laxn@ wrote:It's true about Seneca. Sad to see lots of good kids leaving the program.
maybe they have decided to just low and away it because that is all you need to do and you will be D1...
infintelaxin wrote:I am back and forth on situations faced at Seneca. On one side I feel for those who just want to be part of a team and on the other side for those who want to play at the next level it's a dose of reality. College athletics is very tough and you don't have parents meddling with coaches like you see in HS.
Footballdadlaxson wrote:Without knowledge of anything going on at SV I will keep this general. Working HS kids hard is completely acceptable and may runoff a few lazy kids but will stregthen the program and the remaining players. Ripping, ridiculing and belittling HS kids to motivate them will run off kids in droves and may result in short term success but is not usually sustained. Additionally, it is immoral and should not be tolerated. Only focusing on your stars and pet projects will run off kids faster than anything and quickly causes the complete absence of depth. (Again, in no way saying this is happening at SV just commenting on the Coach Knight reference.
tomahawk.chop wrote:im reading these posts on SV. i have no personal knowlege of SV. im boiling down what little info there is here to numbers falling off because of the berating and not because of the workouts. is that right? that sucks, if its true. everyone's aware that you can cut kids during tryouts, right? anything that makes kids quit before tryouts is probably borderline stupid.
mental toughness is one thing. i understand the point on kids being softer nowadays with the super-positive, 18-year long environment of the modern age. but this is different. being bullied by a coach doesnt fly any more. a good coach should have a quality that can convince anyone to want to play lacrosse & work harder to get better. i even subscribe to the bobby knight method, but i know now its not all effective in hs. it works on some very specific kids, not teams. you better hope you have one of the right kids, the one special kid who gets it and also has the stuff to set an example or be the leader. if its not the right kid, you get the titanic. the watchout isn't the titanic for your team. the watchout is when the titanic is your program.