How do the Players feel?

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    How do the Players feel?

    I would like to see how the kids around the state on this website feel about this decision. Do you think prop 20 is the way to go or would you rather play any and all takers.
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    They'd have to be insane to respond.

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    [QUOTE=02Ram54]They'd have to be insane to respond.[/QUOTE


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    Im not speaking for the kids but they spoke for them selves on the news tonight on WHAS 11 where they showed kids from trinity and male many of who opposed it and i believe only 2 students were for it. Im not real sure but it will reair at 11 you can watch it and see what their opinions are.

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    I spoke to alot of them tonight at the Trinity / Scott Co. J.V. game. They feel that they are being punished for working hard and for going to a Private School. They said that if the public schools want to even the playing field then they should make the same sacrafices and work hard all year round like they do!
    From a parents view, I sent (1) child through Private School and (1) is in his last year in High School and I have paid 100% , now there is a chance that (1) of mine and other Tax paying parents children will be EXCLUDED from a State High School Event. This is far from over, and my message to the AD`s, Coaches etc. "Be Careful What You Wish For". All sports are about the kids, good sportsmanship and you are not showing it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Hard
    They said that if the public schools want to even the playing field then they should make the same sacrafices and work hard all year round like they do!

    Ha, typical. I guess public programs don't hard year around to compete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Hard
    I spoke to alot of them tonight at the Trinity / Scott Co. J.V. game. They feel that they are being punished for working hard and for going to a Private School. They said that if the public schools want to even the playing field then they should make the same sacrafices and work hard all year round like they do!
    From a parents view, I sent (1) child through Private School and (1) is in his last year in High School and I have paid 100% , now there is a chance that (1) of mine and other Tax paying parents children will be EXCLUDED from a State High School Event. This is far from over, and my message to the AD`s, Coaches etc. "Be Careful What You Wish For". All sports are about the kids, good sportsmanship and you are not showing it at all.

    From a public school parent, I must say that this is exactly the way I see it as well. If you want to send your children to private school, that is your right as a citizen of this country of ours! To exclude those schools from competition with the publics is ludicrous. The 4A championship that NKY so aspires to would be SO hollow that it would hardly be worth it to me. I hope that the incredibly eratic BOC for the KHSAA gets a clue on this.

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    They don't have to not compete. Just go to the school that they are actually in district for. Its called equal distribution of kids. I really have no opinion either way but I don't understand what the big deal is. If you want to compete for the state championship then go the actual school you are supposed to go instead of going to a private school that has no district/boundaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Hard
    They said that if the public schools want to even the playing field then they should make the same sacrafices and work hard all year round like they do!
    There has been a lot of talk through the years about private schools merely working harder than the publics, and that is the reason for the difference in championship success. I want to address that and several other points.

    First of all, I do realize that T and X have a numbers advantage. We cannot excuse that, and I personally do not choose to even try. It is the same reason Kroger has more customers than Buehler's - people want to go there and I am proud of that.

    Second, I strongly beleive that discipline is one of the BIG factors separating the privates from the publics. Although only one example, but one nevertheless, I personally witnessed a public school football player getting mad, wildly stripping his shoulder pads off on the sidelines and storming off the field from the middle of the game, while yelling at his coach. About 20 minutes later, he cooled off and returned and WAS ALLOWED to return to the game. That would never happen at T or X in a billion years. On another subject, X players are forced to be disciplined. If they are 1 minute late for practice, they are punished. If they show disrespect, they are punished. If they don't follow other rules, they are punished. I think these are great lessons for life in general that is not fair either.

    Thirdly, regarding the hard work thing... a kid I know who played FB for Ballard was being given details about St.X 2-a-days and practice in general by a current X player. The Ballard kid's comment was "that sounds like concentration camp". Granted, again this is only 1 example, but I think it may speak volumes about the publics thinking they are working just as hard as the privates, but really may not actually be. They would rather find some other reason to gripe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeatherFace
    Ha, typical. I guess public programs don't hard year around to compete?
    Not all public programs. The successful programs , have programs who work as hard or harder than privates. The one's griping are those who want to blame other people instead of improving from within.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Hard
    I spoke to alot of them tonight at the Trinity / Scott Co. J.V. game. They feel that they are being punished for working hard and for going to a Private School. They said that if the public schools want to even the playing field then they should make the same sacrafices and work hard all year round like they do!
    I agree 100%. As I said in another thread, a lot of public school coaches, not to mention their players, would be shocked at how complex the playbooks are for the Big 11, and how hard they work before and during the season.

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