quality of coaching in junior high schools in your area  

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Coach E
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September 22, 2014 7:34 pm  

Great story!

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.- Marcus Aurelius

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October 15, 2014 1:56 pm  

It all depends upon the coaching in every other aspect of the game. While certainly not in the mainstream of coaching philosophy, John Gagliardi had quite a bit of success without any hitting in practice. None.

One of his former assistants, Mike Grant, also embraces the same philosophy and has won 9 state championships in 10 tries since 1996.

Granted, that's not how I coach, but I have to respect the success of these guys.

You hit the nail on the head.  I RESPECT those coaches you mention.  My son's three coaches love to tell war stories, and say things like, "You need to block him," or, "Stick and drive."  No fundamentals whatsoever.  1 wasted year of football.

Coach Tut

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October 15, 2014 6:03 pm  

There are programs that have very stable coaching staffs and are very well coached. Other programs have athletes, but are not coached very well. These programs seem to struggle most years. 

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