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Re: Well Brookwood (the good ole boy network of daddy ball) is

Posted: 2/12/2012 7:34 PM

Re: Well Brookwood (the good ole boy network of daddy ball) is 



aj9494 wrote: So the D1 schools that are recruiting the players know less than the caoches at Brookwood huh? And from your experience? Just what is your experience?

So to be sure I am clear, you are saying that Brookwood should compete for the region title and a State championship this year? I will be sure to follow up with you once the season is in full swing.



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--- mulliganmike wrote:

aj9494

The coaches at Brookwood know what they are doing. Most likely, if a talented player is cut, then one has to ask, "What did the player do for the past two off seasons to endear oneself to the coaching staff?" "Did the player have an attitude problem?" "Did the parents have an attitude problem?" A coach always has to ask oneself, do I really want to be distracted from what the team goal is. Regardless of wins and loses, the chemistry of the team is more important than the selfish wishes of a single player. And, did you not go and talk with the Coaching staff with your concerns? And, why all the public carping? It has always been my experience, that those parents who whine about playing time or an umpire's decision are the same parents of players who are not very good anyway and if they do have talent, then they do not have ability.

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And one more question.................what is your connection to these players?  Private instructor?
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Posted: 2/12/2012 10:54 PM

Re: Well Brookwood (the good ole boy network of daddy ball) is 



aj9494 wrote: So the D1 schools that are recruiting the players know less than the caoches at Brookwood huh? And from your experience? Just what is your experience?

So to be sure I am clear, you are saying that Brookwood should compete for the region title and a State championship this year? I will be sure to follow up with you once the season is in full swing.



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--- mulliganmike wrote:

aj9494

The coaches at Brookwood know what they are doing. Most likely, if a talented player is cut, then one has to ask, "What did the player do for the past two off seasons to endear oneself to the coaching staff?" "Did the player have an attitude problem?" "Did the parents have an attitude problem?" A coach always has to ask oneself, do I really want to be distracted from what the team goal is. Regardless of wins and loses, the chemistry of the team is more important than the selfish wishes of a single player. And, did you not go and talk with the Coaching staff with your concerns? And, why all the public carping? It has always been my experience, that those parents who whine about playing time or an umpire's decision are the same parents of players who are not very good anyway and if they do have talent, then they do not have ability.

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Do you just make stuff up as you go along?

Would you please show us all where in mike's post he says brookwood will compete for a region title and a state championship?  Just as a reminder........your words, "So to be sure I am clear, you are saying that Brookwood should compete for the region title and a State championship this year?"
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Posted: 2/14/2012 3:16 PM

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When I stated 'you don't win rings', I wasn't necessarily talking about Brookwood per se, just that playing daddy ball isn't conducive to winning titles.

And 25 IS (maybe I should say likely will be)a tough number to manage once the dust settles and players' roles become defined (i.e. being a back-up.) Toss the disgruntled parents into that mix and it can be a powder keg. Just my experience and that of some of my coaching friends r/e roster numbers.

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--- aj9494 wrote:

25 players is asking for trouble? So every other school in 5A is asking for trouble huh?

And I was not aware that he had won "rings", as far as I know he only won 1 time a few years back opposed to Parkview who seem to be more objective and have won "rings".

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--- DickDasturdly wrote:

Former head coach here...

Keeping 25 players is asking for trouble. More whining about playing time and more parents to navigate through during a hectic season.
I coached with Rick Howard years ago. I doubt he is playing 'daddy ball'. Hey, you don't win rings playing 'daddy ball'...



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--- aj9494 wrote:

Well I do not see why players who proved themselves in 9th grade and JV would be cut and not get a chance to play varsity. Also I do not see the justification of a 16 man roster when most other schools carry around 25.

Me personally, if I am keeping the good ole boy network kids that struck out every time they bat during tryouts on the team then I would keep the other kids that at least hit a ball at at the tryout.

Certain people like the coach Brookwood seems to think that he is in a position of power instead of just being a teacher that coaches baseball.



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--- anotherview81 wrote:

The 3B, the skinny kid, the 9th and 10th graders who were cut. It appears you disagree with the coach's selections. Who would you have cut or kept?

