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  1. NEW UIL FOOTBALL DISTRICTS

    Well, at least it isn't as easy as their volleyball district
  2. Are you having a track meet at East Chambers this year?  This is Coach Holder formerly of H-F. Im at West Hardin

    1. JSnipes

      JSnipes

      Hey Coach!!! How are you? I thought I saw you there when we went and played volleyball. Yes, we are hosting on March 29th. My guess is you guys are going to H-D that week, but if you want in let me know.

      jsnipes@eastchambers.net

    2. BigDawg77

      BigDawg77

      We are but I appreciate it!! Good luck this year!

  3. I have been coaching for twelve years (not all that long) and I have coached both boys and girls. I'll give my thoughts to some of this: 1) Today isn't 20, 30, 40, etc. years ago. We, as a society, are not the same in our work ethic, submission to authority, or respect to authority. When I was growing up and played sports you did things because you were told to. I'm sure it was the same thing for most you on this board. Students and athletes of today want to know the "why". For example, anyone can take an athlete and do a workout with them that will make them exhausted, but is it productive to the sport in which they are playing? I have found if they understand the why, most will give all that they have. Kids want to be good and successful. 2) Respect is not given very much anymore. Respect is earned. It doesn't matter if we, as an older generation, like that or not; it's how a great majority of this generation operates. If you love and respect your athletes, they will love and respect you back. Then, at that time, you can teach them to automatically love and respect people. Believe the best in others and not the worst and how you view the world may change. 3) When it comes to yelling, that can't be the only way or even the majority of the way you speak to kids. I don't know anyone that would like to get yelled at all the time. Would you want to stay at a job where your boss is screaming at you all the time? Of course not. You may stay because you need to provide for your family, but you would prefer a different atmosphere.  4) What is the purpose of the yelling/screaming? Are you jumping on the athlete because they didn't do something right that they have been taught and it cost the team? Are you yelling/screaming to try and fire them up (you have to know your athlete to implement this)? Or, are you yelling and screaming because you do not know what else to do or say? What is the temperament/passion of the coach? I'm pretty sure every coach has yelled for all of the reasons; I know I have. However, the older I have become the more I have seen coaching is continuous teaching in practice and competition. Sure, I yell and jump on my kids, but they usually respond better when I don't. No one is trying to mess up and make a mistake. Let me also say, this is a continuous aspect for me to work on because I love winning 5) Boys and girls are different. Most boys get fired up and play hard when you jump on them and challenge them. Most girls shut down. Again, you have to know your athlete and know what makes them tick. The last thing you want to do is something that makes them shut down. Then that hurts them and the team. It's like the old saying, "they will not care how much you know until they know how much you care." When your athletes know you genuinely love and care about them, there is more freedom on how you speak to them because they know you aren't trying to hurt them in any way and, when you yell, it's your passion of the sport overflowing.  6) I was a head coach at HF for six years. There were a lot of pro's, the main one being the kids are fantastic.   
  4. Super Gold Football Awards

    Is there a link for all the awards anywhere?
  5. Jimbo fisher is now an Aggie

    Well, Sumlin did it with another coaches recruits at A&M. Jimbo won a national championship and played in the college playoff with his own recruits. Had the starting QB not been injured this year their only loses are probably Alabama and Clemson (possibly BC with the way they played, who knows how they would have played with Fancios). Time will tell how successful he is. It's a great hire, we will see if it works out. Same thing should be said about Tom Herman (his coaching record has declined every year). I personally think he is a good coach and will do well at UT, but time will tell. He won at UH with another coaches recruits. I can't stand UT, but I'm not going to sit here and act like it wasn't a good hire last year because I don't like them. Jimbo being hired is a great hire. There isn't a better coach on the market to be had, not even close.  Just my opinion though
  6. Looking for a track meet on April 5th. If anyone knows of one, please let me know. TIA
  7. 2017 Houston Texans

    They have traded a lot of picks in the past to gain a lot of picks. I think they actually use their picks this year. Knowing the Browns they will just give their picks to someone else. 
  8. 2017 Houston Texans

    Won't matter, the Browns have the Texans first and second round picks. Looks like the Browns may have two top five picks in both rounds.
  9. Realignment

    Hopefully this happens.
  10. Realignment

    WOS turned in 580 last time and the cutoff was 479 to be in 3A. Maybe that number comes up to 489 or 499 (just a guess). Can't imagine WOS lost that much but we shall see. OF is one to watch and see if they drop. They were 494 last go around.
  11. District 21-4A 9/26 Updates

    I don't like it either. I don't like it when more than half a district makes the playoffs. I know they couldn't have done this, but with four teams going to the playoffs I would like to see districts have at least eight teams. I liked it at three teams, gave you a reward for winning district.
  12. We, East Chambers, are looking for one team for our Varsity Volleyball Tournament on August 10th and 12th, we had a team drop out today. Please contact Coach Baker at kbaker@eastchambers.net if interested. Thank you!
  13. Every track meet we have attended this year has been 10+ teams. A lot of schools are either choosing to not host a meet, don't have a track, or their track is not in condition to host a meet. 
  14. 2017 Houston Astros

    I'm excited for the season. I'm not as big on the additions of Aoki and Reddick as most people. One of the two would have been a huge upgrade over the others guys that were playing there, but I don't like the idea of Gattis sitting so much. He could be your DH and Beltran could play LF in that park. I guess it's good to have four people fighting for those spots though. The one thing I have learned being a Houston sports fan for my entire life, seasons that begin with high hopes usually don't turn out very well.
  15. PNG Colors

    As a PNG graduate and a teacher/coach, I have no problem with adding grey and/or black to a color scheme. However, when grey or black (which I say are good accent colors if they aren't part of your school colors) become your primary color and they aren't your school colors, it becomes an issue.