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Fit

Red Hook, NY

#1 Aug 9, 2011
At my daughters cheer practice and can't help but notice how fat and out of shape the football coaches all are. Kinda pathetic that these are our children's role models. And listening to some of the parents there is not much respect for them either. Alot of backstabbing going on. Glad my son is older.
Ohwell

Hamilton, NY

#2 Aug 9, 2011
Pop Warner programs are kind of scary. It's only been a year since those boys from a Pop Warner team raped a cheerleader from their challanger's team.
Ashamed

Sutton, MA

#3 Aug 10, 2011
Coaching has gotten so bad. My son has a few years left and I can't stand it. I could care less how fat they are. I just wish they knew what they were doing. Drills are boring and long, kids playing positions they don't have the speed or skills for. It's insane. I hear the same from other parents so its not just me.
Parent

Sutton, MA

#4 Aug 10, 2011
It's painful watching them practice. They got rid of the coaches that knew what they were doing because they yelled. Most of coaches now never played football. They clearly don't know what they're doing. Most of them are all volunteer fireman buddies. And I have to agree about how fat and out if shape they are.1 more year for mine and then hopefully he'll have good coaches again. These guys are clowns!
step-up or shut-up

Rome, NY

#5 Aug 10, 2011
Do any of you understand what a Volunteer is? A person who gives up their time to help out without compensation. For God sake...give them a break. Are you so beautiful and perfect that you can talk negatively about the way these coaches look? Without them, there would be no football or cheerleading. I know some of them personally and their weight or appearance has no bearing on the person they are inside. I consider myself a excellent parent and more strict than most, and I trust my son in the hands of the men coaching him. They are doing their best to help kids and give them an opportunity to play sports. Can you say the same thing? Are you giving up your time to coach?
Fit

Sutton, MA

#6 Aug 10, 2011
As a matter of fact I volunteer a lot of my time. I was making an observation and sorry if it hit close to home. I didn't mention names. By the looks of the wives I can see why the men could care less about what shape they are in. It's parents like these that are why so many children are overweight. That's my point about what kind of role models they are. That they volunteer is great. Maybe they should run with the boys and get some much needed exercise while volunteering.
Not a coach wife

Rome, NY

#7 Aug 10, 2011
"By the looks of the wives I can see why the men could care less about what shape they are in"...that's nice. Again, you must be one of the beautiful people on the outside without much beauty within. Do you know anything about these people? The way they live? Do they have medical conditions, family history, etc. that leads to weight gain? I don't know about what goes on in MA, but in Sauquoit, we try our best to teach our kids it's the stuff inside that counts. And obviously, the parents of these kids encourage physical activity, or else they would be home playing video games and not doing football drills for 2.5 hours 4x per week. You have no idea what kind of role model they are. So perhaps you should keep you observations to yourself. They are rude and disrespectful...and I don't even know all the coaches, just a few.
hmm

Rome, NY

#8 Aug 10, 2011
Parent wrote:
It's painful watching them practice. They got rid of the coaches that knew what they were doing because they yelled. Most of coaches now never played football. They clearly don't know what they're doing. Most of them are all volunteer fireman buddies. And I have to agree about how fat and out if shape they are.1 more year for mine and then hopefully he'll have good coaches again. These guys are clowns!
maybe it's just about the boys having fun and learning a bit about football. aren't these kids still little?
role model

Rome, NY

#9 Aug 10, 2011
Fit wrote:
At my daughters cheer practice and can't help but notice how fat and out of shape the football coaches all are. Kinda pathetic that these are our children's role models. And listening to some of the parents there is not much respect for them either. Alot of backstabbing going on. Glad my son is older.
Ummm...as a parent, YOU should be your daughters/sons role model. And coming on topix to talk about how out of shape the football coaches are is not being a very good one.
Parent

Sutton, MA

#10 Aug 10, 2011
hmm wrote:
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maybe it's just about the boys having fun and learning a bit about football. aren't these kids still little?
"A bit" is all they'll learn. That's the problem hummer. Because none of these coaches knows what they're doing, the kids aren't learning much. Watching them run the same drill for an hour while 4 or 5 kids hammer on the rest of them is destroying the confidence of most of these kids. They're tackling dummies. They're not being taught and they aren't having fun. Coaches only seem to know 3 drills. Kids are bored!
reality

Boston, MA

#11 Aug 12, 2011
hmm wrote:
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maybe it's just about the boys having fun and learning a bit about football. aren't these kids still little?
Just like in family court they like to use the "its all in the best interest of the kids" line. Reality is its about the coaches kid getting to play. They play positions that they shouldn't and the team suffers because of the coaches ego. Very disappointed with the coaches this year. Others wanted to coach but weren't in the club. It's a shame it comes down to ego's and not what's best for the kids. Listening to other parents watching practice its not a secret that many parents are questioning why these guys are coaching. No one will speak up though because they fear their kid will suffer the consequences. So they kiss the coaches butts. Nothing will change until these ego monsters kids move on. Then the next crop of them will do the same. To bad there wasn't some kind if qualification to be a coach. None if these guys would have passed it. But its all about the kids. Not!!!
Shut up

Worcester, MA

#12 Aug 12, 2011
If you're so healthy and worried then you should be coaching. And btw not every person who is 40 years old is in the best shape of their life. Don't let your child play if you're so worried. I'd be far more concerned about the child who's parents come on topix and talk about the coaches than the coaches themselves. If you're so concerned send your kid to boarding school at the age of 8 like every other idiot parent living out their athletic dreams through their kids. The coaches aren't the problem, you are
Same All Over

