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      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romaine Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Trent Fine Hired Evansville Central:  Andy Owens Troy Burgess Hired River Forest: Austen Robison  Joe O'Connell Hired Shelbyville:  Pat Parks Mike Clevenger Hired from Clinton Prairie Rushville:  Scott McMurray  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer John Edge Hired  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer  Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara  Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Wes Gillman Hired Hobart:  Ryan Turley  Craig Osika Promoted Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Clarksville:  Joby Turner New Haven  Jim Rowland  Jimmy Linn Promoted  S.B. Clay:  Will Porter Garrett Fields Hired Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Neil Kazmierczak Mike Kirschner Hired Central Noble  Greg Moe  Trevor Tipton Promoted  Clinton Prairie:  Mike Clevenger  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street Knightstown:  Kevin Miller  Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Kokomo:  Brett Colby  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones Elwood:  Joe Kwisz


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  1. Well at least the tennis courts are playable. Lord, I apologize for that.
  2. Competitive Drills

    We kind of temper it based on the kid. Some kids can handle it without any problem, while others might get down on themselves. For the kids that might get down on themselves, we ask them to "self evaluate." It might be something like, "You were winning that battle, but then what did you forget to do?" And the kid will often know or at least guess somewhere in the right ballpark ... "I forgot to keep my legs moving" or "Instead of short, choppy steps I tried to do long strides" or "I didn't get out low enough." We will sometimes word it differently ... instead of saying something like, "What did Jimmy do wrong?" we might word it as "How could Jimmy have done better?" ... or "What's one thing that Jimmy did well and how could he get better?" It takes a bit more to read the kids, but different kids respond differently and that ability to click with a kid is often worth figuring out what motivates him/her.
  3. Competitive Drills

    We do chute drills for competition with the kids. We also do some team relay drills for handoffs too. I like those ideas of having the kids call out their peers on technique, stance, etc. We do that with the chute drills and often ask "Why did Player X win that matchup even though he's smaller than Player Y?" Hearing the kids talk about things like good stances lead to being the first one off the ball or getting low and under the pads or kept the feet moving or he just had more heart are so much more effective than them listening to me saying it. I hope more folks weigh in as I'm getting some good ideas to try to make practice much more exciting for the kids.
  4. Wish the same thing could be said about young kids. My oldest son is soon to be twelve and has been outside playing hard with his friends. He gets inside and that "boy smell" is quite pronounced when he "thaws out." I'm quite dreading his high school sports years. May just have to burn the house and move.
  5. LCC has a new coach

    Great! Glad to have Coach Nay on board. Looking forward to seeing him take the reins at LCC.
  6. I think you are right here. I am starting to see insurance companies come in and offer "sports policies" to families of youth players and, like you said, the fact that these guys tend to be pretty savvy, leads me to believe that they are riding the wave of concern as opposed to actual need. As they discuss the policies, it turns out that the policies cover kids not just for sports injuries but for ANY injury whether at the school during recess, at home riding the bike, or on the field AND also covers the family too. This would say to me that this is less about "football" insurance as there's now a new way to drive some additional product sales off of a wave of concern.
  7. Not just lower tech equipment, but also bad technique. When I played junior high ball in Texas, we had a coach who was pretty gung ho about demonstrating the "proper" technique for making tackles. His technique was driving your facemask right into the bottom part of the sternum while lock-grasping the thighs and squeezing to lift the legs. He would demonstrate this on the players at full speed at the start of the season without a helmet which eventually, around the second/third day of practice, led to him splitting open his nose at the bridge and bleeding all over whomever he was demonstrating on. As might be expected, there was plenty of "bell ringing" that happened with that bad technique for tacklers. My dad, who had played ball in the 50s, told me that I needed to get my head out of the tackle regardless of what the coach said.
  8. Ah yes, it's a lot like "Star Trek: The Next Generation". In many ways it's superior but will never be as recognized as the original. - Wayne Campbell
  9. 5A/6A Jeff, in Lafayette School Corp, only has the single junior high, Tecumseh, which is 7th/8th grade and one intermediate school, Sunnyside, which is 5th/6th. On the other side of the area, 5A McCutcheon and 5A Harrison, both in Tippecanoe School Corp, each have three middle schools, grades 6th-8th, that feed into them.
  10. Here's one that pretty traditionalist from 30+ years ago and has, as head coaches Ditka and Stallings.
  11. Fake Kneeldown

    Does this fall into that category of intentionally deceptive plays, assuming the QB tells the ref that they are taking a knee? The whole idea of TELLING the ref you are taking a knee seems to be to avoid the kind of unnecessary injuries that come in at the end of the game/half.
  12. I think Thieneman also has a younger brother who also went to Guerin who plays for Purdue too ... I think he plays safety as well.
  13. When I played ball back in the 70s, I recall that our warmups had six neck-focus exercises ... rolls to the left and right for general loosening and then forward neck rocks, back neck rocks, and left-side/right-side resistance against a teammates knee for strengthening. Don't see that much attention paid to necks like back then except for the neck rolls for stretching.
  14. Merry Christmas

    Play this scene for my kids every Christmas when they come down the stairs and before they open gifts. The oldest is now 19 and she still looks forward to this scene to kick off Christmas morning. May peace be with all at this time of the year and in the next.