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  1. I would love to pivot to waiting until Basketball to get restictions to competition days like football coaches assocation was told was going to happen, oh I don't know, maybe its been about 7 years now..... I've lost count
    5 points
  2. There should be 32 teams in 6A.. The 32 teams with the biggest enrollment. A 3-team sectional isnt a sectional. Its one game for somebody Let Class 1A have the byes/ They need them. There's five eight teams sectionals in 1A
    5 points
  3. A quick look on Harrell's has the following: From 2009-2020 Andrean is 5-7 vs. Merrillville.
    4 points
  4. I've watched it. Absolutely disgusting. Things like this used to be common when no one understood CTE or Concussions... There is no place for this... Not anymore. The coaches should be removed. There is no place for this in Youth football. There are tackle wheels, dummies, blocking sleds, etc. that can work just as well rather than to get a kid (or kids) injured. Not only injured... But you are running kids out of the game doing drills like this.
    4 points
  5. Is it just me, or do those alignment make too much sense? I forgot we were talking IHSAA, so I guess it makes TOO much sense? Center Grove a southern school? Not to us. As we drive up I-69/ 37 (in non-construction times) we mark the Stones Crossing/37 intersection as the "hey, we've made it to Indy" point. LOL
    4 points
  6. While I don't know the DAC scheduling practices....A lot of schools/conferences play their JV and/or Freshman games on Saturdays. What happens to them? The goal of high school football scheduling isn't to create a great spectator sport (its a nice by product of good football and great community support). I just don't see how this advances the issue you are trying to champion...getting a big region school to LOS. Its a side topic to an interesting conversation about making the DAC football more on par with MIC/HCC/SAC etc. Respectfully....I've been fortunate to coach in a very good
    4 points
  7. Admins may want to move this to The Next Level forum but I thought it would get a little better visibility here. The NAIA National Championship game is tonight at 7p ET on ESPN3. We received an email this morning from the IFOA letting us know the officiating crew consists of 7 officials from the Indianapolis area. These officials all worked HS football games in Indiana recently. Many of them worked games last Fall since their college season was delayed. They work primarily in the GLVC and Mid-States conferences during the season. The referee tonight was the back judge in the 2A championsh
    4 points
  8. Yes - the majority of the county (especially concerning where people LIVE) feeds into the high school. Thus why it is named Warsaw Community High School. As well, while the town of Warsaw has a population of around 15,500 - there are MANY neighborhoods that are just outside of the "city" limits. My old home growing up being one of those. Also, it's important to remember that while Winona Lake is technically a separate town, the two are connected as one. Winona Lake has a population of around 5,000 itself. I would guess that the "greater" Warsaw area has at least 30,000 if not more populat
    3 points
  9. A couple things are wrong with the video, as many have pointed out. 1. As a previous poster stated, bobbleheads. These kids' necks and shoulders are not strong enough to support the weight of the helmet, which can lead to serious injury. I'd like to see our state, or at least my feeder program and those around us, adopt USA Football's player development model. Flag, Hybrid, then Full Contact. 2. There is absolutely no coaching of technique. This drill was designed for the coaches to get their rocks off on a collision between two children, who are obviously not physically evenly match
    3 points
  10. For those around the state not familiar with Fish Hut.
    3 points
  11. There is white smoke above the Fish Hut in Petersburg, which means they have a new coach!
    3 points
  12. Mike Golic commented........no proper technique was taught. As a coach, every drill I run has to connect directly to something the guys will do in a game. It would be so rare that these two players would be in a situation that is simulated in a drill like this. Watching it made me sick to my stomach. I worry about the boy who was knocked down. It is one more kid who tried the game, and will likely never even try to play it again because of this.
    3 points
  13. They set this up to get the result they got. The coaches should be banned from the league.
    3 points
  14. I can confirm that Pike offered the position to a young candidate with ties to the area! I talked to someone who works for the school system today. Unsure if he will accept but it would be exciting to see some young energy infused in the program!
