Point coaches don't recruit athletes from student body.

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Parent

Point Pleasant, WV

#1 Oct 8, 2012
I know there are some real athletes not playing football. Why dont the coaching staff try to get these boys on the football field? Point needs all the studs they can get to be competitve in AAA.
duh

Charleston, WV

#2 Oct 8, 2012
They have a few they have to keep happy. They don't want anyone to show those few up, so they don't even try. The other kids know they probably won't get a fair shake, so why try. Same old PP it's always been.
Step Up

Gallipolis, OH

#3 Oct 8, 2012
There may be some validity to what you're saying. I went to Points Homecoming game against Brooke. I wasn't impressed with Points quarterback, then later found out he was a sophomore, and that his back-up is a freshman. Where are the mature upper classman? If you know a good athlete thats not playing, put their name on here, and what would make them an asset to the team. You never know, a coach may read this, and try to recruit them.
curious

Farmington, MI

#4 Oct 8, 2012
Where are you from step up? Do they do that at your school?
Step Up

Gallipolis, OH

#5 Oct 8, 2012
Curious, just replying to the original post. If the coaches don't recruit, or know that they have good athletes, point them out to the coaches.
football fan

Farmington, MI

#6 Oct 8, 2012
I think the young qb is doing a pretty good job considering he didn't play the position at all last yr. Point lost alot of leadership last yr and haven't quite found there way yet. Be interested how end of season and next year will go for this young team. Good Luck.Black Knights
It wont matter

Gallipolis, OH

#7 Oct 8, 2012
MY son played sports his whole life. He quit playing when he got to Middle School, and started to get in trouble. Nothing serious, just kid stuff. I think if he got back into sports that things would change. Last year we had a meeting with the Principal and I brought up trying to get back in football with Mr cottrill. I thought pressure from school and home might make my son change his mind. Mr. Cottrill had known my son was a good baseball player, but kind of snickered when I told him of my sons ability. Had an Asst. Football coach do the same thing. I guess they dont need a kid who won a Jr. State Wrestling Title, and wrestled for the Jr. state title every year we went. He won a Cliff Keen Eastern World Championship, and was named a pre-season all star for Wrestling USA magazine.He has more wrestling trophies than his room will hold. Darst knows about the magazine because he copied the article and sent it to my son with a note about can't wait to get you here on my team. He is a perrenial baseball all-star, and was recruited to play travel ball with a team that at one time was ranked #1 in the nation for USSSA.{I say recruited because the team didnt hold open try-outs.} Many people have said he should get a scholarship. Played a running back position all the years he played for the MCYFL Golden Eagles. True athlete in every sport. I wish i could get him back in sports, and I wish the school would help me.

Since: Oct 12

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#8 Oct 8, 2012
I am a football mom.....not in Mason County but in a sister county. I have been a football mom for 8 yrs now for my sophomore and 6 yrs for my freshman. There may be some athletes not playing but not every athlete is meant to play football. Football is time consuming and takes dedication. My boys thru the weekdays don't get home till 8 or after from practice and then weigh lifting. Just cause there is upper classmen on the team doesn't mean they are better. If a sophomore is the QB chances are its the best they have. Coaches are gonna put their top players out where they are good at. Coaches also go on how they think their boys will react to being hit on the field. Being a young QB, especially first year position is very stressful. Its more than throwing a ball. This sound like some mother who thinks her child should be playing and isn't. If this child didn't QB last year then he has alot of catching up to do......like mainly learning the plays. Then being to act under pressure and putting trust into his offensive line to protect him and then the QB has to be able to relate to his running backs and receivers. They all have to work together to make the QB good. You people disturb me about the complaining that is going on. These are kids and yes they just went to AAA and it isn't their fault they got stuck with all low grade teams from OH. In the years to come Point will get better competition. If you all feel the QB isn't good then get him out with a tire and a football and make him practice throwing it. Also anyone of you can help him learn his plays. Like I said I am not a football mom from Point but I did graduate from Point. If any member or good athlete wanted to play football then they should have been out in the summer when the 2 a days was going on. Now it is to late to even add memeber to the team and just plain stupid. There is good potential for Point! If the parents and belly gripers would lay off and let Point fix this and ride it out. If you don't like coaching then ask if you can volunteer to help on stuff. Our team does weight lifting 3 days a week plus practice every day but also arranges other practices for different players to help improve their position. For example say the running back gather over the summer and practice stuff where they learn to cut and side step and things to increase quickness and it allows them not to slow down on cutting up the field. I wish Point a good yr. and would love to see them make it big. I have the option of sending my boys down there from where I live. Mason or Jackson....With all this bickering and putting the kids down will not be worth it. Support these boys......not don't on here and downgrade them.....Every since they lost their first game negativity has surfaced on Topix and I am sure these boys see this. All this negativity will reflect back to the team. Get your boys fired up for the Win and support them and stop with bashing kids..........

