Ohio HS Football Coaches Survey: What do you think the biggest misconceptions with Spring Football are? See if you agree…

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2014 Ohio HS Football Coaches Survey

Question: What do you think the biggest misconceptions with Spring Football are?

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Ohio HS Football Coaches Comments on Spring Football Misconceptions….

“It’s a full varsity sport season.”

“Will take away athletes wanting to participate in a spring sport. ”

“That it will be “fair” or equal for everyone. Big schools will be at a big advantage.”

“Takes away from other sports. ”

“Don’t need it.”

“That athletes will be forced to give up other sports in order to participate. ”

“That it would take athletes away from spring sports. ”

“Will effect track/baseball kids. ”

“I think the biggest misconception is that spring football will interfere with other spring sports. I think that is the farthest from the truth. It is my opinion that Sports should stay in the High Schools, and away from the Club and AAU scene. It is costing parents more money, coaching isn’t always the greatest along with taking away athletes from high school sports. ”

“That it will take players away from Spring sports. Students will give up spring sport to participate in football workouts.”

“It will destroy track and baseball in Ohio.”

“Takes away from other sports.”

“More time isn’t always a good thing. Spring Football is tap into even more time for boys who play more than just football. Your Div.III schools and smaller need boys to play just one sport.”

“Taking away from spring sports.”

“It will cause players to choose between a Spring sport or Spring football.”

“That it will help Ohio players get recruited.”

“That it’s too much football.”

“That it will make a big difference. It would only benefit big schools it would hurt smaller schools.”

“It will make kids who are playing another sport pick between football and that sport.”

“The biggest misconception regarding high school football is that it is not safe!”

“We have to do it to keep up with Florida, California, and Texas.”

“That it will take away from spring sports. If done correctly it will not hurt spring sports at all.”

“That it’s needed for Ohio to have quality football.”

“Spring sports losing athletes.”

“It will take kids away from spring sports.”

“That kids won’t play other spring sports because of spring football.”

“It would hurt other sports.”

“That players skills will get better. Skills are developed in Individual, not so much in team periods.”

“I don’t know. I think the biggest complaint is it will interfere with other school activities. I don’t think that is a misconception.”

“Most people feel kids won’t play a spring sport. Most of our players are done competing in their spring sport by May 15. Those kids still competing would play their spring sport no matter what.”

“That it will harm participation in spring sports & athletes will feel pressured to specialize in football.”

“Hurting other sports, increased specialization.”

“Hitting for 10 days.”

“More contact = more injuries.”

“They think it would force kids to choose between sports.”

“Ohio is a state that likes football. I don’t think it is a football state, though, in much of the state. Administrators want a great product on the field, but in many cases aren’t willing to fund it properly. Why has the SEC and PAC 12 surpassed the Big Ten? It is very simple. They understand the affect football has on everything that goes on in their schools and communities. Football typically funds every other sport and more people attend football games than anything else. I think the state of Delaware has spring football. Why can’t we?”

“I think the concerns come mostly from within the school. Coaches worry about sharing athletes.”

“That student athletes would quit other sports.”

“It will hurt spring sports.”

“I don’t have personal experience with spring football, so I don’t know the answer to that with any kind of authority. But I do fear that we would have serious hurdles with spring sports.”

“Specialization of athletes, asks kids to give up spring sports.”

“That student-athletes would quit sports.”

“That it takes away from spring sports.”

“Interferring with spring sports.”

“That there’s no use for it in the smaller divisions. People figure you will either gut the Track and Baseball programs OR be having practice with 7-12 kids that aren’t fast or strong enough to help the track team or skilled enough to help the Baseball team. But…if Coaches can simply coach fundamentals in the spring, you could make those 7-12 kids BETTER. You could develop some skill, some team work and make it a safer sport.”

“That it will take away from spring sports.    “

“It’ll hurt other sports.”

“That football will dominate the landscape even more than it already does. The truth of the matter is kids who play baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, or wrestle have the opportunity to work on those skills year round. If a kid enrolls in a 7-on-7 league in the winter he is putting his eligibility in jeopardy. Why the disparity?”

“That there’s no use for it in the smaller divisions. People figure you will either gut the Track and Baseball programs OR be having practice with 7-12 kids that aren’t fast or strong enough to help the track team or skilled enough to help the Baseball team. But…if Coaches can simply coach fundamentals in the spring, you could make those 7-12 kids BETTER. You could develop some skill, some team work and make it a safer sport.”

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