High School Baseball
Anonymous

Cedartown, GA

#1 Jan 13, 2012
Cedartown gets a coach that has played baseball. Rockmart, still has a coach that has never played baseball and doesn't really know the game! Why is that so? We have good talent @ RHS that should have better!
fact

Rockmart, GA

#2 Jan 14, 2012
Poohdink wrote:
Cedartown gets a coach that has played baseball. Rockmart, still has a coach that has never played baseball and doesn't really know the game! Why is that so? We have good talent @ RHS that should have better!
I know nothing about Rockmarts coach but, if you will take notice most of your good coaches wasn't a very good athlete.

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#3 Jan 15, 2012
I do not believe talent has anything to do with the better coaches decisions on where they coach. Location and money are important factors rather we like it or not. This is especially true in the Football oriented south. Larger schools in higher income areas tend to have better resources to draw better coaches because the baseball programs rely on fund raising since football gets most of the athletic money. As far as Rockmart is concerned, not sure they have those resources so maybe they got the best they can for what they have to offer.
Polk parent

Rockmart, GA

#4 Jan 15, 2012
It may also be that NO GOOD coach wants to come & teach & coach in Polk County either!! I don't know that funds is the problem because look at what Rockmart High has for softball and/or baseball. Yet I heard they didn't raise enough $ to pay off the loan so Polk School System/TAXPAYERS ended up being stuck with what the coach & parents decided to put in for the team to have to practice in, etc. This school system is a JOKE!!
DBuck20

Rockmart, GA

#5 Jan 16, 2012
Well we have to realize also that the best coaches receive more compensation and perks when they coach in areas with top notch recreational youth baseball programs. Good examples being Mountain Park in Gwinett and East Marietta in Cobb. Those youth baseball programs prime players from early on to work toward the high school level. Population and money give them many more resources to pull from. That is not an insult against Polk recreation its just the way it is. Rockmart high school is a small school in a small town located in a small county (population wise). Every once in a while a player may go pro from small schools but the afforementioned counties of Cobb and Gwinett are assembly lines for them. That is where your real coaches are. As they say it is what it is.
fact

Rockmart, GA

#6 Jan 17, 2012
DBuck20 wrote:
Well we have to realize also that the best coaches receive more compensation and perks when they coach in areas with top notch recreational youth baseball programs. Good examples being Mountain Park in Gwinett and East Marietta in Cobb. Those youth baseball programs prime players from early on to work toward the high school level. Population and money give them many more resources to pull from. That is not an insult against Polk recreation its just the way it is. Rockmart high school is a small school in a small town located in a small county (population wise). Every once in a while a player may go pro from small schools but the afforementioned counties of Cobb and Gwinett are assembly lines for them. That is where your real coaches are. As they say it is what it is.
You sure you know what you talking about? Think about Calhoun, small town, small county and small school.

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#7 Jan 18, 2012
fact wrote:
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You sure you know what you talking about? Think about Calhoun, small town, small county and small school.
And Calhoun plays in a small classification also. The topic is where are the better coaches and the answer is at higher profile and higher classification schools. If Rockmart wants to have one of the better of the 'lower end' coaches they need to have a better reputation in their classification. Calhoun has a much stronger reputation in HS sports than Rockmart does. Enrollment and community support are not even close between Calhoun and Rockmart. Also I never said myself or anyone on topix know what we are talking about. I was just stating my own personal opinion which I do believe is what this site is made for. And I definitely respect yours as well:)
Im with stupid

Rockmart, GA

#8 Jan 18, 2012
DBuck20 wrote:
<quoted text>And Calhoun plays in a small classification also. The topic is where are the better coaches and the answer is at higher profile and higher classification schools. If Rockmart wants to have one of the better of the 'lower end' coaches they need to have a better reputation in their classification. Calhoun has a much stronger reputation in HS sports than Rockmart does. Enrollment and community support are not even close between Calhoun and Rockmart. Also I never said myself or anyone on topix know what we are talking about. I was just stating my own personal opinion which I do believe is what this site is made for. And I definitely respect yours as well:)
RESPECT? LMAO! Go back and read ALL of your posts slick.You are ignorant,foul mouthed and a smart azz.Your"Opinion"is as ignored as you are.
Bluebird

