6th Grade Girls Basketball

6th Grade Girls Basketball

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Wondering

United States

#1 Dec 15, 2008
Just wondering why the picture of the 6th Grade Girls Basketball team in last weeks paper only has the "A" team.
A Team

United States

#3 Dec 17, 2008
Because the B team isnt the team playing to win... In life there are winners and then those who help them practice.Unless Obama makes us all equal so nobodys feelings get hurt then well all be losers......YEAH for socialism
really

United States

#4 Dec 17, 2008
A Team wrote:
Because the B team isnt the team playing to win... In life there are winners and then those who help them practice.Unless Obama makes us all equal so nobodys feelings get hurt then well all be losers......YEAH for socialism
You are a JACKASS
RCMS

Joliet, IL

#5 Dec 17, 2008
Seems to me the 7th grade boys team has the same problem. You see the same kids sitting on the bench every game. Welcome to RC school sports sad but true.
old people suck

Elmhurst, IL

#7 Dec 17, 2008
you guys dont know shit about sports. Reed Custer is in it to win it, even if that means making little kids cry
really

United States

#8 Dec 17, 2008
old people suck wrote:
you guys dont know shit about sports. Reed Custer is in it to win it, even if that means making little kids cry
Yeah well the sad thing is....sometimes they choose the wrong kids to sit the bench!!! They are not winning with the little coaches pets playing all the time!!! They better choose another avenue if they want to "win"
JMO

Lockport, IL

#9 Dec 18, 2008
The whole sports program from middle school on up is a joke, it's always been that way play certain kids while the other ones sit, it' funny that it's so intense I mean we don't exactly have a high percentage of kids turning proffessional now do we. Certainly not worth the principles they're teaching our kids lack of teamwork, self-esteem etc. if they gave some kids a chance and worked with them a little more they might be surprised. I do think this problem is all over not just at RC.
really

United States

#10 Dec 18, 2008
JMO wrote:
The whole sports program from middle school on up is a joke, it's always been that way play certain kids while the other ones sit, it' funny that it's so intense I mean we don't exactly have a high percentage of kids turning proffessional now do we. Certainly not worth the principles they're teaching our kids lack of teamwork, self-esteem etc. if they gave some kids a chance and worked with them a little more they might be surprised. I do think this problem is all over not just at RC.
So true, and have you noticed the low number of kids that are going out for sports now in high school.....Gee do you think it could be because of the way they were treated in middle school??? Have you noticed that Wilmington always subs there younger kids in and out... and then look at how they play sports in high school....they are usually winners because they tried to teach all the kids when they were younger.... so sad here at RC.
the coach is a joke

Morris, IL

#11 Dec 18, 2008
I agree the middle school sports coach is a major joke. When Mr Grace realizes that they don't pick the best kids to win- and they are picking the most popular kids- they won't be coach anymore.
It really sucks that small town politics are still at play here. Meaning- the kids who have more "important" so called parents in town get picked instead of kids who have obviuos talent above and beyond the kids who gets picked even for the B team???
gimme a break.
Wait till my kids in HS next year...
I can't.
the coach is a joke

Morris, IL

#12 Dec 18, 2008
really wrote:
<quoted text>So true, and have you noticed the low number of kids that are going out for sports now in high school.....Gee do you think it could be because of the way they were treated in middle school??? Have you noticed that Wilmington always subs there younger kids in and out... and then look at how they play sports in high school....they are usually winners because they tried to teach all the kids when they were younger.... so sad here at RC.
I couldn't agree more. I'm so glad my kid was mature enough to see above all the small town crap and raise above it and still want to try for sports next year in High School.
It's gonna be VERY interesting.
And I'm not a vengeful person- but I have half a mind to go back to that middle school coach and say kiss my ass....
no better

United States

#13 Dec 18, 2008
the coach is a joke wrote:
I agree the middle school sports coach is a major joke. When Mr Grace realizes that they don't pick the best kids to win- and they are picking the most popular kids- they won't be coach anymore.
It really sucks that small town politics are still at play here. Meaning- the kids who have more "important" so called parents in town get picked instead of kids who have obviuos talent above and beyond the kids who gets picked even for the B team???
gimme a break.
Wait till my kids in HS next year...
I can't.
it is no better is high school, it's all who you are and who you know.
B Team Parent

Channahon, IL

#14 Dec 18, 2008
When my daughter was on the B volleyball team I could not understand why it was mandatory for the B Team to be at A team games to support them but the A Team girls could leave and not stay to support the B Team. That just proved to the B Team that they were second class citizens.
Old School