Since: Oct 12

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#9 Oct 8, 2012
It wont matter wrote:
MY son played sports his whole life. He quit playing when he got to Middle School, and started to get in trouble. Nothing serious, just kid stuff. I think if he got back into sports that things would change. Last year we had a meeting with the Principal and I brought up trying to get back in football with Mr cottrill. I thought pressure from school and home might make my son change his mind. Mr. Cottrill had known my son was a good baseball player, but kind of snickered when I told him of my sons ability. Had an Asst. Football coach do the same thing. I guess they dont need a kid who won a Jr. State Wrestling Title, and wrestled for the Jr. state title every year we went. He won a Cliff Keen Eastern World Championship, and was named a pre-season all star for Wrestling USA magazine.He has more wrestling trophies than his room will hold. Darst knows about the magazine because he copied the article and sent it to my son with a note about can't wait to get you here on my team. He is a perrenial baseball all-star, and was recruited to play travel ball with a team that at one time was ranked #1 in the nation for USSSA.{I say recruited because the team didnt hold open try-outs.} Many people have said he should get a scholarship. Played a running back position all the years he played for the MCYFL Golden Eagles. True athlete in every sport. I wish i could get him back in sports, and I wish the school would help me.
It is awesome your son is athletic....but not every child can succeed in all sports....Just because he is good at wrestling doesn't mean he will get right back into a groove of football.....I can tell you that coaches in High school look for kids who can run a 40 in 5.0 and under......usually around a 4.5 to a 4.9........which is fast.....but if he is good at wrestling and baseball I would lead him back to that and not push football....not every child is meant to play football.....But I praise you for trying to get your child active again in sports and shame on everyone for not allowing him to take the chance.....all kids should be given a fair chance to tryout and be on the team...some kids just need a team experience..
agreed

Oxford, MI

#10 Oct 8, 2012
Well said IDGAF I couldn't agree more.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#11 Oct 8, 2012
agreed wrote:
Well said IDGAF I couldn't agree more.
Thank you.....I figured someone would take offense but the night is young.......I am just trying to get people understand in football our children take a beating....literally....Some kids can't handle it...Football is alot of pressure and after 8 yrs my son still gets nervous before a game....I can only imagine how a Sophomore QB feels...even wearing the wrist band with cheat sheats doesn't always help....if the QB screws up then the whole play is screwed unless the QB or someone one can think fast....Just remember these are children...I like anyone want my children to excel in football...My one son wants to go to college and play.....Unless parents are major involved they don't know what our kids go through....They face intimidation on the field by other players and coaches.....Some players are just completely disrespectful and just cuss you when your on the line.....It takes control not to get angry and cause a personal foul on your team...Football is totally different then any sport out there and more physical....These players who are dedicated work also in the off season on their skills.......well at least boys do......If your child has talent then it will be recognized! In the 8 yrs I have been involved with football I have never known of coaches chasing down the athletic students to get them to play. Trust me these coaches know what kids they want and the ones they don't. They follow them all through midget and middle school. If a child is talked about that has ability then I am sure a coach will talk to them but it doesn't mean they want to play. Like I said if a child wants to play then when the 2 a days was going on they could have showed up. Which is sad cause the 2 a days eliminates the weak ones....Its hard being out there for 4 to 6 hours in 100 degree weather with full pads on.....My boys have vomited from heat but they put the helmets back on and go back for more....that is dedication and a mind set to play....If your child is not giving 150 percent in practice then NO they will not and should not be on the field during game time....that is how they get hurt....sorry if I have stepped on any toes but this is as real as it gets......
kaykaylala

