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Offline Bob Goodman

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2016, 02:06:07 AM »
A few yrs. ago the Chief (club founder & now prez emeritus), Jay Demers, announced that one of our players had just turned pro.  I don't remember who or what NFL team.  Jay said we've had a few over the years the Warrior Football Club had been in existence.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2016, 08:58:20 AM »
A different tangent-

How many DI kids have you had on the same team?

My next to last year of youth football on our team:

Dave Rimington- NU Hall of Fame- 2 time Outland winner- NFL round 1 pick
Bryan Skradis- 4 year letterman- 3 year starter- LB at Iowa
Mark Schelleen- 2 year starter at FB for Nebraska- Played in NFL for 2 years

We were pretty good  ;D
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2016, 09:26:29 AM »
I used to track this more closely. Coaching for 15 years and we had about 60 kids go on to play college football somewhere.

We had 12 D1 kids (when you include FCS). Many to different schools. Ohio, Tulsa, Tulane, Eastern Michigan, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State are the ones i remember off the top of my head. Many others to D2, NAIA, D3. Some D1 baseball.

It was fun to track where all these kids went. I had others that i swore would be D1 players that fizzled out. Kids sometimes make bad decisions in high school that supersede their talent.


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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2016, 12:55:01 PM »
I think we have only had one on a team at a time. And he played for us for 3 years. He wasn't even the most talented kid we had. The advantage he had was his parents who were just great people and the high school he went to, he had well above average coaching. The others with more talent either had grade/SAT score issues in hs or size not being consistent with the D1 profile.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2016, 10:42:05 AM »
One of our kids from PW will be a Sophomore in HS this year but already has offers from FSU, Florida, Ohio State, Alabama and a slew of others.   I think he is the #2 running back prospect for class of 18.

We love to use him as an example of work and dedication because he was a lineman his first couple years in PW.  He worked hard to get to run the ball and hasn't stopped.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2016, 11:39:40 AM »
One of our kids from PW will be a Sophomore in HS this year but already has offers from FSU, Florida, Ohio State, Alabama and a slew of others.   I think he is the #2 running back prospect for class of 18.

We love to use him as an example of work and dedication because he was a lineman his first couple years in PW.  He worked hard to get to run the ball and hasn't stopped.
Nice,
this should be posted in another thread about letting kids run the ball just to be nice or fun
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2016, 12:28:49 PM »
Nice,
this should be posted in another thread about letting kids run the ball just to be nice or fun
So the lesson here is if you try really hard on the oline you can become a running back?

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2016, 01:58:19 PM »
No
Its if you try really hard and do as the coach needs you he will always put the needs of the team above your own and put you where you can help the team.
And just because you are put somewhere in youth ball doesn't mean you're pigeon holed into playing it for the rest of your life.
So many kids and parents think that if you as a youth coach put them on the line its like slapping them in the face and they will be stuck there for the rest of their football lives.
My son was mostly our blocking FB and DE and got rare touches of the ball. I never had him at QB and once he hit Jr High, he was named the starting QB for his Junior high and HS junior and senior year and is now going to a D1 college as a QB.

I use him to let parents and kids know that no matter where I put you, you decide where you play
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2016, 02:08:32 PM »
I always stress that where they play in youth ball will often not be where they play later but they play where the team needs them to at all levels. Unfortunately, some hs coaches just stick kids where youth coaches played them. I get the idea of getting them to work hard so they can achieve what they want but I also don't like to promote the idea that the oline is not a place that is fun to play and valuable to the team. It is a delicate balance with some of the oline kids. We always tried to make sure that some of them are athletic enough to play other positions. It can be a hard sell. We tried to reward the oline with a bunch of defensive play which creates its own problems when needing to make an adjustment.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2016, 03:34:29 PM »
We tried to reward the oline with a bunch of defensive play which
I don't like the word reward as it sounds like their being punished on the O line but I get ya.
I do switch O and D lines during games in hand as they are wanting to see how the "other half" lives. O line loves just being able to attack the QB and the D line realizes how tough it is to play O line.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2016, 03:57:22 PM »
A different tangent-

How many DI kids have you had on the same team?

My next to last year of youth football on our team:

Dave Rimington- NU Hall of Fame- 2 time Outland winner- NFL round 1 pick
Bryan Skradis- 4 year letterman- 3 year starter- LB at Iowa
Mark Schelleen- 2 year starter at FB for Nebraska- Played in NFL for 2 years

We were pretty good  ;D

The most we had was 3. A DB that went to Ohio, a OL that went to Tulsa, and we had a 7th grader who was backup QB, that went on to be a 4-star kid that went on to sign with Alabama. I still get made fun of that he was a backup, but at that point, it was the right call.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2016, 07:57:58 AM »
I don't like the word reward as it sounds like their being punished on the O line but I get ya.
I do switch O and D lines during games in hand as they are wanting to see how the "other half" lives. O line loves just being able to attack the QB and the D line realizes how tough it is to play O line.
I don't actually use the word with the kids but I know if they work hard on the line they are getting defensive time. Often, one or two of our oline will start on the dline anyway. We package on defense also so kids can get plays.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2016, 08:47:33 AM »
No
Its if you try really hard and do as the coach needs you he will always put the needs of the team above your own and put you where you can help the team.
And just because you are put somewhere in youth ball doesn't mean you're pigeon holed into playing it for the rest of your life.
So many kids and parents think that if you as a youth coach put them on the line its like slapping them in the face and they will be stuck there for the rest of their football lives.
My son was mostly our blocking FB and DE and got rare touches of the ball. I never had him at QB and once he hit Jr High, he was named the starting QB for his Junior high and HS junior and senior year and is now going to a D1 college as a QB.

I use him to let parents and kids know that no matter where I put you, you decide where you play

Why should you pigeon hole a kid the hole season then? 

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2016, 09:07:11 AM »
I've coached now for 12 seasons...
- I think close to 8 div 1 scholarships all lacrosse
- close to the same amount of  in div 1aa football
- hand full of div 2 football

We aren't in a very great recruiting area... unless you win states very few div 1 teams come through unless you eclipse a stat
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2016, 04:01:21 PM »
Just thought I would share this here. Couldn't be happier for this young man and his family. His little brother was on my team last year and his Mom was our Team Mom. Humble, smart and well rounded kids. This is well deserved.

http://m.ndinsider.com/recruiting/wr-jordan-pouncey-finds-new-home-at-notre-dame/article_98721a72-366d-11e6-ab7b-1373d8bdb707.html?mode=jqm
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