Little League Sports in Lincoln County

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Upset Patriot Fan

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Mar 20, 2009
 
Lincoln County is never gonna win against any of other teams in the state in basketball or football because of the way they do these kids playing in little league sports. I have watched several of the little league basketball games that the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade kids play and there are "some" coaches that have blinders on when it comes to their own children and keep them in the ballgame the entire game and there are kids on the bench that are 10 times better than their kids are. They coach because that's the only way that their kid will get any playing time in. That really hurts these teams when you got 2 coaches and both of their kids suck out there playing and 3 decent players and some on the bench that are really good. When its all said and done then they pick these AAU Teams...which is a joke... they of course pick their own kids, personal friends kids, or kids that have money or have a connection with the big shots or people that work in the school system. Its the same way with football too. It only gets worse when they get into high school because it's the same way. I have seen a lot of talent through the years leave Lincoln County and go to Boyle, Garrard, Casey, Danville etc.... Not saying that all coaches kids suck in some of the cases the coaches kid was the best on the team. If your reading this and you coach Little League in Lincoln county you know who you are.... Get your blinders off and look at your kids in someone else's eyes. I used to coach and my kid wasn't one of the best on the team and I didn't keep my kid out there all the time either.
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Mar 20, 2009
 
Soo which AAU team does your kid play for? And I agree "some" of the coaches keep their kids in way too long, especailly when their kid doesn't even know what to do with a ball, which is sad! For instance I was watching a 4th grade AAU and you are absolutly telling the truth on one coach, but the other coaches son is a good player. But they are kids and they are learning. And they don't "pick" AAU teams, they let whoever wants to play, play! It's not their fault parents are too tight and don't want to spend extra money on something for their child to do. B/c AAU does get a little costly with the traveling and costs for certain things, but still as they say you play you pay. And I still give many props to the guys coaching these little league teams, they put much time into these kids, GOOD WORK!
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Lexington, KY

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Mar 20, 2009
 
If you want your kids to play sports and their parents aren't SOMEBODY in the school system or in the City then you better move them before they get to high school. Every sport in Lincoln County is like that..baseball, basketball, football. Basketball is the worst! I seen too many GOOD seniors set on the bench when the high school played while underclassmen played most of the games. I also seen a lot of excellent kids not even make the team while the big shots kids all made it weather they were good or not and they got moved to other schools and made the team there. A lot of these kids your talking about in grade school gives up and doesn't even try anymore because they get cheated by their coaches just like that. If you disagree with the coach on anything then they take it out on your child.
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Corbin, KY

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Mar 20, 2009
 
I couldn't agree with you more. I have noticed this as well. Other things that are not helping the children is the fact that they do not practice enough. I remember when I played sports in school we practiced almost every day. Now they are lucky to practice once a week. Also, there is no focus on conditioning. I watched several practices and they never even stretched before getting started, they did not run laps or anything. What has happened to the grade school sports? There used to be so much organization and focus on our youngsters.
And unfortunately you are right, kids tend to get picked based on their names and how much money their parents make, once they get to the middle school and high school.
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Mar 20, 2009
 
pouting wrote:
Soo which AAU team does your kid play for? And I agree "some" of the coaches keep their kids in way too long, especailly when their kid doesn't even know what to do with a ball, which is sad! For instance I was watching a 4th grade AAU and you are absolutly telling the truth on one coach, but the other coaches son is a good player. But they are kids and they are learning. And they don't "pick" AAU teams, they let whoever wants to play, play! It's not their fault parents are too tight and don't want to spend extra money on something for their child to do. B/c AAU does get a little costly with the traveling and costs for certain things, but still as they say you play you pay. And I still give many props to the guys coaching these little league teams, they put much time into these kids, GOOD WORK!
My child played for a Stanford 4th grade team and he wasn't given an option to play AAU. I knew nothing of it. The coaches asked certain kids to play and then sent their own kids to school and told the ones that weren't asked that they were just "average" players and that's why they didn't get picked.
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Mar 20, 2009
 
My kid plays high school football for LC, and we are not a well known name and he is not the best player on the team, but he is on the team and it makes him feel good just b/c they are giving him a place on the team just like everyone else. Coach Settles I believe in my own opinion is the best coach LC has ever had, he cares about the players not just winning a game or season, and thats what these kids need. Yes winning is important to him, but he also makes it known school is first. I am very happy with all the coaches on my sons team. When these kids do wrong you better believe the coaches call them out on it! I AM PROUD OF LC COACHES...Any kid who wants to get off the street and fit in somewhere have always been more then welcome on the team, so its got nothing to do with who has what or who knows who, its got to do with does this kid want to get off the street and be around good kids, or keep hanging out into no good stuff....these coaches are SOOO fair!
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Mar 20, 2009
 