Utica, NY

#13 Aug 12, 2011
reality wrote:
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Just like in family court they like to use the "its all in the best interest of the kids" line. Reality is its about the coaches kid getting to play. They play positions that they shouldn't and the team suffers because of the coaches ego. Very disappointed with the coaches this year. Others wanted to coach but weren't in the club. It's a shame it comes down to ego's and not what's best for the kids. Listening to other parents watching practice its not a secret that many parents are questioning why these guys are coaching. No one will speak up though because they fear their kid will suffer the consequences. So they kiss the coaches butts. Nothing will change until these ego monsters kids move on. Then the next crop of them will do the same. To bad there wasn't some kind if qualification to be a coach. None if these guys would have passed it. But its all about the kids. Not!!!
Wow, are you talking about Dave Wilcox from northern community? You described it perfectly how it's been up there!
reality

Boston, MA

#14 Aug 12, 2011
Shut up wrote:
If you're so healthy and worried then you should be coaching. And btw not every person who is 40 years old is in the best shape of their life. Don't let your child play if you're so worried. I'd be far more concerned about the child who's parents come on topix and talk about the coaches than the coaches themselves. If you're so concerned send your kid to boarding school at the age of 8 like every other idiot parent living out their athletic dreams through their kids. The coaches aren't the problem, you are
Yeah, that's what they need. Another coach that doesn't know what they're doing. I don't have any dreams of my son being a pro football player but when I pay for him to join pop warner the least I expect is for at least 1 coach to have a clue. These guys are a joke! And wtf does being healthy have to do with bad coaching? Dumbass!

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#15 Aug 12, 2011
reality wrote:
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Just like in family court they like to use the "its all in the best interest of the kids" line. Reality is its about the coaches kid getting to play. They play positions that they shouldn't and the team suffers because of the coaches ego. Very disappointed with the coaches this year. Others wanted to coach but weren't in the club. It's a shame it comes down to ego's and not what's best for the kids. Listening to other parents watching practice its not a secret that many parents are questioning why these guys are coaching. No one will speak up though because they fear their kid will suffer the consequences. So they kiss the coaches butts. Nothing will change until these ego monsters kids move on. Then the next crop of them will do the same. To bad there wasn't some kind if qualification to be a coach. None if these guys would have passed it. But its all about the kids. Not!!!
There are qualifications to be a coach. You have to get involved in the program and be willing to sacrifice most of your spare time during the week and half of your Sundays for August, September and October. You have to try to get lazy, unmotivated and undisciplined kids to pay attention and learn to play as a team when their parents constantly tell them what a poor coach you are. You have to be willing to take the abuse of parents and grandparents (who werenít willing to make these sacrifices) who think they know everything about football because theyíve seen a few games on TV. The same parents who canít seem to be able to get their kids to practice on time or pick them up on time after practice. The same parents who are too busy to work the concession stand for half a game once a year, or stay a few minutes after a game to pick up trash and empty garbage cans. The same parents who complain about the equipment but donít want to get involved in fund-raisers. The fact that an organization can find anybody willing to coach is amazing. Iíve always said that if you donít like the way something is being done, get involved and do it yourself. Just donít be surprised when you become the one that everyone is bitching about.
Becky

Dracut, MA

#16 Aug 12, 2011
I agree. And am glad my son has a sport to play. He is the smallest one on the team and is willing to get off his ps3 to go play. He seems to be enjoying it so far.......just hopes he gets to play. I do feel the coaches should be running with the kids. It shows them respect too and that it is not impossible and worthless. It's what needs to be done. It don't matter the shape the coaches or kids are in as long as they are teaching and learning. I can't believe this site actually got approved and people have to bad mouth people. Say it as you see it......... put it out on the table. Get things done.......and please get a grip, and let the kids be kids and play sports.
Becky

Dracut, MA

#17 Aug 12, 2011
Ashamed wrote:
Coaching has gotten so bad. My son has a few years left and I can't stand it. I could care less how fat they are. I just wish they knew what they were doing. Drills are boring and long, kids playing positions they don't have the speed or skills for. It's insane. I hear the same from other parents so its not just me.
THEN PLEASE STEP UP!!!! Before someone gets hurt!
Becky

Dracut, MA

#18 Aug 12, 2011
Parent wrote:
It's painful watching them practice. They got rid of the coaches that knew what they were doing because they yelled. Most of coaches now never played football. They clearly don't know what they're doing. Most of them are all volunteer fireman buddies. And I have to agree about how fat and out if shape they are.1 more year for mine and then hopefully he'll have good coaches again. These guys are clowns!
Really! I seem to know that Joe, Wayne, Derick, Ron, and Steve all played school football. So I sure hope they remember how to play and coach it. Until I see kids getting hurt I will have to believe they are doing their job. Hummmm
Parent

Worcester, MA

#19 Aug 16, 2011
As far as "stepping up" that's a joke. They don't want any help except in concessions. Couple kids went to soccer because these clowns won't let anyone help that's not in their little club. Parents want to be involved but these couch potatoes want to keep things in their little group so the test of us decided they can do concessions too. Reality's post is spot on. It's not about "the" kids. It's about "their" kids. One that Becky mentioned has his kid starting even though he is one the smallest and youngest, over a much better player who played the position last year. Let's see how much fun her son is having in a few weeks when he realizes he only plays the minimum 10 plays while the coaches son plays most of the game. It is what it is. We're stuck with these guys and that's not going to change.
Shut up

Utica, NY

#20 Aug 16, 2011
Sign up and coach the team yourself you piece of shit. Then everyone can say how horrible you are. And in response to the healthy remark it was a post about a previous post but apparently you thought it was about you (dumbass).

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