8/18/07

Some Real Athletes


4 Comments:

At 8/18/07, 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, function determines forms and forms determine function. In regards to #96, he is very adapted athlete and not very adaptable athlete.

Mark Day

 
At 8/18/07, 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do coaches only care about the athlete on the field?

Are coaches afraid to offer off field advice, or find someone who can help? Do high school coaches have a simple bed check call the night before a game? Simple to Complex
TR

 
At 8/18/07, 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TR,

This day of age any advise may lead to a legal issue. I agree. Simple to Complex.

 
At 8/18/07, 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can tell you this, in a small school (less than 500 kids) we almost never get big lineman and that is okay because I personally prefer more athletic kids.

We had a kid that was about 330-350 lbs on our club two years ago and when his dad asked to meet with me and the AD about "how he was (not) being utilized I told dad that he was overfat and could not run and I refused to play defense with 10 players. My advice for dad was to tell the kid to get into the weight room, increase his strength and flexibility and work hard to be an offensive lineman. The kid did and made 2nd team all league as a senior.

When I coached college ball we never had a starting D-lineman over 290 or over 5.2 seconds in the forty. This was small college ball were kids have to work hard to become something because they weren't "scholaship players". Those units were pretty good. I will always choose speed (and functionality) over size as a football coach.

Glen Graham
Buffalo NY

 

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