Too Many Youth Football Programs

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Whoever

Brownsburg, IN

#1 Jan 17, 2012
Why so many- we have had 2 more join the area since Dads get pissed and think they can do it better-
PJC, Prowlers, Saints, and now Tri County whatever they r called! What's the deal with all of these-
lalfie

Naperville, IL

#2 Jan 17, 2012
people want piece of the pie... it is all about money, money cha ching cha ching
Plainfield Dad

United States

#3 Jan 18, 2012
Our you sure your not getting confused with the league PJC travel plays in.(TCFL) Tri County Football League?
Benny

Plainfield, IL

#4 Jan 19, 2012
lalfie wrote:
people want piece of the pie... it is all about money, money cha ching cha ching
repeat cha Ching and I don't mean Chinese food
TFT

West Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 25, 2012
If you have ever dealt with the politic side of pjc, you know why there are now multiple leagues
Whoever

Brownsburg, IN

#6 May 8, 2012
Plainfield Dad wrote:
Our you sure your not getting confused with the league PJC travel plays in.(TCFL) Tri County Football League?
No I'm not confused they are the wolverines but thx though.
Tri city coach

United States

#7 May 16, 2012
I'm a coach with the Tri City wolverines, were a new football org for south Plainfield,Shorewood,and Joliet. We are comprised if parents who have had negative experiences with the existing football programs. The disorganization and "daddy" ball of the Saints and Ravens, the politics of Pjc Travel, the total lack of competitiveness of the Prowlers. This last one I want to touch on,I came from th prowlers org,and they have the best intentions for football to be fun for the kids, but in doing so they split the talented players amongst two team so that everyone gets more playing time. In theory this is great, but in real life there are now kids thrust into starting roles that should be minimum play players playing travel football. This is why my Qb was concust ,my rb broke his arm,and my fb hyper extended his knee.
Grown Man Talk

Allenton, WI

#8 May 16, 2012
Tri city coach wrote:
I'm a coach with the Tri City wolverines, were a new football org for south Plainfield,Shorewood,and Joliet. We are comprised if parents who have had negative experiences with the existing football programs. The disorganization and "daddy" ball of the Saints and Ravens, the politics of Pjc Travel, the total lack of competitiveness of the Prowlers. This last one I want to touch on,I came from th prowlers org,and they have the best intentions for football to be fun for the kids, but in doing so they split the talented players amongst two team so that everyone gets more playing time. In theory this is great, but in real life there are now kids thrust into starting roles that should be minimum play players playing travel football. This is why my Qb was concust ,my rb broke his arm,and my fb hyper extended his knee.
lol! Lack of competitiveness in an open conference! You sir completely show the problem with most parents of youth sports! If playing and winning is all u care about, evident by your post, you should be intelligent to know the difference between the leagues and play in one where all kids have to try out to play- ie PJC Travel, Pop Warner Div 1, or UYF Div 1. Instead you bad mouth the Orgs that don't hold their children to your high standards- some would call you the father who's kid is all star youth and a bum in high school! Good luck with that and Well done Dad! We all hope that your son lives your dream for you- Bum
Yes Man

United States

#9 May 22, 2012
So glad my son is going in to High School. 8 years of youth football. In the 8 years 6 with the PJC and two with the Prowlers the percentage of self serving coaches out numbered the guys who did a fair and good job. Had a few coaches that should of been in jail the way they treated the kids and down the road they did end up in jail but for other issues. Not matter what team you play on its the coach that going to make your season and there is good and bad any where u go.
killer

Sugar Grove, IL

#10 May 22, 2012
Such petty bullshit.
In the grand scheme of things this truly is laughable.
Get a life.
Sandusky

Romeoville, IL

#11 Jun 14, 2012
We need more youth sports teams excuse me while I have to get back to my trial.You know that child molestation thing.
PJC board member

Naperville, IL

#12 Jul 6, 2012
cant we all get along, there's plenty of football for everyone.
lalfie

Naperville, IL

#13 Jul 6, 2012
So Kyle Long did not play football until 8th grade,
then after high school he received scholarship from Florida State... if you have talent, you have talent. I do not care if your kid played travel ball for 20 years, any kid with same talent or better can join the team tomorrow and play great. Good luck to all parents striving for greatness!!
futbolmom2

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Jul 12, 2012
Plainfield Dad wrote:
Our you sure your not getting confused with the league PJC travel plays in.(TCFL) Tri County Football League?
It's TCYFL and they are the Tri-City Wolverines...
Not in Suburbsthankgod

