Playing JV and Varsity Football in the same week

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolmstead View Post
    My son plays Left Guard on Varsity and Right Tackle on JV. Right tackle is his natural position but he has a very good senior in front of him. The coaching staff wants him to learn that position for next year. IMO, I think playing on Friday night, then turning around and playing again on Saturday morning is asking a lot of a kid. He then has to strengthttrain on Sundays.
    If he is starting at left guard and plays the entire game at the varsity level the JV action is of little or no help to him, IMO.
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    Is it ever okay for a senior or multiple seniors to play Saturday morning with the JV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Outsider View Post
    Is it ever okay for a senior or multiple seniors to play Saturday morning with the JV?
    I would think not but maybe a school with small roster does it. I don’t know of any large schools that do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Outsider View Post
    Is it ever okay for a senior or multiple seniors to play Saturday morning with the JV?
    Not crazy about it, but it might be necessary to field a JV team so that some other kids can get to play a game and to develop as a player.

    As numbers decrease, navigating frosh/JV football gets tougher. Even though at Mercer we have been fortunate to field frosh teams for 5 straight years, we have restructured to a freshman-sophomore team because so few of our opponents were able to field freshmen teams.

    It's tough. You want kids to play and have fun. You also have to be smart so the depth you do have doesn't get hurt and then you are short-handed on a Friday night.

    Bottom line.... if I had to play a couple seniors so that my JV kids could play, I would do it. I would tell the opposing coach who those seniors are on my team before we start.

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    I believe there is a KHSAA rule that states that a player may only play in 6 quarters in a calendar week. One play in any given quarter counts for a quarter. Someone more knowledgeable than I can verify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsay View Post
    I believe there is a KHSAA rule that states that a player may only play in 6 quarters in a calendar week. One play in any given quarter counts for a quarter. Someone more knowledgeable than I can verify.
    Close...8 quarters.

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    Highlands did it for years under Dale Mueller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    Highlands did it for years under Dale Mueller.
    I think they were still doing it recently.
    Don’t get me wrong but why would a senior want to suit up and play with the JV anyway?
    I would think those games aren’t really about the competition but more for development of the younger guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Outsider View Post
    I think they were still doing it recently.
    Don’t get me wrong but why would a senior want to suit up and play with the JV anyway?
    I would think those games aren’t really about the competition but more for development of the younger guys.
    Agreed, but it was all about including anyone that wanted to play football. He even suggested my daughter do it her senior year when coming back from injury albeit after being a 2 year varsity starter.

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    I would not want to play varsity players on JV just because you are risking hurting your varsity season for a JV game. In some cases back ups on the varsity do not need to play JV if they are getting enough reps on varsity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Outsider View Post
    Is it ever okay for a senior or multiple seniors to play Saturday morning with the JV?
    If the seniors are getting no clock in varsity, I'm fine with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Outsider View Post
    Don’t get me wrong but why would a senior want to suit up and play with the JV anyway?
    Because they aren't actually playing on varsity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsay View Post
    I believe there is a KHSAA rule that states that a player may only play in 6 quarters in a calendar week. One play in any given quarter counts for a quarter. Someone more knowledgeable than I can verify.
    I do know that Ohio is 6 quarters in a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Outsider View Post
    I think they were still doing it recently.
    Don’t get me wrong but why would a senior want to suit up and play with the JV anyway?
    I would think those games aren’t really about the competition but more for development of the younger guys.
    If your JV players don't care if they win or not, you've got a bigger problem.

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    I知 fine with playing both if for developing the kids. What I知 not fine with is all these freshman being thrust into Varsity experience at smaller schools, or schools with low participation, and then the school canceling the JV (or Froshomore) games. Kids get screwed. Then when these kids get fed up and leave, their 天arsity experience counts and they have to sit out. It痴 crazy to me.

    I know a kid standing on a sideline this year that played as a freshman. He went to a school because his older brother was there. From what I知 told he never liked it, family worked with school administrators to help him adjust throughout year, then when kid decides to transfer, his running clock 0 and 11 天arsity experience counts. It痴 nuts.

    Good when good coaches use for development bad when bad coaches or schools use it to keep programs alive.

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