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Ball Parent

Morristown, TN

#1 Nov 3, 2012
Does anyone know anything about the new coach, Glover? My son came home and told me he said, "if you don't run a 6 min mile then you won't make the team". What kind of rule is this, what does running a mile in 6 minutes have to do with hitting or catching the ball?
Ball Parent

Morristown, TN

#2 Nov 3, 2012
And before you start, my son is not fat or out of shape. I just know he can't run a 6 minute mile, nor can many other players on the team!
Gong

Morristown, TN

#3 Nov 3, 2012
That is way too funny. Forget the minutes. Can you son even do a mile?
well

Nashville, TN

#4 Nov 3, 2012
It's about being an athlete. Most kids can run a mile in 6 min.
Athlete

Morristown, TN

#5 Nov 3, 2012
well wrote:
It's about being an athlete. Most kids can run a mile in 6 min.
Most athletes cannot run a six min mile, unless they participate in track or cross country. Most kids run a mile in 7 1/2 to 8 minutes, if that! A 6 min mile is running at a pretty good pace.
BallParent

Morristown, TN

#6 Nov 3, 2012
Gong wrote:
That is way too funny. Forget the minutes. Can you son even do a mile?
Yes, my son can run a mile! Did you not read the 2nd post? He usually finishes around the 8 minute mark. Can you even run a quarter of a mile?
Ball Parent

Morristown, TN

#7 Nov 3, 2012
Apologies for the double post!
well

Nashville, TN

#8 Nov 3, 2012
Well he has till February to run and get into shape.
Ball Parent

Morristown, TN

#9 Nov 4, 2012
well wrote:
Well he has till February to run and get into shape.
Oh, he will work at it until February, but even with a lot of hard work during the next three months it will still be hard to shave a minute to two minutes off his time. Let me go back to the original question, what does running a mile in 6 minutes have to do with hitting, catching, or throwing the ball? If I were a baseball coach I would be looking for guys who can hit, catch, and throw pretty well or who can improve enough to be beneficial to my team. I wouldn't be worrying how fast they can run a mile, I would want to know how fast they can get to first base or the batters box to second base. I know for a fact that the college and pro scouts look at the 60 yd sprint time because that is the distance from home to second. I have never heard of a scout ask about a player's mile time, why because it has nothing to do with baseball. So, what does running a mile in 6 minutes have to do with hitting, catching, or throwing the ball?
well

Nashville, TN

#10 Nov 4, 2012
Got to be able to run and catch the ball, it doesn't always come straight to you, got to be able to beat out a grounder and steal a base. So yeah you might can hit but if you can't run fast, that only makes you good in a batting cage or home run derby. 6 min. mile is tough but reasonable for high school kids.
Pissed

Charlotte, NC

#11 Nov 4, 2012
It's about being in shape
well

Nashville, TN

#12 Nov 4, 2012
Pissed wrote:
It's about being in shape
Exactly
Stupidity

Murfreesboro, TN

#13 Nov 4, 2012
6 minute miles means absolutely nothing in most sports. Training is specific to the sport. The only player on the field that needs to run long distances is the Pitchers and the catchers to a lesser degree. This is due to the endurance needed to perform at those positions.
Everyone else should be doing sprints and working on explosiveness unless they are over weight. Even over weight players shouldn't strive to 6 minute miles.
The fact is, most coaches no matter what sport they coach know little or nothing about training. They just do what their old coach made them do.
I have been on this soap box before and I am sure I will have to get back on it soon.
Funny

Morristown, TN

#14 Nov 5, 2012
This is what the East parents and staff wanted. They wanted a clown and pony show, and they are about to get it.
Sportster

Morristown, TN

#15 Nov 5, 2012
well wrote:
Got to be able to run and catch the ball, it doesn't always come straight to you, got to be able to beat out a grounder and steal a base. So yeah you might can hit but if you can't run fast, that only makes you good in a batting cage or home run derby. 6 min. mile is tough but reasonable for high school kids.
Being able to run a 6 min mile doesn't make you fast around the bases or fast to go after a fly ball, sprints are what gets you faster at those short distances. Honestly, there are a lot of college and pro players that can't run a mile in 6 minutes. I'm not disagreeing about being in shape, but the training needs to be sport specific. I could understand the coach asking the players to run a mile to get a base time, then running it again after a couple of months to check for improvement in time. I could understand a coach saying if you can't get from the batter's box to second base in 7 1/2 seconds you won't make the team. If he cuts kids because they can't run a mile in six minutes there will be a lot upset parents. This new guy sounds like another Stansberry!

Since: Aug 11

Bean Station, TN

#16 Jan 9, 2013
All the coach is doing is trying to find those athletes who will go out and work their butt off. Obviously not many of the players are able to run the 6 1/2 minute mile but with 4 months to train for it they should atleast come close. This mile time has nothing to do with baseball. It's about which athlete has the drive and work ethic to go out and achieve the goal at hand. East High baseball is back! It's going to be a shocking year for those of you who doubt the new coach. He's a true gem of a coach. I can't wait to see what the season brings. Go canes!
Black market

Morristown, TN

#17 Jan 10, 2013
that coach was ran out of middle Tn for a reason.
Go Trojans

Since: Aug 11

Bean Station, TN

#18 Jan 10, 2013
Black market wrote:
that coach was ran out of middle Tn for a reason.
Go Trojans
He wasn't ran out of middle tn! He left on his own accord. Even he heard was "recruited" to come coach here by a "higher" authority. The dude knows his baseball. It's going to be an interesting year on both sides of town. Go canes!
bands will make you dance

Morristown, TN

#19 Jan 11, 2013
no dude was a dud in middle tn. I know plenty of folks. East settled with a washed-up coach.
Coach

Morristown, TN

#20 Jan 12, 2013
EastGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
He wasn't ran out of middle tn! He left on his own accord. Even he heard was "recruited" to come coach here by a "higher" authority. The dude knows his baseball. It's going to be an interesting year on both sides of town. Go canes!
He wasn't recruited. I give it a year and he'll move on.

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