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CoachDP
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So we had a bye last week.  Then I come to find out, so did everyone else (as it was Labor Day weekend. lol). We resume play tomorrow against the team (who we believe to be) tops in the conference.  But we've had our share of problems; we lost our starting DE/backup WB this week with a broken bone in his foot.  Our header got Covid last week and since I was exposed, we missed one practice this week.  That gave us only 2 days.  I had to miss one of those 2 days because our fridge broke down and the repair man took 4 1/2 hours to fix it and I was the only one at the house.  Our other AC quit, so now it's down to just me & the header and 26 players.  

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

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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gumby_in_co
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You're having a week like my first 2 weeks. It'll pass. Interesting about COVID. I thought the CDC said you no longer have to quarantine. Last week, it was me and the HC with the 3rd graders. Smoothest practice of the year . . . until the next day and it was the header. He got through everything by himself and got done 20 minutes early.

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CoachDP
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Posted by: @gumby_in_co

I thought the CDC said you no longer have to quarantine. 

What I read said 3-5 days.  I tested each day.  Negative every time.  

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

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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Coyote
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Must be something going around,

2 of our top 3 players got hurt during school hours last week (unrelated incidents) one (HB & MLB)  is coming back in time for this weeks game but is a little limpy, so we'll be limiting his action, the other (WB & OLB) broke a bone in his foot and out until the week of the championship game, then last night our DC came down ill.   We have a rare Sat - Sun slate, against 2 non-league opponents (different leagues) not the time to be losing key players.  

But worse, our HC had to have surgery on his neck, has missed most of the season, his recovery is not going well, and he may be done for the yr.  

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


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CoachDP
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So in addition to our starting DE breaking his foot, for some reason our Starting Right Guard and other starting DE decided not to show up at the game.  We don't do the Sunday Night Phone calls so "surprises" are much more common.  Our Team Mom seems to be the intermediary between parents and us.  We lost Saturday, 14-0.  I'm not surprised, as they were better than us in every way.  They have two teams but their A squad has the much better coach.  We managed to hang around with them, as the score was 7-0 at halftime.  We had them stopped for loss on a 4th Down but were called for a facemask penalty that gave them a 1st Down deep in our territory.  This happened on 2 separate occasions.  Our longest run of the day was negated by an illegal motion penalty.  Stupid stuff that will get you beat by an opponent that doesn't make those kind of mistakes.  Got ready to put in our backup QB to fulfill his MPR requirement but he didn't want to go in.  I told him he didn't have a choice; the MPR requirement is for everyone, not just those who want to play.  I went to dad about it at halftime to explain why his son hadn't been in the game.  Dad said his son was very nervous.  The only underage (9) kid on the team lost his mouthpiece (it's on the ground on the sideline) and we gave him another.  He gets sent out by the ref because he loses this one, as well.  One of our parents was working on the chain crew.  Said he couldn't believe how the opposing coaching staff was talking to their kids.  He said it was "eye opening" and praised how we dealt with our players.  We tried to replace the new AC who just quit with a parent who volunteered, but evidently there were "background check issues."  So it's still just me and the header.  That being said, I'm not a good AC.  At all.  I never had much patience as a header and I sure as heck don't have any as an AC.  The "I don't want to play despite having a MPR rule/losing mouthpieces/kids not showing up on gameday" is something that all coaches at the youth level go through at one time or another.  It just that my tank's capacity was filled up in this regard about 15 years ago.  I no longer speak that language or have the patience.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

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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Coach Kyle
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Every coach I talk to is saying the same thing right now. The kids are testing everyone's patience. Did school start up for you guys too? 😆 

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