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Posted: 2/14/2012 4:50 PM

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aj9494

Nobody said anything about how the season will turn out. And, here is some good news for you. My son played at Brookwood from 2006-2009 and he was a pretty decent ballplayer who worked his tail off to be a good teammate. And his buddies on those teams were great friends too. The Parents stayed out of the coaches way and our kids way too and I have news for you. I don't know you and I am glad that I don't know you. Baseball scholarships are divided up. Unless your kid is throwing the ball 90+ mph and is a stud, then your kid is getting partial money. Div II gives less aid. I know. Maybe your kid can go to one of those Perfect Game Tourneys, shoot, that's where all of our kids got some attention. HS ball was just extra. If your kid is so great a player, DIV I schools will be all over them, so whats the deal with playing high school ball?
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Posted: 2/14/2012 5:57 PM

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I agree with most of what you just said.

My point of the post is that if you choose to coach a sport in a high school just be objective about it, there is enough politics out on the travel circuit to deal with a kid should not have to deal with it in high school too.

And you are right, fortunately in baseball and basketball the summer tournament circuit will get you seen so there is really no loss by not playing in high school.

All I am saying is give everyone an equal chance to play high school sports and leave the politics out of it.

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--- mulliganmike wrote:

aj9494

Nobody said anything about how the season will turn out. And, here is some good news for you. My son played at Brookwood from 2006-2009 and he was a pretty decent ballplayer who worked his tail off to be a good teammate. And his buddies on those teams were great friends too. The Parents stayed out of the coaches way and our kids way too and I have news for you. I don't know you and I am glad that I don't know you. Baseball scholarships are divided up. Unless your kid is throwing the ball 90+ mph and is a stud, then your kid is getting partial money. Div II gives less aid. I know. Maybe your kid can go to one of those Perfect Game Tourneys, shoot, that's where all of our kids got some attention. HS ball was just extra. If your kid is so great a player, DIV I schools will be all over them, so whats the deal with playing high school ball?

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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:26 AM

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Oh by the way, I am glad I do not know you as well, I am not a good ole boy so I am sure we would not be in the same circles to know each other. Good for you and your son that he played there.

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--- aj9494 wrote:

I agree with most of what you just said.

My point of the post is that if you choose to coach a sport in a high school just be objective about it, there is enough politics out on the travel circuit to deal with a kid should not have to deal with it in high school too.

And you are right, fortunately in baseball and basketball the summer tournament circuit will get you seen so there is really no loss by not playing in high school.

All I am saying is give everyone an equal chance to play high school sports and leave the politics out of it.

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--- mulliganmike wrote:

aj9494

Nobody said anything about how the season will turn out. And, here is some good news for you. My son played at Brookwood from 2006-2009 and he was a pretty decent ballplayer who worked his tail off to be a good teammate. And his buddies on those teams were great friends too. The Parents stayed out of the coaches way and our kids way too and I have news for you. I don't know you and I am glad that I don't know you. Baseball scholarships are divided up. Unless your kid is throwing the ball 90+ mph and is a stud, then your kid is getting partial money. Div II gives less aid. I know. Maybe your kid can go to one of those Perfect Game Tourneys, shoot, that's where all of our kids got some attention. HS ball was just extra. If your kid is so great a player, DIV I schools will be all over them, so whats the deal with playing high school ball?

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Posted: 2/16/2012 1:24 PM

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I appreciate your honesty, I really never had to deal with the politics of travel ball, nor with the high school. The good ole boy network that you suggest that I belong to, never did exist in my life nor my kid's life, people that know me, do know that I definitely don't kiss up and I would really be dissappointed in myself if I had to sell a piece of my soul for anything in this world. I taught my son how to throw correctly,the mechanics are very important for a pitcher and I have seen too many poor instructors, and he went after pitching because he loved the game and the pressure of pitching late in the game when everything is on the line. I was a four year all-american in soccer and was part of many national championship teams and represented the United States of America. He did not discover this stuff out until he was 12. He played soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, flag football and was pretty good in all of them, he just loved baseball more. I played basketball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, baseball, and football growing up and really enjoyed cross country. My spiritual life was more important than anything and then my academic life. Sports was just something extra. That was always my approach with my son and with the other parents who had kids on our teams throughout the years. Sportsmanship and respect was the basis of our teams. The same happened on the high school level. All of the parents get together and watch some of our kids still play and we really appreciate the solid backgrounds that our kids have, we just laugh and have fun. Maybe we did not have to deal with politics because our kids eagerly did more than what was expected. I don't know. Not to say that there might have been some politics involved in your situation. I do not know. Just, go and talk with the coaching staff. They will listen.
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Posted: 3/3/2012 4:19 PM

Sounds like you've been truly blessed! 


And if you do not realize it, you are definitely in the minority!
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Posted: 3/4/2012 12:16 AM

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leftymann wrote: And if you do not realize it, you are definitely in the minority!

Who is in the minority and why?
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