Posted: 7/27/2008 4:09 PM
Last edited 7/27/2008 6:17 PM by moondog
Posted: 7/27/2008 5:18 PM
Posted: 7/28/2008 12:48 AM
Last edited 7/28/2008 12:50 AM by CoachBigShow
Posted: 7/28/2008 12:20 PM
CoachBigShow wrote: Kids start playing Tackle football here in Florida at 5 Years Old. I think that it is a good idea to introduce kids to the sport at this age as long as the focus in on the two F's (Fundamentals & Fun).Also, the score is not kept & the players must play either offense or defense. This eliminates kids not getting enough playing time as all of the players are starters.
In our league a player has to play 6 plays per half.
Fun is, of course, what makes it "a game"...
Posted: 7/28/2008 10:33 PM
Last edited 7/28/2008 10:34 PM by CoachBigShow
Posted: 7/29/2008 11:24 AM
CoachBigShow wrote: 6 plays a game is not enough IMO for youth football, especially at the instructional levels. I think our youth leagues are way ahead of you guys on this one as all kids are starters on either offense or defense. This accelerates their development as they are playing the entire game not 6 plays,which im sure infuriates alot of parents after kicking out at least $ 100 PLUS FOR REGISTRATION TO WATCH THEIR KIDS ONLY RECEIVE 6 PLAYS. I would imagine that alot kids lose interest in football when they practice all week and get such limited playing time. Also, when a youth football coach has to play a kid an entire game he tends to spend more time coaching that kid as he will have to count on him during the entire game. Just my opinion.
Posted: 7/29/2008 1:54 PM
Last edited 7/29/2008 1:55 PM by CoachBigShow
Posted: 7/30/2008 7:58 AM
AKA Former Owl Dad....Liberty Bowl or Bust
Posted: 7/30/2008 9:19 AM
Last edited 7/30/2008 9:36 AM by CoachBigShow
Posted: 7/30/2008 1:02 PM
CoachBigShow wrote: I agree with you completely pigskin. Our 2000, 13 & 14 year old team went 14-1 an had 5 division 1 players and 2 division II players on it. Not many high schools in our area can match that or the alumni we have had come through our program. We get alot of talent and our alumni list is very impressive. It makes me feel proud that all I have to do is pick up the phone and many of these young men willing help me put on a youth football clinic. However, it is also very depressing when you get a phone call that one of your former players was either murdered, arrested for selling drugs, shot and killed someone, involved in a car jacking, or high speed chase. I had a qb last year that just got arrested for throwing firecrackers into a car on the 4th of July that severely burned a 2 & 4 year. He is in custody and is now facing 25 years. My former qb & rb in 2005 were arrested and charged with the murder of Sean Taylor in Miami and are facing life in prison. Just last week the running back I coached in high school this past year that signed with Alcorn State was killed in a car accident after being on campus as incoming freshman for only two weeks.The emotional highs and lows resemble a roller coaster that is very difficult to ride at times.
Posted: 7/30/2008 4:57 PM
Posted: 7/30/2008 8:52 PM
CBS - we couldn't be from more different situations, yet in the end some kids make poor decisions that have a very high price. I made some horrible decisions and made it out okay - God's will I guess. With that in mind I really tried to help influence young men through fairness and discipline. It doesn't always work.
People are people and football players are developed and not born. Thanks for making a difference. Someone has to invest some time into the young people - particularly those without a father figure. Love hard, live hard, and play hard.Owlmommy, you cookin up some home grub so that I can get my insider info?? Thanks for the comments and contribution - it amazes me in how different the various states are in regards to youth football.
Posted: 7/31/2008 12:03 AM
I am working on some secret recipes hopefully, they will work. But what I think is juicy inside info may not be to you hardcore football fanatics. I will keep my ears open Friday at the parents meeting and try to find something worthy to report.Owlmommy
Posted: 5/5/2009 10:25 PM
Last edited 5/5/2009 10:47 PM by sportsdaddy