Barboursville Youth Football

Barboursville Youth Football

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hmmmm

Ardsley, NY

#2 Aug 28, 2012
concerned wrote:
1What is happening to Barboursville Youth Football League?
How so?
concerned_55

Huntington, WV

#3 Aug 28, 2012
when did youth sport leagues forget about the well being of the kids. how come your board members dont know the rules and bi-laws. has the board members looked at their league lately. wheres the players and chearleaders? wheres the parents that use to support the league. how come the feild is so empty now. the board members need to look at these facts
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Done

Ardsley, NY

#5 Aug 28, 2012
All u hear on hear are people blaming the board! Y don't the parents start taking some responsibility for their actions. Yes the board isn't the best! Do they know the rules and By-Laws, no not all of them. Who puts the board in year after year? The parents!
Then u hear about how bad the coaches are. Who votes the coaches in? The board votes the coaches in. We're all the right coaches put in this year, NO! That is why the president stepped down last year. It has become a continuos battle over who has done what wrong.
The bottom line is that the kids are the ones who are suffering. Now there are 11 kids that don't have a team. Not because of the board or because of coaches but because of parents.
Yes conditioning is hard but when you only have 13 kids and they are playing a full hour of Iron man football at the age of 9, yes 9 years old, you want them to be able to hold up during a game. Yes a little more praise could of been given, but that is when you as a parent step in and explain to your child that some people just don't give out positive attention enough and you make up for it on the side line and at home.
If anything is gonna change at BYFL then it comes down to the parents to step up at the end of the year and volunteer for a board position. Let the parents vote them in then when a coach puts their name in the box to coach, make sure the rules and guidelines are followed and coaches that praise the kids, know the sport, and want to be there for all the kids, not just their own are voted in and maybe things will change.
Until this happens you need to address you problems to the current board and coaches ( away from the kids) and let these kids know that they are the reason all of us parents have been out at the field every night.
Bottom line is as a parent your not always gonna get to choose your kids coach, teacher, wife, or boss. I try as a parent to explain to my child that they need to do the best that they can and understand that some people are just Stupid! So now 11 kids don't get to play football because people want to sit on Topix and voice their opinion instead of talking like Normal civilized adults!
c team parent

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2012
Yes we as parents voted in the board but non of us parents voted in the president of this board. She was no where to be seen last night. By allowing her to write in a name for a coach that never even signed up to coach c team is not right so therefore yes i do blame the board. No parents were contacted about this change in the president position and we have never been allowed say on who coaches. I think that all parents should be given a list of everyone that is being considered to coach our boys. I do agree that to make a change more and different parents need to get involved but does it matter now? Too much is kept secret and the board doesnt want parents to know certain things. Im upset because of the lack of communication. Noone from the board has or will address the parents of c team unless it is something as trivial as where you can smoke. Someone from the board needs to step up and let the parents know what is going on with the team do not just talk to the coaches. Are they afraid of the controversy? Probably but it may keep down some of the unnecessary talk and confusion. Let the parents know what is going on. None of the coaches even addressed all the parents. They only chose to speak to a select few about what was going on last night. Everyone else was waiting for another parent to tell them and we all know how that goes.
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cmhs fan

Saint Albans, WV

#8 Aug 29, 2012
So what happenend last night??? Another issue with the C-team. My son plays on the E-team and we have great coaches and are doing great sad to hear that c-team is having so many problems!! Wish we could all work together and make the league great again!!! Hope this all works out
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fan

Wooster, OH

#11 Aug 29, 2012
What happened did they fold?
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Team mom

Ardsley, NY

#15 Aug 29, 2012
Instead of addressing all of your concerns on "topix's" maybe you should attend an open board meeting.. Oh I forgot you'd have to show your FACE!!!
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c team parent

United States

#17 Aug 29, 2012
If we show our face at the OPEN board meeting will President herself or will she have second thoughts and cancel it
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c team parent

United States

#20 Aug 29, 2012
Parents are not told who the choice of coaches are, we are told this is who is coaching. As far as board members, I wish we were given the opportunity to vote for president. The c team scrimmaging against b team was only one or two parents and that was really a stupid move on that parents part. Too bad BYFL doesnt have at least one dependable board member that we could count on. Hopefully next year....looks to me like board members are running all the parents that are fed up with them out of the league so we dont have a chance to vote this season. Just saying......
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metallica

