Should A Coach Move Up With His Team, Or Let Them Move On?
BY JONAH WOULLARD
You’ve seen it before, certain teams that become so dominate over a period of years, because the coaches were able to keep a nucleus of kids and coaches together on the youth level. But the question always arises; is this really good for the development of the players, or is this a display of egos of coaches who want the right to brag they coach a powerhouse team every year?
Well, I guess it all depends on how you look at it, some feel if you keep the kids together and the coaching staff that has proven to be successful with these particular kids , that these coaches are ensuring these kids are getting great coaching.
Others feel, that these kids will not always have these youth football coaches throughout their high school football careers, and by moving up with these kids, these types of coaches are just hampering young football players from learning other systems and adjusting to different coaching personalities.
The true football purest say, “If you’re a great coach, you don’t need to stack a team, and move up with them.” The coaches who I asked who I have personally known to move up with their teams say, “Those people are only saying that because they can’t beat the team they have coached for the last 3 or more years.”
What’s your opinion? Do you feel if a coach has done a great job with a particular squad, should he continue to coach them for multiple years, or should he take his great coaching skills and be willing to train and teach a new group of kids every year?
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yes a coach should up with his team.. IF you look at some of the best teams in the AYFL(even tho u guys dont respect us) they have their coaches for multiple years. The Weston 120S have had the coaching staff for three or four years now and we are a powerhouse. The same can b said about the West Pines 120s. If u say that it effects ur high school career than u r incorrect bcuz the players stay with the varisty and JV coaches for 4 years and use the same system.
i agree with the 2nd one a coach should move up
yeah, i think so. because as coaches you start a foundation with those kids, you learn all there good and bad habits, you build a bond and a strong relationship with your team. plus when u put in a system wit them kids, the kids can relate to it and understand what you are looking for. when u get a new team, you have to start from square one. the florida city razorbacks 90's is a great team. me and the rest of the coaching staff been with these kids since the peewee's. we see the progress as the years go bye. and to lead this team to a pop warner championship over a great team in gwen cherry, will be hard to let go.