Understanding Brookland Basketball

Understanding Brookland Basketball

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Its Me

Blytheville, AR

#1 Jan 26, 2010
You tell me....If you have a basketball team and alot of kids dont play much...And you move up two more 7th graders that are terrible as it is...To a team that as a pretty deep bench....I have no clue what this guys Philosophy is even if he has one.....He needs a Role Model .....to learn to be a coach........
guest44

Lake City, AR

#2 Jan 27, 2010
Its Me wrote:
You tell me....If you have a basketball team and alot of kids dont play much...And you move up two more 7th graders that are terrible as it is...To a team that as a pretty deep bench....I have no clue what this guys Philosophy is even if he has one.....He needs a Role Model .....to learn to be a coach........
Well, I guess it must be contagious because the elementary coach ain't much better. I went to see my nephew play every home game and I was beyond amazed at his coach's style of coaching. Some players were allowed to make the same mistakes over and over and over and over and over again (one kid walked 13 times and was never taken out or even told "hey, stop doing that." The kids sitting on the bench were better players than the ones who played all the time. He played the same ones and they made the same mistakes. It was like watching the same ball game every week. I kept thinking he might try something else, but it was literally like watching a rerun every week.
guest43

Lake City, AR

#3 Jan 27, 2010
in 1998, the entire senior high girls basketball team scheduled a meeting with the superintendent to discuss some issues with their coach. to this meeting, they all brought their uniforms. long story short, they respectfully told him to do something about it, or they would all turn in their uniforms (and each one was 100% willing to do it). it wasn't perfect after that, but it was a lot better.
bearcat parent

Houston, TX

#4 Jan 27, 2010
there is only one 7th grader on the JR high team and i have been to every game except tuckerman away. Honestly, he has shown he deserves to be there. Hustles, encourageages team members, plays hard, keeps his head in the game..just becuase he is a 7th grader doesnt mean he does not deserve a chance. it should be about player ability and not the grade which i think the coach has noticed that.
wannabes

Manila, AR

#5 Jan 27, 2010
I am amazed at all the coaching talent that Brookland has in their bleachers. One would'nt think Brookland would even need a "coach", when the school is so blessed to have them in the stands. Maybe the administration could save some money by firing the coaches, and letting these wannabe coaches "volunteer." I'm sure they could turn the programs around! Let the players PLAY, let the coaches COACH, and let the fans be fans.
Its Me

Blytheville, AR

#6 Jan 27, 2010
Ok well you dont listen I didnt say anything about the one thats on it now...He deserves to be but the two he brought up does not.......no he cut a boy in tryouts thats is ten times better than either one of the two he brought up to play........No clue if he has a clue.......
Its Me

Blytheville, AR

#7 Jan 27, 2010
wannabes wrote:
I am amazed at all the coaching talent that Brookland has in their bleachers. One would'nt think Brookland would even need a "coach", when the school is so blessed to have them in the stands. Maybe the administration could save some money by firing the coaches, and letting these wannabe coaches "volunteer." I'm sure they could turn the programs around! Let the players PLAY, let the coaches COACH, and let the fans be fans.
I agree but the coach doesnt coach..........
Parent

Lubbock, TX

#8 Jan 27, 2010
wannabes wrote:
I am amazed at all the coaching talent that Brookland has in their bleachers. One would'nt think Brookland would even need a "coach", when the school is so blessed to have them in the stands. Maybe the administration could save some money by firing the coaches, and letting these wannabe coaches "volunteer." I'm sure they could turn the programs around! Let the players PLAY, let the coaches COACH, and let the fans be fans.
We have a wannabe now. Sometimes I think we would be better off with a volunteer. Besides, the admin saved some money when they hired one wannabe instead of two COACHES. A coach is not coaching by sitting on the bench when someone makes a mistake shaking his head. Get up and do the job. If the coach would coach there would be nothing to try and figure out. Maybe he just does not have the knowledge yet. Maybe they will hire a good head coach for him to work under for a while and he will be a good assitant and coach later in his life. A head coaching job is a tough first coaching job to have in any school.
Parent

Lubbock, TX

#9 Jan 27, 2010
guest43 wrote:
in 1998, the entire senior high girls basketball team scheduled a meeting with the superintendent to discuss some issues with their coach. to this meeting, they all brought their uniforms. long story short, they respectfully told him to do something about it, or they would all turn in their uniforms (and each one was 100% willing to do it). it wasn't perfect after that, but it was a lot better.
Lots of things have changed since then. It is hard to get anything done due to the teachers union and the state that says you can not get rid of a coach because of his record. You have to build a case from other things that are going on.
someone

Lubbock, TX

#10 Jan 27, 2010
wannabes wrote:
I am amazed at all the coaching talent that Brookland has in their bleachers. One would'nt think Brookland would even need a "coach", when the school is so blessed to have them in the stands. Maybe the administration could save some money by firing the coaches, and letting these wannabe coaches "volunteer." I'm sure they could turn the programs around! Let the players PLAY, let the coaches COACH, and let the fans be fans.
What is wrong with the parents and fans being concerned about the program? If it is going to get better then someone has to let it be known that the current fix is not a good one. If he was coaching then there would be lots less room for complaining. They don't even practice enough to get together as a team because he shows up lae or not at all.
Bearcat Fan