Stanford Parent wrote:
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My child played for a Stanford 4th grade team and he wasn't given an option to play AAU. I knew nothing of it. The coaches asked certain kids to play and then sent their own kids to school and told the ones that weren't asked that they were just "average" players and that's why they didn't get picked.
I know for a fact that was not the case. Word was sent out for kids who wanted to play to contact the coaches, yes it was word of mouth, but AAU is not funded by the school so writen notice is not required.There has been an AAU league after every regular season as long as I can remember, So this is something parents should already know. AAU goes out on it's own, so they have a right to choose who they want to play. And just b/c a kid played the regular season doesn't mean they show enough skill to play AAU, AAU is out to win and they are gonna pick the better players.. these little guys play a very good game, so I see where the coaches are coming from on being picky
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Mar 20, 2009
 
Do you know for a fact that they contacted each player because I can tell you that I was not contacted nor have I ever known anything about this AAU thing until this year! The only reason I know is because I have had I don't know how many people ask me and my son why he wasn't playing AAU and wanted to know if it was because we couldn't afford it and I said, well, we're not loaded with money but we would've let him play if he had of been asked and they couldn't believe he wasn't picked over some of the kids that were playing. These people that asked me this were HIGH SCHOOL Coaches as well as just other parents that have seen my child play. Of course I think he is good because he is my child but when you got other people asking that says he is good enough and better than the ones that are playing then there is a problem. There are coaches who like the person said have "blinders" on when it comes to their own children because some of these coaches kids aren't as great as they tend to think they are. If someone else was coaching them they wouldn't play much at all. The only team that has any business playing in AAU is the Highland team that won the 4th grade tournament. The team is good and that coaches kid is good enough to play. That is the problem with Lincoln County....These dad's coach so that their kid can be the "star" of the team and that is ok if your kid is good but if he isn't....then you are hurting the whole team by being selfish and not letting some of the other kids that paid to play that are better. Some kids are not cut out to play certain sports thats just the way it is. To me it is selfish to keep coaching a team for these reasons. They claim they like to coach but do you think they would do it if their kid wasn't playing?
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Mar 20, 2009
 
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My kid plays high school football for LC, and we are not a well known name and he is not the best player on the team, but he is on the team and it makes him feel good just b/c they are giving him a place on the team just like everyone else. Coach Settles I believe in my own opinion is the best coach LC has ever had, he cares about the players not just winning a game or season, and thats what these kids need. Yes winning is important to him, but he also makes it known school is first. I am very happy with all the coaches on my sons team. When these kids do wrong you better believe the coaches call them out on it! I AM PROUD OF LC COACHES...Any kid who wants to get off the street and fit in somewhere have always been more then welcome on the team, so its got nothing to do with who has what or who knows who, its got to do with does this kid want to get off the street and be around good kids, or keep hanging out into no good stuff....these coaches are SOOO fair!
I don't really think that they were talking about the High school football team because I think that everyone that wants to play football can at the high school. I don't think they cut kids. Coach Settles hasn't been there very long so nobody really knows how things are gonna go quite yet. I DO know that Little League football is that way. All of the big shots kids get picked for one team and the other team gets the leftovers. It was that way for the 4th grade and 5th grade football teams.
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Mar 21, 2009
 
Ok let me explain something to you know it alls, first off the AAU coaches have sent word out that they are SEARCHING for players right now, they are losing some players to baseball, so contact them!! Second off my son plays for AAU and we have no upity name nor do we have alot of money, and NOR is my kid a big buddy of any one of the players, Secondly we have kids from highland, hustonville, and stanford so they did not get these kids by their kids coming to school and voting for their "friends" **Get your facts straight** AAU rules are, you can not have over 10 players, the reason being it is so costly to play that they want EVERY kid to get a chance to play in the games, so most coaches keep it at 8 players.
***I totally agree with the person who said Coach Settles is a VERY good coach and cares about his players, b/c I personally have saw this mans work with his players, this is his second year and yes that is alot of time to show what is important***
I don't care what these coaches do..little league or high school they are not going to make everyone happy, someone is still going to complain regardless!
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Mar 21, 2009
 
get a clue wrote:
Ok let me explain something to you know it alls, first off the AAU coaches have sent word out that they are SEARCHING for players right now, they are losing some players to baseball, so contact them!! Second off my son plays for AAU and we have no upity name nor do we have alot of money, and NOR is my kid a big buddy of any one of the players, Secondly we have kids from highland, hustonville, and stanford so they did not get these kids by their kids coming to school and voting for their "friends" **Get your facts straight** AAU rules are, you can not have over 10 players, the reason being it is so costly to play that they want EVERY kid to get a chance to play in the games, so most coaches keep it at 8 players.
***I totally agree with the person who said Coach Settles is a VERY good coach and cares about his players, b/c I personally have saw this mans work with his players, this is his second year and yes that is alot of time to show what is important***
I don't care what these coaches do..little league or high school they are not going to make everyone happy, someone is still going to complain regardless!
i have an 8th grader can u tell me how to find out about AAU
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Danville, KY