Canton, OH

#22 Aug 29, 2012
I told them in the past if they didn't start playing every kid in every game this is what will happen. I guess they didn't listen. All kids practice 8-10 hrs a week, but on Saturday only a handful would play.
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be a solution

Mineral Wells, WV

#25 Aug 29, 2012
Now the C Team is no more. These poor kids who were left will only be able to play football this year if they move up to B Team and play with kids twice there size that is if they even get to play at all. Everybody is trying to blame it on the parents that complained, however it is not the parents it is ultimatley the BOARD. The parents would not have been complaining had the coach been different for this team. The coach would have been differnt if the board or "certain" board members would have not put his butt in there. For the past couple of years people have been complaining and voicing there dislike for Randy. People are quiting and not signing up and who is still coaching Randy. Keep him in next year and see how many people sign up or quit. GET A CLUE BOARD MEMBERS AND GET HIM OUT BEFORE HE DESTROYS WHATS LEFT! These poor little boys who love football and just want to play and showed up to practice everyday to a coach who treated them like crap and now they get told sorry you have no team anymore, you can't play football unless you want to move up and play against kids twice your size and most likely sit on the sidelines watching them during the games.This should have never happened. For the board members to sit there and blame it all on a few parents is a joke. How come these few parents never had a problem before now. Never caused a problem until now? This league now only has a E, D and B team. How sad is that? How long will it be until they have NO TEAMS? Just a matter of time if parents dont get together and fix it. BE A SOLUTION, NOT A PROBLEM!
Midland

Huntington, WV

#26 Aug 29, 2012
If someone doesn't step in and take over this league from the current board there will be no league next year. Barboursville use to be the largest league in the area and they can't field all 5 teams. That is so very sad. When my son was there all 5 teams were full. It is pitiful that you have idiots for board members.
Fball mom

Ardsley, NY

#27 Aug 29, 2012
When is the next open board meeting? Let's get together & find a cure to this problem! Our kids are the most important & we want them happy.
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witness

Harrisville, WV

#29 Aug 30, 2012
Duh wrote:
Julie is the one who wrote Randy in. Cause he didn't get the D team. Hello!!!!
Absolutely true! With help from her buddy board members.
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cmhs fan

Saint Albans, WV

#34 Aug 30, 2012
Sad that parents and board can ruin little boys dreams of playing football!!!! ITS ABOUT THE KIDS NOT ADULTS!!!!! They need a coach to go out there I would be glad to do it, JUST FOR THE KIDS!!!!!
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Anonymous

Springfield, NJ

#36 Aug 30, 2012
One of the problems are the parents , they line the fields in their chairs all practice and sit and gossip. Go do something and let the coaches coach usually it's the parents complaining not the boys.Mommy and daddy wants little Johnny to be the hero.Guess what? Doesn't matter what they do as youths it's what they do in high school and after.
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ex-fan

Saint Albans, WV

#38 Aug 30, 2012
stupid phone
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itiswhatitis

Ardsley, NY

#40 Aug 30, 2012
OKafter reading the past posts i have seen that the board has been blamed, the coaches have been blamed, the parents have been blamed for the folding of a team. Well if the coach had been different would it have mattered,would more kids have played? No one knows for sure or if the board had been different people would that have changed the outcome. Who knows? You can talk about every situation and how things could have different and then again maybe they wouldn't have. But do you think the boys who know longer have a team care about could've, would've, should've. No they probably just care that they no longer have a football team.
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pride

Saint Albans, WV

#42 Aug 30, 2012
itiswhatitis wrote:
OKafter reading the past posts i have seen that the board has been blamed, the coaches have been blamed, the parents have been blamed for the folding of a team. Well if the coach had been different would it have mattered,would more kids have played? No one knows for sure or if the board had been different people would that have changed the outcome. Who knows? You can talk about every situation and how things could have different and then again maybe they wouldn't have. But do you think the boys who know longer have a team care about could've, would've, should've. No they probably just care that they no longer have a football team.
absolutely right, what else is there for the kids of B'ville to do? They have already had fall ball signups. Until Basketball starts you have 10 or 11 little boys playing too many video game and who knows what else. Feel so sorry for the boys.
VoiceofTruth

Ardsley, NY

#43 Aug 30, 2012
My children play for a different league and from an outside perspective.... Your parents are insane. Geeez, I hope the board, coaches, and other parents read this and laugh at you people.You act like you are in elementary school. Do you still pass notes when the teacher isn't looking?

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