Lubbock, TX

#11 Jan 27, 2010
Its Me wrote:
You tell me....If you have a basketball team and alot of kids dont play much...And you move up two more 7th graders that are terrible as it is...To a team that as a pretty deep bench....I have no clue what this guys Philosophy is even if he has one.....He needs a Role Model .....to learn to be a coach........
Once again the coach shows his lack of faith in his Jr High team, "his" ability to raise their moral as well as his lack of abilty to use the talent he currently has. Another thing that is quite humorus is his lack of abilty to control some of his players in the locker room. You have some that talk back and disrespect him as a adult in front of the entire team then he goes right back out there and allows him to play almost the entire 2nd half of the game, what do you think that says to the rest of the team???? It definately doesnt scream you need to respect me or you wont play. Looks like we are at the point where he can'teach respect let alone coach bb!!! I dont see any moral in any of the boys at this point.
Bearcat Fan

Lubbock, TX

#12 Jan 27, 2010
wannabes wrote:
I am amazed at all the coaching talent that Brookland has in their bleachers. One would'nt think Brookland would even need a "coach", when the school is so blessed to have them in the stands. Maybe the administration could save some money by firing the coaches, and letting these wannabe coaches "volunteer." I'm sure they could turn the programs around! Let the players PLAY, let the coaches COACH, and let the fans be fans.
I am pretty sure of two things, the school would save money and at this point the program wouldnt be any worse off than it is now.
discouraged parent

Houston, TX

#13 Jan 28, 2010
i have heard that next year jacobs will be the Sr high coach and a JR high coach is going to be hired. true or not? we will see. But i do know that several JR players are ready to quit and have said will not play for him next year. the future of the brookland bb program is in trouble if it remains under this current coach unless drastic changes are not made. I suggest all who have concerns should write or speak to the administration about our concerns. While its good vent our frustations here, it does not help the program or our kids that are involved. Lets all take action to make a better difference. I do not propose the current coach to be fired unless he does not have capacity to understand that a change has to be made.
bdhamil

Chaska, MN

#14 Jan 28, 2010
Why don't all you at brookland stand behind your coach?????? its his first year, you can't expect to win everygame with a first year coach. First of all, parents should stay out of the business, your kids first must have a little talent and the willingness to learn. Stay on the sidelines and cheer, that gives everyone a boost. Lastly, you can keep firing coaches,and as the word gets around, you won't be able to attract anyone. Keep the faith,the coach will if given time to turn it around....good luck bearcats
Bearcat Parent

Lubbock, TX

#15 Jan 28, 2010
bdhamil wrote:
Why don't all you at brookland stand behind your coach?????? its his first year, you can't expect to win everygame with a first year coach. First of all, parents should stay out of the business, your kids first must have a little talent and the willingness to learn. Stay on the sidelines and cheer, that gives everyone a boost. Lastly, you can keep firing coaches,and as the word gets around, you won't be able to attract anyone. Keep the faith,the coach will if given time to turn it around....good luck bearcats
Have you even been to a game and watched? It is his first year for sure and we don't expect to WIN every game but we do expect to be competitive in the ones we should and WIN the ones we should. We also expect to see some improvement and especially some interest by him in building and/or rebuilding the program which is seen in his actions on the floor during games and his practice philosophy and the respect shown to him by his players. I am so sick of people saying Brookland Kids Have No Talent. How in the world do you expect the kids to play hard for you when they are told and hear they have no talent. Plus he is not sure if they have a willingness to learn if he does not push them in a PRACTICE or do more in PRACTICE than scrimmage. The Jr high team is easily 10 players or more deep and have shown that by him starting a different 5 several times this year. What he needs to do is take the talent he has and PRACTICE with it and the others will get better also. You can't just stand around and wait for it to happen. And lastly, they did not have anyone apply last time which is why we are where we're at now. I don't blame him for taking the job, I am sure he wanted to get out of West Helena and back closer to his home town.
VooDoo

Georgetown, TX

#16 Apr 20, 2010
Mikie Slater quit running your mouth. You down every coach at the school behind a screen name. Too big of a puss to go to one of them and say something.
bearcat parent

Russellville, AR

#17 Jul 9, 2010
we have a hell of a coach now.. bobby gross has already done more in weeks than Jacob could have ever done in years. in fact, the no talent team he that he told the players last year, just beat his 5A GCT jr boys. hows that for no talent. I say the coach has NO talent or CLASS. good ridence!!!!
Parent

Lubbock, TX

#18 Jul 9, 2010
Sounds like a good start to the camps for the year. Hopefully they can keep it up through the season. Any idea on how the Sr. boys may be?
Bearcat dad

United States

#19 Oct 8, 2010
what i hear...scrappy..but they still have alot to work on ...but now having an experienced coach the boys are learning to play defense..and are expected to run an offense...not much size...still learning to play as a team...but they are getting better eveyday in pract. Coach Gross definately expects alot out of his team..He is also working with the new 4th-6th grade coach to make sure these boys are getting the proper basics and fundimentals so they will be better prepared for 7th and jr high...wich is the only truely way to build a solid program...season almost here..we can tell more then.
Alum

Dallas, TX

#20 Oct 19, 2010
Brookland is small enough that politics play a pretty big role in sports. There isn't enough money to bring in any pro coaches. Lol. Anytime someone is in contact with players families and friends constantly, they will try and please everyone

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