Aragon, GA

#10 Oct 5, 2012
Cedartown High School has just announced their three coaches for the Junior Varsity.One of them is a parent,not sure about the other two.But I can say it is a joke.It's only daddy and buddy ball.The school will never be smart enough to get a real coach.But they might do ok if the other schools are doing the same thing.

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#11 Oct 6, 2012
Bluebird wrote:
Cedartown High School has just announced their three coaches for the Junior Varsity.One of them is a parent,not sure about the other two.But I can say it is a joke.It's only daddy and buddy ball.The school will never be smart enough to get a real coach.But they might do ok if the other schools are doing the same thing.
Not sure if the school's smartness will draw a real coach. Just wondering if they have anything else to draw a real coach....such as money. Go to a game in Cobb or Gwinett and you will see some real coaches and almost a college like atmosphere (as opposed to daddy and buddy ball), but they couldnt even spell Polk County much less know where it is. The truth is a real kick in the butt i guess. We are out of a lot of radar ranges here, including baseball. But then that's not bad either. I'll take hwy 278 over I-75 or I-85 any day. How bout a glass of iced tea? Play ball
bluebird

Aragon, GA

#13 Oct 6, 2012
I'll take I-75 or I-85 any day than to put up with C.H.S

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#14 Oct 7, 2012
bluebird wrote:
I'll take I-75 or I-85 any day than to put up with C.H.S
You got a point there too and pretty much sums up what I said exactly my friend. The real baseball coaches will agree with you and me too :) But they are young and I'm old so I'll stay on hwy 278....south of C.H.S :)

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#15 Oct 7, 2012
Im with stupid wrote:
<quoted text>RESPECT? LMAO! Go back and read ALL of your posts slick.You are ignorant,foul mouthed and a smart azz.Your"Opinion"is as ignored as you are.
I see the judges know who the stupid one is :)
bluebird

Aragon, GA

#16 Oct 7, 2012
You are so right DBuck20.We can't expect any thing any different because C.H.S.doesn't care about ALL students.

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#17 Oct 7, 2012
bluebird wrote:
You are so right DBuck20.We can't expect any thing any different because C.H.S.doesn't care about ALL students.
exactly my friend :)
bluebird

Aragon, GA

#18 Oct 7, 2012
I hope what goes around comes around for all of them!!
RockmartResident

Cedartown, GA

#19 Nov 19, 2012
There are many "good coaches" in the Polk County school system, most just don't have the time or don't want to clean up the mess that the Rockmart High School baseball program has become. There is a lot of potential currently and in the future for success, but as most people know the only way to be successful and be one of the better players is to play travel ball. Travel ball and off-season practice are the biggest things to help a young player get better. Coaches aren't allowed to coach in the off season but something I always did was get all of the serious athletes to come workout, throw, hit, and anything else that could help. Fall and Winter is for gaining strength. Spring is for maintaining it.
My Son Is

Riverdale, GA

#20 Nov 19, 2012
Have any of y'all that have posted on this two face board have kids on the team?

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#21 Nov 19, 2012
My Son Is wrote:
Have any of y'all that have posted on this two face board have kids on the team?
No because my boys all played in Cobb county, My brother coached high school baseball in Gwinett county, My dad played industrial league baseball in Atlanta in 50s and 60s so I dont have to have a son on the team to know it's a mess at both Polk schools. I moved out here after retiring and getting the kids out on their own. Ive just always been around baseball and stating what I've observed, and seen enough to know that overall community attitude in Polk is not about high school sports. As much as I love baseball though I would sure love to see it.

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