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    Question for coaches.

    When a college sends letters or questioners to you or the school for your players when do you give it to the players?
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    They should immediately and let the players, parents know so they can follow up and submit the proper paperwork.

    What if a college is considering 2-3 at the same position, send out information to each and here a prompt reply from 2 and 3 doesn't send his/hers back in, say till 3-4 weeks later...that school may have assumed 3 wasn't interested or chose between 1-2.

    Schools, coaches, administrators, athletic directors need to remember, getting these student-athletes a chance to continue their education in college, should be their goal. You never know which school, is willing to make an offer but it should be the family that decides.

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    I never understood this, if anyone sends mail to someone and a 3rd party holds that letter, isn't the 3rd party breakinbg the law? This is of course if the letter is addressed to the athlete and not the coach.

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    I think this depends on the coach and the school. Some coaches just don't believe in passing this information onto the kid.....which is sad but it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyDanza
    I think this depends on the coach and the school. Some coaches just don't believe in passing this information onto the kid.....which is sad but it happens.
    That was the reason for this topic.
    Imet a player who I know that a college coach sent stuff to the school in care of the coach, but that player and his teammates never received them, from the coach.

    I can't understand why a coach would ever do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNCSportsaholic
    I never understood this, if anyone sends mail to someone and a 3rd party holds that letter, isn't the 3rd party breakinbg the law? This is of course if the letter is addressed to the athlete and not the coach.
    The letters are addressed to the athlete, in c/o the coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newarkcatholicfan
    That was the reason for this topic.
    Imet a player who I know that a college coach sent stuff to the school in care of the coach, but that player and his teammates never received them, from the coach.

    I can't understand why a coach would ever do this.
    No acceptable or justifiable reason, in my opinion. :mad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by newarkcatholicfan
    That was the reason for this topic.
    Imet a player who I know that a college coach sent stuff to the school in care of the coach, but that player and his teammates never received them, from the coach.

    I can't understand why a coach would ever do this.
    Hence my post in another thread asking why we send coaches to classes that state the obvious and are 1 in a million scenarios yet ignore what the real job of a coach is. We need coaches education classes on this, not explaining that you should not have "relations" with one of your players.

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    I don't understand this either, but I know it happens. Had 2 or 3 guys I graduated with find out later that the school had received letters that the players never got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newarkcatholicfan
    That was the reason for this topic.
    Imet a player who I know that a college coach sent stuff to the school in care of the coach, but that player and his teammates never received them, from the coach.

    I can't understand why a coach would ever do this.

    I think some coach's think that if they give the kid the information it will distract them from the current task at hand. I totally disagree with any coach withholding information to a kid for college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyDanza
    I think some coach's think that if they give the kid the information it will distract them from the current task at hand. I totally disagree with any coach withholding information to a kid for college.
    For how long should they keep it from them?
    I know players who never got the stuff from the coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newarkcatholicfan
    For how long should they keep it from them?
    I know players who never got the stuff from the coach.
    Shouldn't keep it from them at all.
    So do I!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyDanza
    Shouldn't keep it from them at all.
    So do I!!
    I misread your other post,sorry.

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    Sure there are going to be kids that will be distracted from receiving a letter from a college coach. At the same time, the coaches have taught kids to be disciplined and focused, therefore a letter that could be the ticket to higher education for a kid should be given to that kid or his/her parents. It would be wrong to potentially take away a chance at college for one of your players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRIKE3
    They should immediately and let the players, parents know so they can follow up and submit the proper paperwork.

    What if a college is considering 2-3 at the same position, send out information to each and here a prompt reply from 2 and 3 doesn't send his/hers back in, say till 3-4 weeks later...that school may have assumed 3 wasn't interested or chose between 1-2.

    Schools, coaches, administrators, athletic directors need to remember, getting these student-athletes a chance to continue their education in college, should be their goal. You never know which school, is willing to make an offer but it should be the family that decides.
    I couldn't agree more.

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