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More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby youngbuck » October 6th, 2017, 10:13 am

[font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]John Deitle
[font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]October 4 at 9:03pm · Sidman, PA · 
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[font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]My son Shane quit Forest Hills football today because he did not get to play very often. Last year he played offense and defense for most of the game. Let me share with you why Coach Bailey told my son when he quit why should be punished and not play.
He missed a week of camp because we went on vacation. The first one I have been able to allow my self to go on since Max died. My family wanted to go sooner but I could not allow myself to go after Max passed away. It was the only available time slot we could get in that the whole family was available to go and after going I am glad I did because it was a good thing me and for all the family.
He missed several weeks of weight lifting because he attended and counseled at Camp Mantowagan, attended Young Life camp, and attended a mission trip to West Virginia with Catholic Charities repairing homes for people who were unable to. Helping young kids to learn about Christ and how to live a better life through Christ!
If he were allowed to play games the outcome may have been different. He had several sacks last year and a lot of good plays. But Don Bailey believed everyone should suffer including the team because Shane stands up for God!
Don Bailey maybe you should have discussed Shane’s absence with him before your punishment took place. Another player recently joined the team on September 15 and he is playing both sides of the line with out being at camp or prior weight lifting at all.
My son made me proud when he didn’t go to weight lifting and instead counseled those young kids, helped the catholic charities and went to young life.
Christians get persecuted through out the world I didn’t expect it at Forest Hills
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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby Chevytrucks75 » October 6th, 2017, 10:37 am

Football is a great sport and kids can have fun doing it, but doing other things to better yourself and many others is very impressive thing for a teenager to do, so is it more important to have high numbers in the win column or is better to teach kids that being a good human being is better and doing things for other people that could change their lives for the good. I thought coaches weren't just supposed to coach the sport but also help mold future adults that contribute to society. I'm sure everyone will rip on my comment but oh well, remember high school football only lasts a few years but the real lessons you will need for life!

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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby youngbuck » October 6th, 2017, 12:09 pm

This player was credited for 0.5 sacks in 2016.  Not sure what he means by the team will suffer.   This sounds like somebody's kid was not good enough and now he is going to brand Don Bailey as persecuter of Christians.   Interesting for a Coach who took his players to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp this summer and makes sure that he prays publicly before the start of each game.

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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby CCDevil2012 » October 6th, 2017, 1:09 pm

At the highschool level of you're good enough you will play. It doesn't matter what lifting or workouts you missed or what vacations you went on in camp. Bailey may be old school but even he wants to win and will put the best 11 out. To me it sounds like Bailey said it was because of missing events, but really just said that so he didn't have to tell the father "your son isn't good enough"

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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby Manfred » October 7th, 2017, 7:24 am

Man does this chain of events floor me. I thought Don was better than that, and thats all I'm saying. Could there possibly be more than what we've just heard here?
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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby Crimson's Ghost » October 7th, 2017, 8:45 am

Seems a bit dramatic.   And we're only hearing one side of the story.

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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby El-Moldo » October 7th, 2017, 10:33 am

Years ago a pretty good football player at FH got hurt during camp, and had to miss the first game. Instead of attending the home game in street clothes and standing on the sidelines with the team, he went to a game in Richland the same night with his girlfriend. When the coach found out, the kid was GONE. Mr. Bailey is a true high school football coach. There HAS to be more to the above story for Mr. Bailey to dismiss a kid, or WHY a kid would quit.

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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby DCor50 » October 7th, 2017, 10:55 am

I'm not buying it. There's got to be more to the story. Either way, the kid quit.

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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby knowitall » October 7th, 2017, 11:20 am

Why then would a true high school football coach allow a player to walk on to his team after the season had started?

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Re: More ridiculous than ridiculous

Postby upnorth » October 7th, 2017, 11:26 am

We should celebrate this young man's choices to help others and the family's decision to spend time together, both of which are eminently more important than off-season workouts or a camp.

It amazes me that administrators in public and private education continue to allow these "not officially mandatory, but you better be there or else" off-season activities, especially when you consider the infinitesimal percentage of student athletes that will actually go on to perform at a high level in athletics to the point that it can supplant the importance of education (i.e. become professional athletes earning millions).

I know in the district that I reside in that there are certain sports where you student athletes have been told that they must attend these off-season activities or else they will be cut.  There was one coach (has moved on) that for a number of years did not allow his players to participate in other sports and required them to work out year round.


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