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    Who is the JV coach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by footstomp View Post
    I agree with several points you make. Football can be stressful for kids who are in programs that expect to compete for a state championship every year. Participating in football and baseball allows your body and mind to mend, as well as, straighten out your grades. As a tuition paying parent, grades are first, everything is last. I hope this thread doesn't turn into a beat down of program and kids because in the end it's not going to make a difference in ANYTHING. Good luck to all these kids in whatever path they choose.
    I don't see this as a football thing. All the sports today want kids playing their sport year round. That makes it tough for kids who want to play more than one sport. This is one of the worst things about sports today IMO - one sport focus. Orthopedic doctors consider one sport year round focus a big cause of injuries to young athletes in sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Who is the JV coach?
    Is it still Jimmy P?

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    Quote Originally Posted by footstomp View Post
    I agree with several points you make. Football can be stressful for kids who are in programs that expect to compete for a state championship every year. Participating in football and baseball allows your body and mind to mend, as well as, straighten out your grades. As a tuition paying parent, grades are first, everything is last. I hope this thread doesn't turn into a beat down of program and kids because in the end it's not going to make a difference in ANYTHING. Good luck to all these kids in whatever path they choose.
    Better that they see the handwritting on the wall now rather than spend a lot of practice time all winter knowing they aren't going to play, now or in the future. It relieves the coaches of the burden of having to cut them next year, and allows underclassmen to get more experience now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRONT OF THE RIM View Post
    Better that they see the handwritting on the wall now rather than spend a lot of practice time all winter knowing they aren't going to play, now or in the future. It relieves the coaches of the burden of having to cut them next year, and allows underclassmen to get more experience now.
    I agree. If your heart is not in it everything in your world struggles. Kids go on to the next sport with the understanding "that is what is expected of them". Keeping your competitive nature can be a struggle at times. We as parents need vacation time, we should expect nothing less of our student athletes.

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    What if it's not the kids? What if it's the coaches and/or parents? Just saying, that's a lot of kids to quit at one time to put it on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by footstomp View Post
    Is it still Jimmy P?
    As far as I know it's still Jimmy Pangallo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    What if it's not the kids? What if it's the coaches and/or parents? Just saying, that's a lot of kids to quit at one time to put it on them.
    And to your point, my parents neither made me play, or forced me to quit.

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    Bottom line is that is a lot of boys to quit all at once.

    What players are on the JV roster? I know who dresses Varsity, just curious how many they have for JV games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qryche11 View Post
    Bottom line is that is a lot of boys to quit all at once.

    What players are on the JV roster? I know who dresses Varsity, just curious how many they have for JV games.
    JV roster now......

    Fr. Jefferson
    Fr. Mullikin
    Fr. Kremer

    So. Glaser
    So. Schwarber

    Jr. Gearding
    Jr. Iles (nursing an injury)

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    Quote Originally Posted by footstomp View Post
    And to your point, my parents neither made me play, or forced me to quit.
    My parents would not have allowed me to quit. They thought it was their job to teach me responsibility and finishing what I started regardless.

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    The JV team won 52-50 in OT at Mason tonight. It was a good game with NCC getting out to a big lead of 12+ in the first half only to see Mason come back in the second half and take a 6 point lead late. NCC battled back and had a shot at the buzzer to win but it rimmed out. NCC took control in OT an was up by 4 with seconds left and conceded the final bucket by Mason to cut it to 2 as time ran out. They called up 2 additional Freshmen: Josh Martin and Eli Howard to play tonight and both played well. That gave them 9 players. Everyone contributed and I think just about everyone scored. It was great to see Jared Iles back on the court. In his first game back, he was definitely the vocal leader of the team.

    As for the topic of this thread. I think the 3 boys that left (and there were only 3) made the decision that was best for them and by no means did they leave the team in a bind. I'm one of those "finish what you started" guys but I also am able to see when it might not be the best thing to do. I've seen these boys give their all on the football field so I don't question their dedication one bit. All 3 are crazy-good athletes and it didn't seem to make much sense for them to miss out on about 3 months of lifting, condition, etc. to play a sport where they weren't getting much PT. The other sports they play will benefit from the extra time that they will get to train, rest and hit the books. I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision to give up a sport you've been playing for years so I'm sure they didn't take it lightly.

    The freshmen class is good and very even across the board. They kept 13 on the team and the coaches do a good job of trying to get them all minutes but there just aren't enough minutes in a 24 minute game to get them all enough playing time. Calling some of them up to JV will only help them develop more.

    I don't sense any issues with the program and it certainly wasn't a "Mass Exodus". From what I've heard there weren't any parent issues or attitude issues or any other negative vibes. The boys decided to move on and did so respectfully and with class.

    Yes, there is a lot of change this year and on the heels of one of the most successful seasons in their history on the varsity level, there might be some looking for some cracks but I think things will settle in nicely for this group if they keep their heads on straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catholicdude View Post
    The JV team won 52-50 in OT at Mason tonight. It was a good game with NCC getting out to a big lead of 12+ in the first half only to see Mason come back in the second half and take a 6 point lead late. NCC battled back and had a shot at the buzzer to win but it rimmed out. NCC took control in OT an was up by 4 with seconds left and conceded the final bucket by Mason to cut it to 2 as time ran out. They called up 2 additional Freshmen: Josh Martin and Eli Howard to play tonight and both played well. That gave them 9 players. Everyone contributed and I think just about everyone scored. It was great to see Jared Iles back on the court. In his first game back, he was definitely the vocal leader of the team.

    As for the topic of this thread. I think the 3 boys that left (and there were only 3) made the decision that was best for them and by no means did they leave the team in a bind. I'm one of those "finish what you started" guys but I also am able to see when it might not be the best thing to do. I've seen these boys give their all on the football field so I don't question their dedication one bit. All 3 are crazy-good athletes and it didn't seem to make much sense for them to miss out on about 3 months of lifting, condition, etc. to play a sport where they weren't getting much PT. The other sports they play will benefit from the extra time that they will get to train, rest and hit the books. I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision to give up a sport you've been playing for years so I'm sure they didn't take it lightly.

    The freshmen class is good and very even across the board. They kept 13 on the team and the coaches do a good job of trying to get them all minutes but there just aren't enough minutes in a 24 minute game to get them all enough playing time. Calling some of them up to JV will only help them develop more.

    I don't sense any issues with the program and it certainly wasn't a "Mass Exodus". From what I've heard there weren't any parent issues or attitude issues or any other negative vibes. The boys decided to move on and did so respectfully and with class.

    Yes, there is a lot of change this year and on the heels of one of the most successful seasons in their history on the varsity level, there might be some looking for some cracks but I think things will settle in nicely for this group if they keep their heads on straight.
    Thanks for the in depth info on the JV squad. Sounds like the freshman class is loaded up there which means the program is going to be fine.

    I only started the thread because it seemed very uncharacteristic coming off such an epic season to lose a group of kids.

    Also glad to hear Jared Iles is back from his injury. Best of luck to the Breds the rest of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by footstomp View Post
    And to your point, my parents neither made me play, or forced me to quit.
    My parents had "one rule" that guided me for 7 decades..."if you start something, you finish it. You never quit, before the job is done."

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    Will sure make it easier "to quit" the next time things aren't working out exactly like these young people want and expect. College, jobs, marriage, etc.? Quitting can become an easy course of action when times get tough and instant gratification isn't there.

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