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Coach TonyM
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Not coaching this year, just watching my grandson's bobblehead team.   The coaches will grab kids by the facemasks to move them around.  Personally I WOULD NEVER DO THIS and I think it is wrong.  My question is am I right though?  I would like to address with the president , but before I do that I would like some input from you guys.  Is it wrong?  I definitely know grabbing them in anger would be a big no no, but is leading them around?  My thinking is at a minimum we do not want them to do it so coaches should not model it.   Thoughts?

 

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Never grab a kid's facemask.  EVER!  

Esp. not the little guys, their necks are not developed, we call 'em bobble-heads for a reason.  This just begging for a injury.

We teach the kids not to grab facemasks in the game, but model it in practice, sends the wrong message.

Umm.... why does that 6 ft tall 9 yr old have a goatee...?


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Not on any of my teams . . . ever. Deal breaker. Show stopper. The optics are horrible even if the intentions are harmless. No benefit to it, either. 

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There's never a need to grab someone by the face mask. In my opinion, this is wrong.

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You're 100% correct, no reason. As a high school official I haven't even seen it there since I started 3 years ago. 

 

I can explain it to you, I can't understand if for you.


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On my team you'll sign a contract that you won't:

1. Use foul language.

2. Put your hand on a player in anger.

3. Put your hand on their facemask, either from frustration or just positioning them on the field.

Don't sign the contract?  Then you won't coach with me.

--Dave

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The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

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rpatric
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I think it's completely unnecessary at any level! I'm currently coaching "bobbleheads", and there's no excuse to grab their facemasks. The best way to move the little ones around is to point or stand where you want them to go. Not that difficult


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Bob Goodman
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Posted by: @ramoody

Not coaching this year, just watching my grandson's bobblehead team.   The coaches will grab kids by the facemasks to move them around.  Personally I WOULD NEVER DO THIS and I think it is wrong.  My question is am I right though?  I would like to address with the president , but before I do that I would like some input from you guys.  Is it wrong?  I definitely know grabbing them in anger would be a big no no, but is leading them around?  My thinking is at a minimum we do not want them to do it so coaches should not model it.   Thoughts?

Everything you wrote, plus we shouldn't get anyone to think of the mask as a handle.


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Posted by: @rpatric

I think it's completely unnecessary at any level! I'm currently coaching "bobbleheads", and there's no excuse to grab their facemasks. The best way to move the little ones around is to point or stand where you want them to go. Not that difficult

Strangely enough, over the years, and not just with the little ones, I've found it hard to get compliance with "feet here".  They always want to stop short of the mark even if I'm leaning over it and point down.  Unless it's a drill, and then they cheat by starting beyond the mark if you use cones.


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Posted by: @bob-goodman

've found it hard to get compliance with "feet here". 

I have picked kids up, from under the armpits and set them to the spot they can't seem to find.  The kids always think this is funny, and it gets a laugh.  

Umm.... why does that 6 ft tall 9 yr old have a goatee...?


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J. Potter (seabass)
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Never appropriate regardless of age. Think about how angry that would make you as an adult if it were done to you.


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Coach TonyM
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@seabass I have 1 pissed off grandmother/wife who says she will go down on the field if it is done to our grandson.


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Posted by: @ramoody

I have 1 pissed off grandmother/wife who says she will go down on the field if it is done to our grandson.

Good!

--Dave

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The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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