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      Head Coach Openings 2017   10/17/2016

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      The server files for the forum were lost early in the morning 26,July 2017.   I restored the forum but using a fresh install of the forum software but we lost all of the images stored on the server. The way I see it... no big deal as it gives us a fresh start.   Over the next couple days I will restore the images I have saved for the forum. but I do not have everyone personal image. You can easily restore that yourself. Any pictures shared in a post that were stored here are also gone... again a fresh start of no clutter.    I just wanted to let you know what was going on. This will display until 1, Sept 2017.


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  1. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    The evidence is becoming overwhelming. As I've stated many times, my DD played college Softball, she had two D1 Softball coaches go watch her play basketball, one multiple times. Having been a HC and dealing with the recruiting process with several kids, I can verify a recurring theme from college coaches. They want athletes, they want competitors. They can't coach those things. Coaching women, I never paid that much attention to men. This is purely my observation and my opinion, I have no data to back up an of this. When I watched specialist come thru, they seemed to be about as good as they were going to get when they were freshman. Obviously they might grow a little and mature, but skill wise I didn't see much development after their freshman year. Conversely I felt like multi-sport athletes continued to grow and develop as they got older, to the point where they were probably better skill wise than specialist by the time they were seniors. How many specialist burned out or not even playing by the time they get to high school or fizzle out by the time they get to be juniors or seniors? We all know there are a lot of MS can't miss phenoms, who never see the field/court in high school.
  2. Why Is There A Shortage Of High School Officials

    Here's a little glimpse into our local situation: V game where ever Friday night, this week we're 2 1/2 hours from home. Saturday morning Frosh/JV DH starting at 10:00am Youth league is wanting to start at 3:00, four games scheduled every 1:15. Here's the long and short of it: I stand to make 360 bucks by the time I leave Saturday night. My time is basically tied up from 2:45 Friday afternoon to 8:00 Saturday night. But me, my bionic hip and back are going to be shot for not only Saturday night, but I'm most likely going to spend the better part of Sunday morning convalescing. Then of course on Sunday I have to be 25 miles away at 6:00 for an association meeting. This is basically my life for the next six weeks, who wants it, because I certainly don't and while it's never been about the money, 360 dollars doesn't even come close to covering my time.
  3. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    I saw the kid play Football as an 8th grader, he was an athlete. He clearly matured quicker than the other kids, so you have to take then into account. Comes from pretty good stock, his sister is a D1 BB player. I hate to see kids specialize, I hope it works out for him.
  4. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    Hard to say, I saw him in the 8th grade, he was a man among boys. Clearly matured fast.
  5. Why Is There A Shortage Of High School Officials

    So what happens? Postpone to Saturday?
  6. Why Is There A Shortage Of High School Officials

    Two schools looking for officials for this Friday.
  7. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    Dude seriously when you're in a hole quit digging. At this stage of the game "most" people in this thread have seen "their" team. Its way too early to start with predictions.
  8. What's your numbers?

    Oddly enough, walking off the field last night, I was asked by a board member if I could attend Monday's meeting. And playing into the gist of the thread can not attend due to an MS Football DH. We had a new illegal blindside block last night. It was the classic crack back and the DE got blown up. We threw the flag and used it for a teachable moment. Only to hear the "put a dress on him" comment. No one is more old school than me, but we have to evolve, if we don't make these changes, we're not going to have the game.
  9. New Turf In 2017?

    A good place to start is here: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/pest_use_at_school.html I can get you hooked up with IDEM as well if you're still interested. My main point with my rely to MuleDriver is even though the contract to maintain the fields may seem outrageous to the lay person, there are factors other than the cost of fertilizer and labor driving that cost. I didn't mean to hijack the thread. We were at Silver Creek last night, what a beautiful well maintained Bermuda field.

    Good luck to all the teams tonight, stay safe and stay healthy for when it really matters.
  11. New Turf In 2017?

    Government regulations. I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.
  12. New Turf In 2017?

