Re: Frustration after a great season
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2019, 02:19:09 AM »

Few things in coaching are more satisfying than whooping another team's a$$ with "Scrubs" unless you beat the opposition with their "Scrubs!!!"

Congrats on your success coach. Keep doing what your doing,

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Re: Frustration after a great season
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2019, 10:18:04 PM »
I hope you decide to go to the other org and kick their a$$. I had a coach that I coached with last season and we won it all. All season long he raised a fuss that one of the other counties were cheating because of all the talent the had, So the league split the team up. I left because he was doing the same thing. We had a huge influx of players by rule we would have to split so he lied to parents and forced players to quit so we wouldn't split. I'm hoping to have my own team this season in the same org, since they forced the other team to split up (who was our only true competition the season before) the competition in the age group is very poor now.