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I had looked forward to football season, but already I am tired of watching “girly men”  race around the field with their long tresses flying out behind them!

Can anybody tell me why the players wear those bands above the elbow? What are they for?

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In response to the varsity head coach, this is somebody who has watched middle school and high school football practices many times. I have watched many players not get involved in practices, but I have seen sons of coaches get nearly all the reps. Furthermore, I am betting your son little Jimmy got to play a lot more than the other kids. Anybody who knows football knows the more football reps a kid gets the better he becomes. Nobody is questioning your dedication to the job just the politics involved. Next time try to keep your comments under 100 words like everyone else. You’re not special.

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WOW! To the Hancock Co. Varsity head coach for setting the record straight by saying PARENTS PLEASE TAKE OFF THE BLINDERS. High School sports are not like Little League — playing time is not guaranteed, it’s earned. One thing is for certain, you can’t play if you quit.

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As a Hancock County Parent for a Freshman/JV/Varsity player, my BLINDERS ARE OFF! We as parents and school system teach our children about bullying and abuse. When you see a Head Varsity Coach yell, scream, stomp their feet and scream at the athletes DON’T MAKE ME LOOK BAD AS A COACH is UNACCEPTABLE! Threatening the athletes of not being able to play, UNACCEPTABLE!

A coach needs to give the athlete criticism to make them a better player, but also give them positive feedback. Being negative all the time, yelling, screaming and threatening a player does no good! Coaching needs to be a 50/50 thing, focus on their strengths and help the athlete with their weaknesses to become a better player. I know being a coach isn’t easy but you have to treat all athletes with RESPECT!

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