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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2015, 01:18:38 PM »
A group effort without a goal that can be measured is basically just one version or another of brunch.

Now I want chicken and waffles...
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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2015, 01:22:37 PM »
Sea

It seems that you should simply control what you can control and not worry about the politics.

The only thing that will change the culture is to win. I'd start there.

A t-shirt or a missed practice isn't going to impact what you are doing internally...unless of course your Prez starts messing with that too. You can always add "Together" to your lot of t-shirts.

"Its not about winning" is a marketing ploy. Its the PC thing to say to all of the Parents that believe if you pay, you will play.

Then once you get your roster you change that to if you show effort, you will play.

Its really no big deal. Administrators think they have to become the masters of BS because they have to "speak" to everyone equally....like a politician.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 01:24:12 PM by mahonz »
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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2015, 02:22:48 PM »
Our team is just fine! We are 2-0 and our guys are getting better everyday! We have a great group of kids and they compete like crazy almost every day in practice. The t-shirt and cancelled practice policy (IMO) is just an example of why I think these guys don't get it. I wouldn't have as big of an issue with the cancelled practice if we hadn't ALREADY LOST 6 PRACTICES due to wildfires. It feels like a built in excuse for sucking...again!

The leadership of this org claimed to want to change the direction of the org and asked for my help.

I think what they really want is the results in isolation of the process. Most people would like to be in shape and look like an athlete. There are only a small percentage of us willing to commit to the process. If you are OK with mediocrity... fine with me. But when you say you want something more than mediocrity, you might start with doing a few things differently, that might include being a little uncomfortable at times.

You shouldn't complain about your kid's being soft and follow that up by saying we cancel practice at the first sign of uncomfortable weather. It's whiney coaches and administrators that don't like a drizzly practice....my guys just want to get better. Cancel yours if you want but don't cancel mine.




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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2015, 02:28:24 PM »
The leadership of this org claimed to want to change the direction of the org and asked for my help.

Nobody wants a Yes-Man except, you know, at this very moment.

And a lot of people want different outputs but don't want to do anything crazy like changing the inputs.
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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2015, 02:37:52 PM »
Cancel for rain.... We wouldn't have many practices in October or November, that's for sure.

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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2015, 02:52:47 PM »
Brad,

      I believe your weather and ours is very similar. I am an hour and a half south of the Canadian border and our town sits at about 3,000 feet of elevation.

Last year we had mid 40's and rain for almost all of 2 weeks of the playoffs. It was pretty darn miserable.

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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2015, 03:18:18 PM »


The leadership of this org claimed to want to change the direction of the org and asked for my help.



Sea

Then get on the Board.
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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2015, 04:12:13 PM »
Sea

Then get on the Board.

I may not have a choice. That will be a decision for after the season.

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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2015, 04:17:14 PM »
I may not have a choice. That will be a decision for after the season.

...then you can make some hay.
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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2015, 09:01:36 PM »
My question to you guys was a little rhetorical but this dude was DEAD serious and made me feel like I was the crazy one.
Reminds me of my friends who:

(1) (a) aren't into sports at all, or
      (b) think sports exist only in TV-land,
and
(2) don't have children.

Various of them have said to me, well of course they should cancel when it rains.  "But children love to play in the rain!"  Yes, but their parents shouldn't let them.

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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2015, 10:25:01 PM »
I still don't know what is in all these peoples rain that is making kids sick. If rain is making someone sick you need to stay away from the rain at all cost because it's friggin toxic. Maybe you are in the middle of a chemical warfare attack. Rain does not make people sick. It just flat out does not. Remember what rain is made of? Water!
« Last Edit: September 16, 2015, 11:27:31 AM by PSLCOACHROB »

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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2015, 11:17:18 AM »
Staying in wet clothes doesn't either.  Jeez, people, bacteria and viruses make you sick, nothing else!!! MAYBE you could argue that being wet and miserable lowers your resistance to such viruses...maybe.  Doubt it, but I don't know.

We will cancel practice if it's raining hard.  We play on turf but practice on a grass field, so it's not like we'll be playing in exactly those conditions.  If it's drizzling, we go.


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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2015, 12:04:10 PM »
We practice in rain, just not lightning... which usually accompanies rain in Oklahoma.  Kids love to practice in rain!  It's fun!  It becomes not so fun if it is cold. 

Rain does not cause kids to be sick.  However, cold rain can cause hypothermia.  But so does cold weather.  So, keep an eye on them in those situations. 

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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2015, 12:42:57 PM »
Staying in wet clothes doesn't either.  Jeez, people, bacteria and viruses make you sick, nothing else!!! MAYBE you could argue that being wet and miserable lowers your resistance to such viruses...maybe.  Doubt it, but I don't know.


I disagree. When the body becomes cold, it shuts off the flow of blood to the extremities (of which the nose is one) to keep the organs warm as a defense against hypothermia, which limits the availability of white blood cells (the body's primary means of fighting infection) in the blood vessels of the nose, thus making one more susceptible to the germs that are already all around us. The science on this is at least a decade old.

Not to mention, here in California, rain happens during late fall and winter. We don't typically have warm rain, like you might in the summer in the south or midwest, so the chilling effect of being wet as your body begins to cool after practice is that much more pronounced.

Here's a link to an article on the research I mentioned above:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/11/14/cold.chill/index.html

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Re: Practice Rain Outs?
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2015, 01:31:09 PM »
First - I acknowledged that could be the case around impacting your immune system. But frankly that article was a joke from a science perspective, and a huge stretch to then apply that to kids practicing football in the rain. 

That said, maybe there's other stuff out there that proves it, which I'm open to. I've never heard that, which is why I doubted it, but hey, learn something new every day.  Just not from that article.