United States

#15 Aug 26, 2012
Tri city coach wrote:
I'm a coach with the Tri City wolverines, were a new football org for south Plainfield,Shorewood,and Joliet. We are comprised if parents who have had negative experiences with the existing football programs. The disorganization and "daddy" ball of the Saints and Ravens, the politics of Pjc Travel, the total lack of competitiveness of the Prowlers. This last one I want to touch on,I came from th prowlers org,and they have the best intentions for football to be fun for the kids, but in doing so they split the talented players amongst two team so that everyone gets more playing time. In theory this is great, but in real life there are now kids thrust into starting roles that should be minimum play players playing travel football. This is why my Qb was concust ,my rb broke his arm,and my fb hyper extended his knee.
The Tri-County youth football league is not travel football. You may travel. But it is not a travel league. I thought Tri-City was for kids in Shorewood, Plainfield, & Plattville. Travel league usually means tryouts. But your players all came from open registration....right? And there are no kids from outside the three cities of "tri-city" that I previously mentioned....right? You must have spoke when you said Joliet I am sure you meant Plattville.
happytricity

United States

#16 Aug 26, 2012
We live in Joliet, and our kids play for Tri~City. It isnt only open to kids in those 3 towns. And, PJC doesnt have tryouts either. They "evaluate" kids, and pick who they want, and put them on travel. Believe me, if there were tryouts, half of those kids wouldnt be on the travel teams. Its who you know, and who your parents are, half the time!
Not in Suburbsthankgod

United States

#17 Aug 26, 2012
happytricity wrote:
We live in Joliet, and our kids play for Tri~City. It isnt only open to kids in those 3 towns. And, PJC doesnt have tryouts either. They "evaluate" kids, and pick who they want, and put them on travel. Believe me, if there were tryouts, half of those kids wouldnt be on the travel teams. Its who you know, and who your parents are, half the time!
Then why call it tri-city. From what I understand Tri-City joined the league they are in with the understanding that kids wold be from the 3 towns of Plainfield, Shorewood and Plattville. I know someone from Minooka/ Channahon that has their child playing for Tri-City, your kids are from Joliet. That bring the total population of your teams recruitment area to over 150,000 people. Oswego has 28,000 people...Morris has less than 10,000 people....Coal City has less than 6,000 Seneca less than 3,000.......I don't believe Tri-County had any understanding that Tri-City would have kids from Joliet Channahon and Minooka in addition to the three areas they claimed to be representing. Maybe Tri-City should change the name of their team to Tri-County. They have kids from Will Co. Grundy City. and probably Kendall Co. Maybe even Cook County??!!
Gotcw

Woodridge, IL

#18 Aug 26, 2012
Not in Suburbsthankgod wrote:
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Then why call it tri-city. From what I understand Tri-City joined the league they are in with the understanding that kids wold be from the 3 towns of Plainfield, Shorewood and Plattville. I know someone from Minooka/ Channahon that has their child playing for Tri-City, your kids are from Joliet. That bring the total population of your teams recruitment area to over 150,000 people. Oswego has 28,000 people...Morris has less than 10,000 people....Coal City has less than 6,000 Seneca less than 3,000.......I don't believe Tri-County had any understanding that Tri-City would have kids from Joliet Channahon and Minooka in addition to the three areas they claimed to be representing. Maybe Tri-City should change the name of their team to Tri-County. They have kids from Will Co. Grundy City. and probably Kendall Co. Maybe even Cook County??!!
Sounding a little bitter!
happytricity

United States

#19 Aug 26, 2012
I honestly can say, that my 9 year old wasnt "recruited" to play anywhere! We made a choice, to move him. He wasnt "scouted" or drafted, of offered to play for free! And, if we wanted to...we could have had him play for Oswego, Chanooka, Morris. There are no rules to residency. Sounds like someone is a little upset that he didnt take a chance on the new team in town. There's always next year. Although, from your attitude, I think PJC would be a better fit!
Not in Suburbsthankgod

United States

#20 Aug 26, 2012
Gotcw wrote:
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Sounding a little bitter!
Not bitter. If the better team wins so be it. I'm sure Tri-City has very talented kids. They would not win if they didn't. My whole point is that their team claimed to be representing a specific geographic location and that is not what the final roster would indicate. That is a fact. Not bitter. Why would I be? I don't play football. My son does.

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