Manteno, IL

#15 Dec 19, 2008
no better wrote:
<quoted text>
it is no better is high school, it's all who you are and who you know.
Not always. It's hard to play favorites in individual sports like wrestling and track in high school. And both individual sports at Reed-Custer have been very successful in recent years if I recall correctly. If your child is a good athlete, tell them to compete in wrestling or track. They don't cut and everyone gets a fair chance to participate, something not always true in team sports.
stop it all ready

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 22, 2008
When are you people going to understand school sports are not the rec leagues anymore.If jr or princess are not good enough to start or play much you just have to get over it.
really

Lockport, IL

#17 Dec 22, 2008
stop it all ready wrote:
When are you people going to understand school sports are not the rec leagues anymore.If jr or princess are not good enough to start or play much you just have to get over it.
Sorry....but all the little pets that do start are NOT GOOD ENOUGH to start. Which coaches butt are you up all the time to make sure your kid plays??? You know as well as the rest of us it is not always about talent but about how much a parent will kiss ass and follow their kids around to make sure they play. Or, are you one of the 25 "volunteer" coaches that follow the football team and real coaches around looking like a fool on the sidelines during a football game?? I don't even have a kid in football and laugh at that!!! As stated before....how many are going to be a professional athlete after graduation....I think we all know the answer to that. Maybe if some of the kids that had talent that were over looked when they were smaller because of not having a parent like you (up the coaches ass)... and chose not to play anymore because of parents like you we would have more winning teams around here and maybe, just maybe a chance moving on to something bigger and better.
Panther mom

United States

#18 Dec 22, 2008
stop it all ready wrote:
When are you people going to understand school sports are not the rec leagues anymore.If jr or princess are not good enough to start or play much you just have to get over it.
You're right school sports are not recreational. However, if a coach or school wants only the players he or she thinks are "good enough" on their teams then they should hold tryouts and cut the ones they feel aren't up to par. This was not the case with the 7th grade boys basketball team. The coach CHOSE to keep everyone on the roster so he should coach EVERYONE!
Old Coach

Manteno, IL

#19 Dec 22, 2008
What is worse: cutting a child from a sports team or keeping him/her on the team knowing he/she may play very little?

I had a player years ago who I wanted to put into a game but the player told me he was nervous and scared. So rather than embarrass him, I asked if he wanted in and he said no. Overbearing Daddy confronted me after the game and asked why his son didn't get into the game. I told him to ask his son. By the way, the player THANKED me for not putting him in and said he would practice more to feel ready next time. Gee, I wonder where the real problem was???!!! If you ask a player who he thinks are the best players on the team, the player is usually more honestly correct than the parents' choices. See a pattern here?
what a joke

United States

#20 Dec 22, 2008
HIGH school sports are no better , you have dads up coaches rears so their kid will play or dad will volunteer free to coach high school sports so their kid will get to play when they shouldn't. Just look in the dugouts during basesball ,look on the side line during football. You even have dads that get on the school board for their kids .lets see if these parents stay on the school board when their kids are not in high school anymore. They are nothing but coach leaches . Parents should not be allowed to help coach at high school level ,set in the stands were you belong . Stop being coach leaches
Panther mom

United States

#21 Dec 22, 2008
Old Coach wrote:
What is worse: cutting a child from a sports team or keeping him/her on the team knowing he/she may play very little?
I had a player years ago who I wanted to put into a game but the player told me he was nervous and scared. So rather than embarrass him, I asked if he wanted in and he said no. Overbearing Daddy confronted me after the game and asked why his son didn't get into the game. I told him to ask his son. By the way, the player THANKED me for not putting him in and said he would practice more to feel ready next time. Gee, I wonder where the real problem was???!!! If you ask a player who he thinks are the best players on the team, the player is usually more honestly correct than the parents' choices. See a pattern here?
From a parents view, having my son cut from the team would have been better. I then would not be spending my time and money to attend games that my child does not even participate in! If my son even got to play a little I may feel different but there are many many games where as many as five players NEVER even step foot on the court! Yes, some kids are better players than others. Anyone can see that but it doesn't matter if the starters are making mistakes, tired or even hurt,as I have witnessed, they still play the entire game. If the boys didn't want to play as the child you stated earlier did not then fine you handled the situation correctly but I have seen with my own eyes some of these boys literally BEG the coach to put them in only to be told that they are allowed to play only once the outcome of the game has been determined! As for the players point of view, well I can only speak for my son but I know he would have rather have been cut. At least then he would have the oppurtunity to try out for a different activity where he might get more hands on time.
wondering

Chicago, IL

#22 Dec 23, 2008
Just who are you talking about?

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