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26 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 10:07 am

Joanimaroni wrote:
PkrBum wrote: But for a terrible hs girls basketball coach I think my oldest daughter would've played bball I  college. I never interfered by complaining to the coach... but I talked to the ad after her junior year... and he really didn't care. She loved the sport... and he ruined it. I don't think he'd have lasted one year as boys coach.


My girls that played AAU for me played varsity all 4 years in HS. Never did they have a coach that was competitive and wanted to win. Coaching girls was just extra money for the nale coaches that waneed to coaches the guys. I suggested a base pay for coaches with a bonus for every game won. 

Thankfully, all the girls received academic scholarships


My girls did win district. ...they won it by checking themselves into the game and calling their own plays. It turned the game around in the 4th quaternary for the win.

Those are good ideas. It did seem as he wasn't doing what he wanted to be doing. I just don't get that. I would give 100% if I was coaching midgets. I probably should've met with him in private... but I didn't want to interfere. I encouraged my daughter when she complained to meet with the coach... which she did. It didn't do any good tho. He wasn't interested in his position and actually hurt the team more than helping it. They'd have done much better by themselves like your girls did.

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27 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 10:44 am

My daughter got 11 varsity letters in Volleyball, basketball, and track in high school. She faced incredibly incompetent and uncaring coaches, but her fellow athletes grew facing this adversity. Many parents would scream and get involved, we just figured that it was making our daughter stronger. She was offered scholarships in each of the sports, and was a two sport athlete at division 1 level getting academic awards and was captain of the university women's track team while playing on the volleyball team where this great athlete found out the reality that being the best at one level makes you 10th best at the next level, and how you adjust and deal with the same will last a lifetime. It was the challenges with incompetence and working with her team to overcome the same which helped her now to be a successful lawyer. You win some and you lose some, but did you do everything that you could do at the highest level? I get incredibly sad when watching my eight year old granddaughter and hear parents yelling things which are inappropriate to their children......I coached and made sure that kids had fun and I taught them techniques, concepts, and plays which let the weakest among them shine on a given play. My role as a coach was the total child. I still have kids who contact me as adults. It never is simply about winning. It is much much more.

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28 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 10:57 am

You can only imagine what coaching tennis for kids was like... lol. But I too keep up many and talk regularly on fb.

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29 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 11:24 am

Congratulations to Gonzaga on reaching their first final four.


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30 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 11:32 am

I coached Rec and select teams....select teams are competitive. Playing on a select team is about developing and continuing to push each individual player to their potential while maintaining team play. Life is competitive....4 of my girls, now in their early 30's are still very close and best friends. My daughter and one of her best friends coached a select basketball team this year....and the majority of the Rec center directors and referees remembered them well. The girls are now coaching T-ball together....with their sons. 

Success on and off the sports arena.

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31 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 12:48 pm

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32 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 6:56 pm

You can only imagine what coaching tennis for kids was like... lol. But I too keep up many and talk regularly on fb.

I grew up in a tennis town. My friends lost to Jimmy Connor in doubles play, and thirty kids reached the highest levels over the years. It is not the good kids which pose a problem, it is the early gifted players who have driven parents. I could never deal what I have seen. One of my best friends was a tennis pro at a local country club which produced kids who played in England in the big one, but so many ended up broken and drug addicted. One friends son took his life. Yes, competitive and gifted players should play to win, but as a coach my friend made sure they had fun. He eventually got totally screwed over by the board of directors......mostly from complaining parents. I would not trade one minute working with kids. My daughter and some of her volleyball players have coached at the college level, and they have no use for parents who simply cannot see the limitations of their children. Even Michael Jordan had setbacks, but his parents were supportive and positive.

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33 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 8:47 pm

I can go on and on about the dynamics of coaching kids. One of my first jobs after college was as a pro at a cc... it was awful. In the last fifteen years tho I've coached kids that were already playing at a high level... and that were coachable. Even at that level... only about half made it past the first lesson... either because they couldn't change or the parents were over involved. I'd say of that half it was only about a quarter of them that could advance to a higher level. Human nature is a funny thing when you apply the stress of solo high level competition... most people can't manage it and implode.

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34 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 9:07 pm

PkrBum wrote:I can go on and on about the dynamics of coaching kids. One of my first jobs after college was as a pro at a cc... it was awful. In the last fifteen years tho I've coached kids that were already playing at a high level... and that were coachable. Even at that level... only about half made it past the first lesson... either because they couldn't change or the parents were over involved. I'd say of that half it was only about a quarter of them that could advance to a higher level. Human nature is a funny thing when you apply the stress of solo high level competition... most people can't manage it and implode.


They have to have that competitive edge driving them.

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35 Re: Final Four. on 3/28/2017, 9:41 pm

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36 Re: Final Four. on 3/31/2017, 10:07 pm

The girls are playing...
South Carolina over Stanford so far.

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37 Re: Final Four. on 3/31/2017, 10:56 pm

I am watching Ms State kicking Cn asz. The winning streak is definitely on the line. They were up by almost 20, but have closed the gap.

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38 Re: Final Four. on 3/31/2017, 11:20 pm

Would have loved to hear Geno at half time.

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39 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 12:28 am

Geno coached a terrible game. What a fun game to watch.

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40 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 12:29 am

Wow.

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41 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 1:19 am

Wow is right. Also damn. Sad

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42 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 8:10 am



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43 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 1:24 pm

Games start tonight, Seaoat. 

Mixed feeling about UConn....but Mississippi had the determination.

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44 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 3:42 pm

big bulls game at 4pm......each one matters now.

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45 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 6:15 pm



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46 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 7:30 pm

Bulls are not televised in my area!



How many times are going to repost your stupid video, Telestar?
Any thing for attention, how pathetic.

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47 Re: Final Four. on 4/1/2017, 10:57 pm

Joanimaroni wrote:Bulls are not televised in my area!



How many times are going to repost your stupid video, Telestar?
Any thing for attention, how pathetic.



You are soooo easy Detective Maroni. lol! lol! lol!

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48 Re: Final Four. on 4/2/2017, 9:19 am

Congratulations Gonzaga! Basketball

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49 Re: Final Four. on 4/5/2017, 2:22 pm

Close. Better luck next year Gonzaga.


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