    3 points
  15. Another reason the State of Indiana needs to allocate funding for an interstate connecting Fort Wayne to Chicago running through Warsaw. US 30 is a nightmare and one of the most dangerous highway arteries in the state. Oh wait, that money is going toward an interstate from Indy to Rockville.
    2 points
  16. Just pulled up roster from sectional championship exchange..... 71 players on Andrean's roster last year. we showed up with 20 some due to mitigating risks of covid and we had to make a decision to cut ties with most of our roster and went with bare minimums in the tournament so that we didn't' get contact traced out of a game 3 2 way starters, Bowen started and a few carrels at RB, then gave way to next guy, #24 was two way DB/WR and Walsh was 2 way starter prior to injury. ZERO 2 way OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. HUGE advantage to be able to pull that off in any classificat
    2 points
  17. This video is insane led by coaches who have no idea what they are doing. They probably think this makes kids tough... I love full padded tackle at 3rd grade or lower. I personally would have hated flag. As a slow fat kid there was a place for me fully padded!
    2 points
  18. They have opened with Merrillville for the last UMPTEEN years..... why is adding Crown Point all of a sudden an issue? (Umpteeth + 12 years in a row, before Mvill, it was Portage, and before Portage it was Chesterton) Enrollment... laughable Andrean 459 bodied enrollment, yet have a football roster in the 70s ish. give me a break on saying due to enrollment figures a school like Andrean that has just about every male athlete in that building playing mulitple sports is going to suffer to this ole new challenge of playing Crown Point.
    2 points
  19. The coaches were clearly in the wrong but the blame ultimately lies with the league. A good league will insist on all coaches being certified by USA Football. A great league will also have somebody instructing and supervising coaches to be sure this never happens.
    2 points
  20. Then the coach turns away from the play as if to say "wow", instead of immediately checking to see if the kid is ok. Ignorance on full display.
    2 points
  21. CP vs Andrean is a great addition to the Region football schedule. As DT pointed out, especially if the new school is built on the proposed site in CP. The new school is still not officially approved by the new Bishop. Work continues by Andrean leaders, but Bishop has not decided yet, very frustrating for many at Andrean. With the addition of CP, the first three games next season are going to be tough for a young, rebuilding Andrean team. They open with Merrillville, then CP, then travel to Michigan power Grand Rapids Central Catholic. Baptism by fire for many new starters. Offensive
    2 points
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkMWE7A0uq0
    2 points
  23. In the DAC's current state? Why would they? Because at 12 members, its not feasibly possible for each school to play each other annually. And with too many dead weight programs currently in the DAC, it eliminates potential scheduling flexibility down the road. A conference consisting of the 12 schools you mentioned doesn't prepare the best 6A teams (in the DAC) for a state title run. The caliber of opponent is severely lacking. I don't know what's so hard to understand about that? A super DAC conference hinders schools like Merrillville, Penn, and Elkhart due to lack of weekly competit
    2 points
  24. Yeah I DOUBT it would be Castle, but just wanted to make the point that those 6 schools were all within 90 students last time.
    2 points
  25. We would also consider adopting the Hoosier Conference model, where we leave Week 9 open for Championship Week to determine the conference title. Schools would line up east vs west by standings : E1 vs W1 E2 vs W2 E3 vs W3 E4 vs W4 E5 vs W5 E6 vs W6
    2 points
  26. I like "Ulrichs" or "Adolphas": https://www.perfectdogbreeds.com/wolf-names/
    2 points
  27. It's only fitting that a discussion about visors and caps in girls softball is in a thread about Hammond's new nickname seeing that both are trivial and insignificant.
    2 points
  28. Crazy to think Steve Cooley is now the longest-tenured coach in the HHC. He’ll only be in his fifth season.
    2 points
  29. Haters gonna hate!
    2 points
  30. This reminds me of my one and only foray into the coaching ranks. My older daughter was about 8, and I agreed to help out with softball. First practice and a little girl came over complaining that she couldn’t get a batting helmet to fit. I told her that was because her hair was “too big.” By the time I got home her mother was on the phone reaming me, as the kid went home and started crying because “Coach said I had to cut my hair.” I decided I was not cut out to coach girls.
