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  1. I don’t have a problem. The Indy schools play the best football in the state. They should dominate.
    9 points
  2. Coaching youth sports in 2021: God’s work
    8 points
  3. Since we're in a teacher shortage, I'd say that it's not silly to say that it carries over to the coaching side.
    8 points
  4. Confirmation bias has largely replaced critical thinking skills. I know a lot of people want to de-emphasize a college education as not justified based on the return on the investment. But of all the things I learned in college, the skill of being able to think critically is the one most responsible for any success I’ve had. The ability, through social media, to find large groups of people who support pretty much any position, no matter how stupid, and to bring withering criticism to bear on any contrasting viewpoint, stifles honest debate. It makes us, collectively, dumber.
    5 points
  5. This could be one of those rare instances where a kid actually chose a school because he felt it was a good fit for him, as opposed to a training ground for the NFL. Good for him.
    4 points
  6. Class 6A should include only the Top 24 schools in enrollment. This will basically be an All Indy Class with the exception of northern schools Penn, Elkhart, Lake Central, Crown Point, Homestead and Carroll The new 6A would isolate all the near 3000 plus enrollment schools into their own separate class Small current 6a schools like Merrillville, Snider, Jeff, Valpo would be relegated to 5A, significantly strengthening 5A against the growing domination of Cathedral and Roncalli
    4 points
  7. That’s pretty accurate. They are considered a private school whereas Chatard, Ritter, Roncalli and Scecina are Catholic Archdiocese schools (ie. funded in part by and beholden to the Indianapolis Catholic Archdiocese). As to the question above regarding vocational classes, I’m pretty confident that they don’t have “shop” class, etc. but does any single high school have that these days? Serious question. One of my kids took a cooking class at one time I believe. Which leads me to a story. I tried to sign up for a Home Ec class back in the day because I wanted to learn to cook an
    4 points
  8. Reitz High School announced its 2021 football schedule yesterday and will play in what is being called the “EVSC Bubble”. The Panthers will play the other four EVSC schools twice for a total of eight games, but will not play any of their other SIAC rivals, including Mater Dei. “We wanted to keep the kids as safe as possible this fall while still allowing sports to be played,” according to Reitz head coach Cory Brunson. “While we’re disappointed to lose the Mater Dei game, for the safety of the kids, we felt this change should be made for at least the next five years.” 2021 Sched
    4 points
  9. Too bad for Reitz it wasn’t real....probably would’ve improved their record this upcoming year! 😉
    4 points
  10. Happy April Fools Day 🙂 For clarity, Coach Brunson had nothing to do with this, just me renewing the annual tradition! Rudy
    4 points
  11. I teach a Strength and Conditioning class and coach at a Michigan HS.
    4 points
  12. My favorite was a local SW Indiana team won a "National Championship" game by beating a team from the across the river in Kentucky. Sorry, but winning a tournament featuring teams that are all from less than a 2.5 hour drive hardly constitutes a national championship. But they got some really cool Cracker Jack rings.
    4 points
  13. Which would, in effect, make it a participation trophy.
    3 points
  14. New Prairie’s Hunter Whitenack has chosen Illinois. 6’7” 300# and seems like he’s still growing
    3 points
  15. Great post. How can something be sustained when you are hiring a new coach every 2-3 years? TEN coaches in TWENTY years!!!
    3 points
  16. One of my top 5 places I’ve worked a high school game in 40 seasons. Great setting. Great people ... and the only time I’ve ever been actually physically afraid on a football field. In their pregame show, the cadet corps marches onto the field. Right after the national anthem, they have this gigantic horse that gallops down the sideline to whip up the crowd. First time I saw it, I wasn’t expecting it. As I was standing on the sideline I looked up and this horse blew past me at speed, about an arm’s length away. If you’ve never been that close to a 1,000 lb. animal running fast, I don’t recomme
    3 points
  17. I really get tired of the enrollment argument. CG played football for 40 years without a whiff of the state finals. Then we hired Eric Moore who stepped up the entire program. Not the team -- the program. The investment in the CG facilities has been largely/partly forced by the varsity's success. Chicken or the egg, right? But the bottom line is that CG's enrollment is in the bottom half of 6A. We could have whined about it but we instead chose to get better. We joined the MIC when pretty much everybody involved thought we were setting ourselves up to go 0-9 every year. You can'
    3 points
  18. Agreed. That’s how we ended up with the 5A/6A split to start with. And guess what? Those “new” 5A teams STILL couldn’t win their own tailor-made class. Quality 4A teams came to dominate that class which was ripe for the taking. Maybe certain schools just “do” football better at the moment. Honestly, the success of Center Grove against the mega-schools seems to make all these arguments moot.
    3 points
  19. 3 points
  20. “7A” is a solution looking for a problem.
    3 points
  21. If you had been honest and just told them you wanted to meet chicks, they probably would have let you stay. 😀
    3 points
  22. It’s an interesting insight on how the GID works. Particular teams or conferences are the talk of the town ... for a while. Then kids graduate, friends and parents move on. New ones take their place. It’s happened with NLC fans. It happened with the Roncalli crowd. It’s happened with the NIC people. Except, I have a sense that the GID is not replacing those that have moved on at a fast enough rate, with the result being that both the quality and quantity of the discussion and debate have deteriorated in the last couple of years. I would estimate that about 75% of the posts on here come from a
    3 points
  23. Wes-Del High School now has an opening for the Varsity Head football coach. An entire football staff will need to be assembled - there will be a need for up to four assistant coaches. Middle School positions TBD, as well. Wes-Del is a 1A school located in Gaston - a small town outside of Muncie. We are in is newly formed and growing conference called the Mid-Eastern Conference. Candidates wishing to apply need to get in contact with Athletic Director Kye Denney: kdenney@wes-del.org
    3 points
  24. A basic fact confirmed by every study ever done by anyone is that legal gun owners commit violent crimes at an absurdly low rate. It’s almost non-existent. That’s with the laws as they are now, and have been in the past. So, what is the issue driving further restrictions to be applied to those legally possessing firearms, if it’s not simply political pandering? The argument seems to be that legally acquired weapons are somehow finding their way to subsequent owners who acquire them in transactions that do not include background checks and other “safeguards” against guns falling into the h
