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Nov 13, 05, 10:53 PM #46Originally Posted by bulldog77
2 weeks is enough time to teach the game and prepare their bodies?
It would not be a threat? How about football, cross country, and soccer. Plus basketball conditioning starts sometime during the fall as well.Advertisement
Nov 14, 05, 06:24 AM #47Originally Posted by sweet16
As for it being a threat. If you let your football players, soccer players or CC runners go to fall baseball instead of practicing for their season well, that's your problem.
Nov 14, 05, 08:42 AM #48Originally Posted by bulldog77
Nov 15, 05, 08:12 PM #49Originally Posted by bulldog77
Nov 15, 05, 08:57 PM #50Originally Posted by BIGZIG
I happen to know a thing or two about coaching at a small Class A school. Sorry, certainly nothing personal here but you're wrong on this one. And yes, it is important instruction and conditioning that some players (those NOT playing football or soccer) aren't getting from other sports. There is no bigger proponent of multi-sports participation than me, but there ARE kids who don't play fall sports. And by the way, many class A schools don't have boys soccer. Most of our players play football, then basketball, then baseball and some even combine multiple Spring sports at our urging! It can be and is done! But should that prevent others from reaping the benefits of off-season instruction? Again, who or what is the harm?
Nov 16, 05, 05:21 AM #51Originally Posted by bulldog77
Nov 16, 05, 02:32 PM #52Originally Posted by bulldog77
Nov 16, 05, 03:53 PM #53
Originally Posted by bulldog77
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In small Class A schools Spring Football gives the kids that do not play Baseball or run track 10 days to participate in their sport. Sometimes that isn't a whole lot of kids and sometimes you may not have a QB, and sometimes schools opt not to even have Spring practice.
Fall baseball could be the same thing for kids who don't play Football or Soccer. Even if you only have 8 players you could work on baserunning, hitting, and defense for 10 days.
Nov 16, 05, 05:02 PM #54How is this not disgrimination against baseball/softball?
Nov 16, 05, 10:39 PM #55Originally Posted by Play 2 Win
How is it?
Nov 17, 05, 06:35 AM #56Originally Posted by BIGZIG
No ego involved whatsoever. No hint either that I feel I "know more than you." You brought up the whole idea that class A schools would be at a disadvantage in comparison to "big schools." I am merely pointing out I, and many other coaches at smaller schools that I personally know, disagree with that logic. You want to make this personal, that's your choice. And by the way, if I was always right, I wouldn't be coaching.
Nov 17, 05, 07:49 AM #57Originally Posted by bulldog77
If everyone looks at the three major sports collectively and tries to figure out which would be more beneficial by having an off-season 10 day workout period, has to think baseball. Baseball is the most individual sport out of all of them.
Let's take for example Chris Curley. He stopped playing football and basketball to concentrate on baseball. Now, we know that if he wasn't playing football that he would join in on a fall workout for baseball. Everyone knows that if you have one dominant pitcher you can go a long way. If you don't think that a guy like Curley would benefit from being with his coaches for 10 days in the fall and getting into a workout routine until Feb. 15th well, there's really no reason to try and explain it to you.
To say it would benefit only the big schools is just another excuse IMO.
Nov 17, 05, 09:09 AM #58Originally Posted by sweet16
If baseball was allowed something but not softball, there would be lawsuits.
So whats the difference? Football can, baseball can not.
Nov 17, 05, 09:11 AM #59Originally Posted by stickymitts
Nov 17, 05, 09:14 AM #60Originally Posted by bulldog77
Besides, he has it all backward anyway. Coaches are not always right.
Coaches, my friend, Are never wrong.