    2 points
  31. As long as this new venue is privately funded and not a public (aka tax) funded boondoggle like Lucas Oil, U.S. Bank Stadium, etc. then I'm game.
    2 points
  32. The more I hear about it on Chicago radio the more I'm convinced they are legitimately thinking about moving to Arlington Heights. Mayor Beetlejuice would once a again look like a fool for proclaiming the Bears would never leave the city. I think the NFL would love to see the Bears get a bigger stadium that could also host a Super Bowl as I'm sure it'll be retractable. It would be odd though watching a winter Bears game if they closed the roof. The Bears have the smallest stadium in the NFL and a fanbase that will sellout any sized stadium. They can't keep playing in Soldier Field at it's
    1 point
  33. Are you talking about the new TRAC? I can't remember exactly what the acronym stands for, but yes it is awesome. I heard they had like 100 teams here that weekend they hosted the big basketball tournament and used basically every basically court we have in the facility. I want to say there are 3 in the main gym (main gym floor then 1 each in either upper deck), 1 in the auxilary gym and then the 4 courts in the fieldhouse. Definitely wish they had that when I was in school. For those interested: https://www.warsawschools.org/page/trac-info Warsaw's new indoor track/fieldhouse th
    1 point
  34. True, but then you play in the sectional championship after 2 weeks off. That's a long stretch for high school kids. I think one week off does a lot for the bigger schools (that play a big school schedule) especially if you're playing a team for the second time.
    1 point
  35. Senseless that administrators would allow this game to happen. Think of all the potential danger @temptation🤡🤡
    1 point
  36. Finally after switching to a computer instead of mobile I could see it. Sheesh. So many thoughts that have already been made in this thread that I agree with. My biggest issue is the camerawork - although not for the reasons Tanka mentioned. 🙂 Like Titan said, they got the action shot they wanted. No coaching of technique, position, and the presence of the emojis pretty much assures me the video was not being taken for review/coaching purposes. I hate to judge situations where I don't have all the information, but I would be embarrassed if this were my league, team, or coaching sta
    1 point
  37. Pending Board approval, Maconaquah HS will have filled our Varsity Head Football Coach position. Maconaquah HS is seeking to add passionate, knowledgeable educators to its teaching and coaching staff. We are in search of an IDOE certificated teacher who has experience coaching football and basketball. The candidate will hold a valid IDOE license to include grades 9-12 to lead our Credit Recovery program and have a desire to coach both football and basketball. This posting is valid from May 11 until May 21 or until the position is filled; https://echalk-slate-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/private/distr
    1 point
  38. If the idea is about being competitive and getting better, pretty much really shouldn't matter whether there's a P or P/P behind the school name.
    1 point
  39. As a Coach.....hard pass on Saturday double headers during the regular season. Nothing would be worse than playing the late game and then having to turn around and prepare for next weeks opponent.
    1 point
  40. That is how it will be in the future - but the IHSAA could not accurately confirm which 32 schools belonged in 6A this year. It is not that hard to grasp. There is no way accurately telling which 2 schools should be moved up because the only accurate data is from previous years, and things have changed since then (with or without COVID). Add in the fluctuating numbers DUE to Covid, the IHSAA thought it best to just keep the same schools in 6A that were in it the last 2 years. It would have been "unfair" to add Zionsville and Valparaiso to 6A this year without knowing for sure their enroll
    1 point
  41. Penn - Valpo will become much bigger and more important when it is moved back on the schedule and helps determine the East Division champion. Penn currently currenly plays no one on the back half of the schedule. That kills their momentum and preparation for the post season. Michigan City, Laporte, Chesterton and Lake Central and either Merrillville or Crown Point replace their smaller NIC opponents. Huge schedule upgrade
    1 point
  42. Adding programs like Penn and Elkhart makes sense for any conference, including the MIC and HCC. I think you are overthinking things. The more quality programs in a conference, the better overall quality of play. It really is that simple.
    1 point
  43. It's why there should be only 4 Sectionals in 6A.
    1 point
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