    3 points
  25. So I am told...... They are waiting on anti-gravity technology. Early adapters.
    3 points
  26. There are probably a few places that still do this, but when I first started working varsity football I was a back judge on a crew that had a game at North Judson. I didn’t notice it (that’s how oblivious I was in those days) before the game, but the local Reserve contingent had a howitzer sitting behind the north end zone. First score of the game for the Bluejays and, much to my surprise, the cannon went off right behind me. I could still get some air in those days, and I got plenty when that thing fired. I think I had to throw away the shorts I was wearing under my knickers.
    3 points
  27. There has always been the “court of public opinion.” It’s just easier to find out what the jurors are thinking these days.
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. I hear that’s all the rage nowadays. 😂
    3 points
  30. Like most problems, this one is multi-faceted. In no particular order, here are some reasons I think coaching shortages are brewing in most places across the country...... #1 Less young males who played HS football entering the teaching ranks #2 More requirements of classroom teachers that make it difficult to coach #3 Coaches frustrated with travel sports based problems, and schools devaluing education based athletics because in part of travel sports leading to sport specialization and lower participation in traditional school based athletics. #4 Coaches feeling like the
    3 points
  31. Travel ball is a tool of the devil... prove me wrong!
    3 points
  32. "It was awesome! We left Wednesday from New Carlisle for Evansville on Wednesday, so we needed 4 nights in a hotel....but it was so worth it to beat Laporte in the semi-finals and South Bend West in the championship!"
    3 points
  33. This is a really good topic and interesting topic. I am a 30 year old public educator and here are my observations. 1. It gets more difficult every year for kids entering college to justify spending $40k on a college degree to make $40k as a starting salary. I don't think a lot of parents are telling their kids: "Hey, I think you'd be a good teacher - you should go do that". 2. Because of point #1 the candidate pool in many subject areas is almost non-existent. Math, Science, Foreign Language Teachers are very limited. And it seems like it is pretty rare to hire a teacher nowa
    3 points
  34. “If the Bears only had a quarterback.” - Every Bears fan in my lifetime
    2 points
  35. This is a slap in the face to the coaches at Tech and schools like it who work darn hard to put a good product on the field yet face an entirely different set of circumstances than Coach Moore does. Heck, the Ben Davis and Warren staffs face entirely different circumstances than Coach Moore. What Coach Moore has done has been remarkable and I don't know how he coaches track AND football. Those are two HUGE sports and he's doing both and succeeding in both. He's a great coach for sure, but the idea that because Tech doesn't have a lot of success that those coaches aren't working hard is r
    2 points
  36. Isn't it cool when all the tailgaters blow there horns and blink the headlights after every score. What a pain in the a$$ ! (no reflection on any particular school)
    2 points
  37. Really like both of these stadiums. I have always liked Tell City's stadium. Middle of town, surrounded by houses, when they are good they have what appears to be parties at the house across the street. Field seems to always have good grass, thick and well maintained. Home stands are big enough and elevated. Good concession stand food. To me it is what small school football in a small town should be about. I love our (North Posey) field and location but there is something to being in the middle of the town.
    2 points
  38. https://nypost.com/2021/04/06/mlb-just-moved-all-star-game-to-a-state-with-tighter-voting-rules/ Major League Baseball has tapped Denver as its replacement All-Star Game site instead of Atlanta — even though Colorado’s voting rules are slightly more restrictive than Georgia’s new ones. Even without the Peach State’s optional two Sundays for early voting, it offers two more such days than the Centennial State. Both ask for photo ID for absentee ballots, while accepting basically the same substitutes. Both ban electioneering activists from handing out free food or drinks. The only
    2 points
  39. I loved that team ... but the best NCAA team ever was Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) and any 4 other guys you could find on the street.
    2 points
  40. Why should the federal government decide that’s the best policy everywhere?
    2 points
  41. The IHSAA needs to hurry up and release the new enrollment figures. Don’t they know I have some sensible sectional alignment predictions to get wrong?
    2 points
  42. “Archie” as a nickname? I suppose it could be worse. It could have been “Jughead.”
    2 points
  43. And THIS thinking is why the Constitution exists. The Constitution is meant to limit the power of the Government.
    2 points
  44. I remember a time where a coach would teach a subject they weren't licensed in order to coach. The most popular subject was special ed. I don't know of one coach who made it more than one year because of all the requirements, especially writing IEP's. If you don't know what you are doing, they can take a long time to finish. During football season, you don't know your Teacher of Record kids, let alone write an IEP for them. Thanks goodness that isn't the trend anymore.
    2 points
  45. There will always be a shortage of good coaches, just like there will always be a shortage of good officials.
    2 points
  46. Well....one Hoosier bball team is making history. Huge props to the Lady Hoosiers for knocking off the number 1 seed in their region, NC State. Keep making history ladies
    2 points
  47. Dewey, Cheatem and Howe, by chance? 🤣
    2 points
  48. New Haven hires Kyle Booher as the next head coach. He has been an assistant in the program for 3 years now.
    2 points
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