Point Pleasant, WV

#12 Oct 8, 2012
Why does anyone bother replying? People are always going to complain.. Try and find better coaches than the ones we have today! Players as well! Who wants to beg kids to play? As an adult I'd hate to have anyone on my team that didn't have the heart to play to begin with!
It wont matter

Gallipolis, OH

#13 Oct 9, 2012
You hear all these touching stories about troubled inner city kids who have their lives changed by coaches who got them on the field. Where would the Bad News Bears be if Buttermaker hadn't got Kelly off his Harley and on the Field. One last thing, my boy has more heart than most kids. I've seen him dive on black top Basketball courts many times to save a ball from going out in pick up games. He would be an asset on most teams. Point needs all the athletes they can get in AAA. There are some still out there,if only they look. My boys knows all about teamwork,and what it takes to be prepared. He played sports year round for 8 yrs.
Point

Gallipolis, OH

#14 Oct 9, 2012
Get your son back into wrestling, I hear they may have a good program at PPHS ? Maybe several state titles to their belt. Just built a new wrestling gym for wrestling only. Im sure Coach Bonecutter will take notice.
JustTheFacts

Wallace, WV

#15 Oct 9, 2012
It's a rebuilding year ... having a sophmore quarterback is a good thing in the long run! Just give them sometime to gain the experience they need and it should pay off by the time they are seniors!
Tony Robinson

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Oct 9, 2012
JustTheFacts wrote:
It's a rebuilding year ... having a sophmore quarterback is a good thing in the long run! Just give them sometime to gain the experience they need and it should pay off by the time they are seniors!
You are kidding. These coaches are so smart, they know who the starters will be in 2-3 years just by watching a middle school game. Shame they can not decide now.
AFAN

Ripley, WV

#17 Oct 10, 2012
Tony Robinson wrote:
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You are kidding. These coaches are so smart, they know who the starters will be in 2-3 years just by watching a middle school game. Shame they can not decide now.
you are right .........they watch them from the time they hear there is a good player coming up whether they start watching in youth league or middle school.......These coaches know......as the the Sophomore QB I can't believe we are still on that.......This is his first year being a QB......lay off........Point may not make it this year but if they keep working the talent they do have then in a cpl yrs they may be able to make it back to states......Some people are so ignorant...POINT DID NOT CHOOSE TO GO AAA........It goes on how many students they have......learn the rules before u assume....Maybe the school should look into some talent from other schools....kids who are able to go to Point pleasant by living on county lines between mason and others........There is some great talent that would like to attend point for the aaa status........some of these kids have yrs experience and can run 40's in a 4.6 to a 4.9.........Once again this young team a chance...you can't make playoff's every year.....Going AAA means harder schools and better trained athletes.....if point is gonna have to stay aaa next four years they need to learn how the other AAA schools train and take lessons and notes and then redo their whole program....just sayin
mason

Gallipolis, OH

#18 Oct 11, 2012
This isn't the 1st year the sophomore QB has played that position. He played in jr high & played it last year - when he played. But it's true that having a sophomore QB is better in the long run - he'll be great by his senior year. That kid has taken a beating this season. The line doesn't protect him. The head coach takes the first loss then moves most of the players' positions 4 days before their next game. It's no wonder they got beat so bad by Oak Hill. And nobody can say anything to him because he's the best coach there is - just ask him.
PPHS GRAD

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Oct 12, 2012
I had the privlage of playing for darst in junior high. He is a very good coach who can motivate kids very well. He made this a football town again and for that I say thanks. Moving kids to different positions is it always the best idea but some kids weren't getting the job done. It could have been to motivate other players to do better once they lost their position. It's not fair to to say that he is arrogant confadence is a good thing. And for the QB he is young and usually makes good decisions but he is young. This team will be fine it's funny when your winning your the best thing around but drop a game or two and the same people who talk good about you suddenly turn on you and start to point fingers. I'm still a big fan of the big blacks. Let's go boys get it back on track tonight I'll be there!!!!!
fan

Wooster, OH

#20 Oct 12, 2012
I have seen the qb in 8th grade single handedly win games, last yr due to a misdiagnosed injury and surgery his playing time was limited. If you look at his stats they are pretty impressive for a sophomore qb. He is a stud on the basketball court as well, not to mention an all around great kid. It's a shame jealousy in this town is so prevelant. Be happy and hope this kid makes something of his self along with the rest of the kids in this town. Dream big kids us non haters will back you 100%.

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