Belfry Youth Basketball League

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Concerned

Panther, WV

#1 Feb 12, 2013
I am very concerned at the state of the youth league at Belfry. The kids are so far behind other leagues that is is pitiful. How can the high school team thrive if the children aren't being instructed properly in this league. My problem is not with the coached but with the rules. You are not allowd to play defense past the three pointline and they don't keep score. How can you teach a child to try harder when you always tell them that a tie is good enough. Also, there are so many double dribbles and walks that it is pitiful. Nothing is called by the ref(yes ref not refs). At least call it and explain to the child what they are doing wrong. I want nothing but the best for our kids and would love for them to excel, but its going to take some major changes for this league.
Parent

Winchester, KY

#2 Feb 12, 2013
Concerned wrote:
I am very concerned at the state of the youth league at Belfry. The kids are so far behind other leagues that is is pitiful. How can the high school team thrive if the children aren't being instructed properly in this league. My problem is not with the coached but with the rules. You are not allowd to play defense past the three pointline and they don't keep score. How can you teach a child to try harder when you always tell them that a tie is good enough. Also, there are so many double dribbles and walks that it is pitiful. Nothing is called by the ref(yes ref not refs). At least call it and explain to the child what they are doing wrong. I want nothing but the best for our kids and would love for them to excel, but its going to take some major changes for this league.
I agree!!!
Another parent

Danville, KY

#3 Feb 12, 2013
My son will not participate in this league after this year, unless major changes occur. The league is a total joke. In my opinion, new leadership is desperately needed in the league. I thought the league was down when the Mays ran it, but boy was i wrong. At least last year the teams played more than a handful of games and two refs were present at all times.
Coach

Wheelwright, KY

#4 Feb 15, 2013
I coach in the league...the main problem is that every dollar that is made goes straight to the high school football team....they don't care about the kids or even if they play all of there games....gate money and concession is what they want so the football team gets there money....they don't want basketball to succeed....
christian

Charleston, WV

#5 Feb 15, 2013
Coach wrote:
I coach in the league...the main problem is that every dollar that is made goes straight to the high school football team....they don't care about the kids or even if they play all of there games....gate money and concession is what they want so the football team gets there money....they don't want basketball to succeed....
I agree with you coach, just don't understand why a school puts so much into football and not basketball!! Most kids that can play football and win championships can do the same with basketball!! My son plays in the league and I can't believe they don't have the kids playing for championships!!! From what I understand they don't even receive trophies!!! Some kids put their heart and sole in basketball for what??? A school that doesn't even care!!!
Coach

Wheelwright, KY

#6 Feb 16, 2013
Belfry will never be a basketball school...they will never be anything but football.....they get no support from the staff and not much from the community....money for football is all that matters...they take from every sport from preschool to the 12th grade to give to football....they need to start at the top and replace everybody....
Get Real

Lenore, WV

#7 Feb 18, 2013
If you have problems with the b-ball league take your complaints to the people in charge of it or the head b-ball coach at the school. Only an IDIOT would make the accusations that the football team takes $$$$ from all the other sports programs, what sport bails out all the other teams when they are in the hole at the end of the year?? FOOTBALL. I would hate think how much money from the football team has been used to pay other sports bills. If you want to know just where money from the youth b-ball league goes stop by & ask the principal....I doubt that you just want to spread false rumors. If you really do COACH in the league I sure am glad my kids would NEVER play for you. Take you complaints to the people in charge & quit slandering good people. I would really like to know how the football team keeps the b-ball team from succeeding??
Coach

Wheelwright, KY

#8 Feb 18, 2013
Your kid must play football.......I have went to the principal and to the people that run the program and I get nothing.....your right iam glad your kid don't play cause parents like you think that football is life...go cheer on the out of state kids.....maybe you are out of state......
parent