    That's the problem, if you fertilize on school property. Leave the spreader in the shed and you're golden.
  13. Most iconic HS helmet decal

    Bush league psychout stuff....laughable man....HA!
  14. New Turf In 2017?

    You might want to check into the training, licensing, and paperwork involved before you jump into your own Football Field Maintenance business. You also may want to check into IDEM requirements for handling, storage, transportation, and disposal of the chemicals you'll be using as well. At least on the hazmat side of things, there's some fairly detailed reporting that you need to taken care of. Make sure any vehicles you have are under CDL or that opens another can of worms, those hazmat placards are like a bullseye for the DOT.
  15. Most iconic HS helmet decal

    When I was coaching I gave seniors wide latitude when it came to picking stuff out. But I did have this conversation more than once: Senior: This year can we have (insert hip trendy color of the day here) cleats this year? Me: No Senior: Why? Me: Because as long as I am HC we will wear black cleats. My own daughter revolted, she wore white on white cleats her last three years in college. Hideous!
  16. What's your numbers?

    I don't have a formal seat on the board, but they do listen to my input. Also at the end of each year I send them a list of what we see from our end. Early on we literally made changes on the fly to make things better. This year I have been included on discussions pertaining to changes being made. I've been really pleased with how the league has progressed in a short period of time. This is in stark contrast to some of the other leagues around where it's literally like the wild west. Knucklehead coaches running leagues with one goal, how can my team win the league. It's truly awful, it's not good for the development of the kids playing, and it's not good for the game in general.
  17. What's your numbers?

    ^^^THIS^^^ When Seymour started their youth program, their coaches go thru a training program, and I am allowed a time slot to talk to them about officiating. It's been good. I think the coaches get a better understanding of officiating and realize we're all there for the same reason.
  18. What's your numbers?

    Youth leagues are the worst. You have the most unskilled players, most unskilled coaches, and parents that haven't figured it out yet. This is also the place where the new officials cut their teeth, Football is a very testosterone laden sport, it's not the best situation.
  19. What's your numbers?

    Agreed, it's already here in many areas. I'm not going lie, at 52, I'm tired of working seven days/nights a week. I love doing it, but I have other interests in my life as well. Some schools in our area have gone to JV/Frosh DH's at one location on Saturdays to combat the situation. If East, North, and Seymour are all at home on Saturday, we need 20 officials to cover everything on Saturday mornings between HS, PAAL, and Seymour youth. That doesn't include Bantam League. When you rolled in about 1:30ish in the morning after your varsity game, you love that 6:30 wake up for PAAL.
  20. What's your numbers?

    Given the situation we've seen this year with schools looking for crews, how long before we start seeing Friday/Saturday games? Bidding wars much like we see now in frosh/JV Baseball? I got an email last year on a Thursday looking for officials for a Saturday JV game, they would pay 150 plus mileage.
  21. "football and school don't go together"

    IU's former Softball coach flat told kids, if you're in a major that requires clinicals, you won't play Softball at IU. Daughter graduated from Marian with a good chunk of her teammates being Nursing majors, they miss practices, they're occasionally late for games, but school does come first.
  22. What's your numbers?

    Our numbers are very stable, 5 again this year
  23. Or....dare I ask it.....Soccer? http://abcnews.go.com/Health/reported-concussions-youth-soccer-soar-1600-percent-25/story?id=42030150 I would tend to agree with one of the questions posed in this article, is the fact that concussions actually rising or are they now just being recognized? My guess is we just don't have the data to answer that question. Nor do we have a decent sample size of dead soccer guys donating their brains to science.
  24. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    Get a hold of whoever Madison's week 7 opponent is. Typically Madison is cancelling lower level games that late in the season.
  25. That is possible in Indiana, but only one team per school can participate in the tournament. We were at Carmel on a senior night a few years back and the other team was asking for a running clock at halftime. Coach Wright declined stating he was going to get all the seniors in that didn't get to play.