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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2018, 04:21:03 PM »
they take everything you say literally. If you tell them to do something, they will do literally that, no interpretation.

Which makes them such a great age group to coach.  I wish every age group was like that.

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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2018, 04:43:46 PM »
Which makes them such a great age group to coach.  I wish every age group was like that.

--Dave
Like i said im very excited about this as i been at 8th grade at least 12 of 17 years maybe more . Seems like a breath of fresh air at this point as i can establish a culture and an identity over the course of a rotation I cant wait.
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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2018, 01:24:25 PM »
Tito - you brought that team a LONG way from where you started in August. Great work!

Selfishly sad that you're moving down to the younger group bc I'd love to continue our series in BK next year but I am sure you will do very well.
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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2018, 07:24:55 AM »
Tito - you brought that team a LONG way from where you started in August. Great work!

Selfishly sad that you're moving down to the younger group bc I'd love to continue our series in BK next year but I am sure you will do very well.
I'm pretty sure i can talk to that group next year and figure something out to keep it going ....
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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2018, 09:45:08 AM »
Congratulations on your season Coach. I think you are going to love this age group. It may take some adjustment, but well worth it.
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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2018, 10:11:11 AM »
And Yes because everyone still asks we will be running Full Hybrid Wing attack starting with the Buck Sweep....
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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2018, 10:42:05 AM »
Like i said im very excited about this as i been at 8th grade at least 12 of 17 years maybe more . Seems like a breath of fresh air at this point as i can establish a culture and an identity over the course of a rotation I cant wait.

Wow, this is certainly an attitude-turnaround!  I remember how frustrated you were when you called me during the season.  I'm glad you got it running!

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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2018, 11:07:57 AM »
Wow, this is certainly an attitude-turnaround!  I remember how frustrated you were when you called me during the season.  I'm glad you got it running!

--Dave
Yeah bro it took longer then i'm accustomed too but had to realize there was a reason why they only won 2 games in 6 years and it wasn't them . I had to find what they were good at and force that on people. That whole process took some time as we had to go all those emotions early. When i found it we went on a 5 game run were we putting up 35 a game and giving up about 12. Which was light years different than early on. I learned more this year  about Coaching than the 16 years prior and i am gonna get into it on this thread . But i would a day or two to really replay this season to make sure i touch on the do's and dont's about coaching a team that has no speed, no home run hitters, no killer instinct, no confidence, and no belief in themselves. But bye week 6 we would walk into enemy territory like we owned the joint and hang 30 plus on folks. It was something i couldn't believe that was happening until i saw the kids interaction with eachother and the growth the organization witnessed when you would pads popping  on every play down the stretch.
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Re: Meriden Raiders 8th grade (2018)
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2018, 11:35:53 AM »
there was a reason why they only won 2 games in 6 years and it wasn't them

--Bingo.

I learned more this year about Coaching than the 16 years prior and i am gonna get into it on this thread

--The struggle forces us to improve.

But bye week 6 we would walk into enemy territory like we owned the joint

--Gotta have the swagger.

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