Irvine, KY

#9 Feb 19, 2013
I am parent with a son that plays both ways and have coached both football and basketball. From what I have learned or figured out is the football program from K-12th has some of the best coachs and people that are over it or in contact with it in so form. Basketball could be great but they have to have a high school coach that is worried about the K-12th. In football everyone plays in the youth teams, basketball only a couple that are asskissers(parents) or have money. Neither one of those wins championships. The youth basketball is bad, no practice one game on sunday. Tell me how any child can get any better. Back before the middle school we had 6 or 7 grade schools K-8. I know they had an A,B, and C teams. so this would just about cover any child that would play. Maybe the high school could get coach Haywood to retire from football then rehire him to coach basketball. LOL good luck with this sucky basketball league.
Coach

Wheelwright, KY

#10 Feb 19, 2013
I agree with you parent......like I said before they need to start at the top and fire everybody that deals with basketball and hire someone that cares about basketball and the kids instead of money....other schools are passing up belfry in basketball...belfry has kids walking the hallway that could beat the ones that play.....time for a change from top to bottom......I think bill mike runyon or frankie smith would want the job.....bobby varney from phelps would be a good one...anything is better....there would be alot of good coaches want the job...
Get Real

Lenore, WV

#11 Feb 19, 2013
Coach wrote:
Your kid must play football.......I have went to the principal and to the people that run the program and I get nothing.....your right iam glad your kid don't play cause parents like you think that football is life...go cheer on the out of state kids.....maybe you are out of state......
You would be surprised just who I am.....just because it shows up Williamson thats not where I live.
Get Real

Lenore, WV

#12 Feb 19, 2013
parent wrote:
I am parent with a son that plays both ways and have coached both football and basketball. From what I have learned or figured out is the football program from K-12th has some of the best coachs and people that are over it or in contact with it in so form. Basketball could be great but they have to have a high school coach that is worried about the K-12th. In football everyone plays in the youth teams, basketball only a couple that are asskissers(parents) or have money. Neither one of those wins championships. The youth basketball is bad, no practice one game on sunday. Tell me how any child can get any better. Back before the middle school we had 6 or 7 grade schools K-8. I know they had an A,B, and C teams. so this would just about cover any child that would play. Maybe the high school could get coach Haywood to retire from football then rehire him to coach basketball. LOL good luck with this sucky basketball league.
Agree with 99.9% except the retirement part!!!! Peace out
Coach

Wheelwright, KY

#13 Feb 19, 2013
I bet I would be surprised......so tell me........your right on some things you say but not all......I love football just as much as basketball.....we need a change.....belfry could dominate in all sports with the right coaches and support.....
Jude

Logan, WV

#14 Feb 19, 2013
Coach wrote:
I agree with you parent......like I said before they need to start at the top and fire everybody that deals with basketball and hire someone that cares about basketball and the kids instead of money....other schools are passing up belfry in basketball...belfry has kids walking the hallway that could beat the ones that play.....time for a change from top to bottom......I think bill mike runyon or frankie smith would want the job.....bobby varney from phelps would be a good one...anything is better....there would be alot of good coaches want the job...
All the $$$$ doesn't go to football, it goes to boosters, which is controlled by football.

You also have other people with their own gym running a league but them dictating what happens in this league.

It has been posted many time before but I'll post it again. No one is going to take this job that has any basketball sense or knows about Belfry.
Runyon isn't.

Smith, maybe to get close to home but I doubt it.

Varney? He is more hated than Pike Central's very own John Chapman by the Belfry football staff and administration.

To be honest none of them will do better than Casey, the community or school simply does not support basketball.

Your next coach if Casey leaves?

