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Act Like You Have Been There Before–Part 2

December 17, 2013
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I know I have harped on this before, but the other day a defensive lineman for an NFL team made a simple tackle.  He jumped up, pounded his chest, flexed his muscles, danced like a rooster, and then went back to the defensive line.  For the position he was in and the fact that he...

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Empty Recreational Fields

December 16, 2013
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As you remember, yesterday I talked about year-round sports.  Today I am exploring another aspect of this trend.  You will notice that most municipal athletic complexes stand dormant for much of those vacation days of summer.  The older kids don’t have the time to spend at the pool or on a recreational field just...

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Gate Workers

December 13, 2013
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When I was scouting football games for Batesville High School in the 70’s, I remember some of the difficulties we had getting into certain high school football fields.  Schools allowed opposing teams to scout their games free of charge.  Unfortunately, some athletic directors forgot to tell the person at the gate that this was...

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Where are the athletes?

December 12, 2013
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When the IHSAA opened up high school sports to a year-round schedule, no one knew just what some of the side effects might be.  On behalf of the IHSAA they did it to alleviate the increased difficulty in policing off-season practice.  Coaches were using any remote form of conditioning as an excuse for practicing...

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Johnny Peralta

December 11, 2013
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The St. Louis Cardinals signed Johnny Peralta to a multi-year contract a couple of weeks back.  If you recall, Peralta was one of the players suspended for 50 games for using PED’s last season.  The Cardinals have taken a lot of heat for this signing.  Peralta will earn $50 million over the next 4...

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Questionnable Youth Leaders

December 10, 2013
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More and more youth athletic leagues are running into problems by hiring a coach and finding out later he has, or is, involved with unlawful behavior of juveniles.  Most of these leagues do background checks, but these individuals seem to be able to hide this behavior quite well.  With school systems hiring more and...

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Coaching Styles

December 9, 2013
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Since I once coached basketball, I find it interesting to watch other coaches’ behavior on the sidelines.  Nobody seems to sit on the bench any more.  They are constantly walking back and forth either in front of the bench or as far down the floor as referees allow.  For the most part, if you...

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New Basketball Schedule

December 6, 2013
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As you have noticed by now, the boys basketball schedule has changed the most and the girls somewhat.  The IHSAA was directed by a Title IX ruling that boys and girls schedules must be equal.  This means that girls get the same availability for weekend games as the boys do.  Since schedules are made...

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Title IX Revisited

December 5, 2013
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Title IX takes many forms in high school athletics.  The true meaning of the law states that there be no difference in the handling of male and female athletic programs.  Literally, this has not happened yet.  For one thing, high school girls’ teams don’t mind playing games during the week.  In fact, some of...

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Shooting Free Throws

December 4, 2013
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I know every basketball coach thinks he practices free throws more than he practices anything else.  From watching most games, something isn’t working!  Either coaches are not practicing free throws long enough or the players certainly are not listening to what is being instructed.  Anyone playing basketball beyond eighth grade should be able to...

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