Why not have spring football? Most sports are year-round except football; why?
No wonder there's so many mediocre players on big 10 teams, half of them are from Florida!!!!!Not having spring ball is hurting some of our kids recruitment. I have coached in Florida with spring ball I've seen kids get recruited that if they were in Ohio never would have. You can play it towards the end of spring sport like other states where kids can still play baseball, track, etc. Even Indiana has summer ball.
Because it's stupid and not worth the time or effort. Kids can develop skills year round, coaching team schemes in April will not magically make them smarter in the fall if they already can't learn stuff through June and July.Why not have spring football? Most sports are year-round except football; why?
You do have a point if a kid can't get it in April he most likely will not get it. But as a coach that's when you need to reflect and ask yourself how can i coach this better or if this scheme is right for this school.Because it's stupid and not worth the time or effort. Kids can develop skills year round, coaching team schemes in April will not magically make them smarter in the fall if they already can't learn stuff through June and July.
They wouldn't be made to play just as they aren't made to play AAU basketball, travel baseball, or club soccer. I dont think it should be school sanctioned, but a club like other sports with limited boys from a single school on each team.Surefire solution to the problem of dwindling numbers of players participating in football........ Make them play in the spring also. That'll sell it, and the numbers will be higher than ever. Sure. Maybe this topic should be brought up on the baseball and track forums to see how enthusiastically they support it.
This is perfect. recruiting and “because they do it in the big southern states” are literally the only 2 reasons I’ve ever heard people push for it.If our initial reason for starting spring football is "getting kids recruited" then our priorities are seriously jacked up.
All spring football would do further insert a wedge between football and other sports. Forcing kids to specialize in a sport is dumb and goes against any scientific benefits we have uncovered through research.
"Because the south does it" is a another misguided reason for implementing spring football.
Hang on, let me go tell our baseball and track coaches that we’ll be needing their best athletes on Saturdays in May for 7 on 7’s…. Which they’ll also be doing all through June and July. I’m sure they’ll be on board with that because apparently it won’t hurt their sports.I don’t see spring football in Ohio, but need 7v7. 7v7 is just skill development and wouldn’t hurt other spring sports