Eric Rash
Derek Rash
Brody Justice
Boo Hager
Kevin Deskins
Mark Thompson

Your getting one of those, so deal with it. The Rashs run the youth sports programs anyway, cause $$$$$ talks and bullcrap walks.
Coach

Wheelwright, KY

#15 Feb 20, 2013
Your right jude.........the reason why varney is hated by the staff is because he is a basketball man....and him or bill mike runyon along with frankie smith would build a power house.....the football staff don't want that...they just want football to be great......thats why they like casey so well......he doesn't do anything to make football look bad......he has had some good teams but if it comes to coaching they lose every time.....money does talk big time at belfry.......bottom line is that anybody who can coach will not be a basketball coach at belfry.......its the worst basketball job in the county......maybe in the state.....
BIG RED

Cynthiana, KY

#16 Feb 20, 2013
Coach wrote:
Your right jude.........the reason why varney is hated by the staff is because he is a basketball man....and him or bill mike runyon along with frankie smith would build a power house.....the football staff don't want that...they just want football to be great......thats why they like casey so well......he doesn't do anything to make football look bad......he has had some good teams but if it comes to coaching they lose every time.....money does talk big time at belfry.......bottom line is that anybody who can coach will not be a basketball coach at belfry.......its the worst basketball job in the county......maybe in the state.....
Didn't Belfry hire David Hatfield to coach their basketball team several years ago? This same David Hatfield led the Williamson Wolfpack to three state championships! He was going to take Belfry basketball to the top. Everyone wearing red and white was excited. Belfry basketball would never be the same!!!! Hatfield was a proven winner, a great championship caliber coach. He had done it across the Tug, so surely he could do it in Pond Creek! Belfry basketball finally got their man! Only to find out when they got their man, things really didn't change. You can hire Smith, Bill Mike Runyon, Kelly Wells, Rick Pitino or whoever you want and this does not mean your going to change the Pirate basketball into a championships caliber program. Coach Hatfield is a legend, yet he could not change the state of Belfry basketball. You can change coaches every year but the facts are the facts. Belfry was, is and will continue to be a football school and you can't change that.
your daddy

Kermit, WV

#17 Mar 7, 2013
BIG RED wrote:
<quoted text> Didn't Belfry hire David Hatfield to coach their basketball team several years ago? This same David Hatfield led the Williamson Wolfpack to three state championships! He was going to take Belfry basketball to the top. Everyone wearing red and white was excited. Belfry basketball would never be the same!!!! Hatfield was a proven winner, a great championship caliber coach. He had done it across the Tug, so surely he could do it in Pond Creek! Belfry basketball finally got their man! Only to find out when they got their man, things really didn't change. You can hire Smith, Bill Mike Runyon, Kelly Wells, Rick Pitino or whoever you want and this does not mean your going to change the Pirate basketball into a championships caliber program. Coach Hatfield is a legend, yet he could not change the state of Belfry basketball. You can change coaches every year but the facts are the facts. Belfry was, is and will continue to be a football school and you can't change that.
Well said you can't change it but it could be better than it is Randy is a good friend of mine but things could be better.
Parent

Inez, KY

#18 Mar 19, 2013
I have a son who plays most little league sports every year basketball football baseball and this basketball season when I signed him up and paid the fee the coach called one time to ask what size he wore and said ge would call back about practice since I was not the one who answered the phone that day I wasn't able to learn Gus name well we waited and waited days went by weeks for him to call back and never did by the time I realized something was odd his number was already erased from my caller id I know for sure whoever he was he never called back because both of my numbers were listed I have voicemail and caller ID even without a msg I would have returned call to a number I didn't know anyway I noticed they were already having basketball games from other parents talking and asked around to find out who I could contact to find out why my child never got a call back no one either knew anything helpful or pointed ms in the wrong direction and gave me the run around I called the middle and highschool left messages for different people explaining what was going on and no one had the decency to even call me back ...i finally threw my hands up with up it, it just bothers me that my son missed out on a whole season and gets upset about not getting to play... I don't know what happened with this coach why he never called back if he quit or what but I feel very disrespected! They can keep their 25 dollars and my son can go somewhere else to play!
coal miner

Logan, WV

#19 Apr 4, 2013
You people are going on about stuff that has always been going on here live with it this is the way it is it don't matter who the high school coach it's still going to be the same now that Randy is gone it will be the same next year and you will be on here again giving the next guy hell.

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