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#12
Mar 21, 2009
 
What do you expect from Lincoln County? It's all about who you are or who you know.
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Mar 21, 2009
 

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What a bunch of whiners. Jump in there and coach a team. All of you sound very knowledgeable. Quit complaining about playing time for your kid.

I do agree that in rec league everyone should get at least 50% playing time or close to it. If your complaint is AAU or special teams, form a team yourself or find another parent to do it. Good lord.

My son played rec basketball too but his talent is not in that sport but enjoys playing. If I thought he wanted to play AAU or whatever I would do something about it. I also agree some coaches put too much emphasis on winning in rec league and in my opinion dont really know what they are doing but what do I know.
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Mar 21, 2009
 
wanting to know wrote:
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i have an 8th grader can u tell me how to find out about AAU
Not really sure who the coaches are for the Middle School, But I am sure you probably could contact the school and they could help you find out who is coaching, if not then tell your kid to ask someone that is on the AAU team who their coach is and chances are they can probably tell you kid plus maybe have his/her number and things...But I am sure all the AAU teams are needing players b/c so many are leaving the teams to play baseball
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Mar 21, 2009
 
dang wrote:
What a bunch of whiners. Jump in there and coach a team. All of you sound very knowledgeable. Quit complaining about playing time for your kid.
I do agree that in rec league everyone should get at least 50% playing time or close to it. If your complaint is AAU or special teams, form a team yourself or find another parent to do it. Good lord.
My son played rec basketball too but his talent is not in that sport but enjoys playing. If I thought he wanted to play AAU or whatever I would do something about it. I also agree some coaches put too much emphasis on winning in rec league and in my opinion dont really know what they are doing but what do I know.
I sooo agree, Any one with a clean record and basketball knowledge can coach, SO come on parents jump right on in,
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Mar 21, 2009
 
get a clue wrote:
Ok let me explain something to you know it alls, first off the AAU coaches have sent word out that they are SEARCHING for players right now, they are losing some players to baseball, so contact them!! Second off my son plays for AAU and we have no upity name nor do we have alot of money, and NOR is my kid a big buddy of any one of the players, Secondly we have kids from highland, hustonville, and stanford so they did not get these kids by their kids coming to school and voting for their "friends" **Get your facts straight** AAU rules are, you can not have over 10 players, the reason being it is so costly to play that they want EVERY kid to get a chance to play in the games, so most coaches keep it at 8 players.
***I totally agree with the person who said Coach Settles is a VERY good coach and cares about his players, b/c I personally have saw this mans work with his players, this is his second year and yes that is alot of time to show what is important***
I don't care what these coaches do..little league or high school they are not going to make everyone happy, someone is still going to complain regardless!
I was reading all of this and my son wants to play AAU. Who are the coaches for 4th grade AAU?
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Lexington, KY

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Mar 21, 2009
 
Does anybody know who all is coaching in Minor league this year?
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Mar 21, 2009
 
hmm wrote:
<quoted text>Not really sure who the coaches are for the Middle School, But I am sure you probably could contact the school and they could help you find out who is coaching, if not then tell your kid to ask someone that is on the AAU team who their coach is and chances are they can probably tell you kid plus maybe have his/her number and things...But I am sure all the AAU teams are needing players b/c so many are leaving the teams to play baseball
ok thank you hmm!!
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Mar 21, 2009
 
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Does anybody know who all is coaching in Minor league this year?
I heard Don Leigh is.
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Mar 21, 2009
 
The Coaches for 4th grade AAU are Rob Lafoon and Scott Montgomery. But Our team was told today at our games that this is the last weekend b/c of so many kids leaving for baseball and also the expense of the upcoming tournaments, the only place left with tournaments are lexington and lousiville and it cost 3 - 400.00 to enter, so that cost would mean on top of everything else each player would have to pay 30- 40 bux a week to enter, and parents said that was too much...but if we got enough ppl to ask about it and join the team maybe the coaches would carry on

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