Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Letter to the Coach
Re: Letter to the Coach
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 17:20:18 -0400
Why yes, thank-you, I'll put my oar in
Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> Timmy Star-Scout goes out for American style football. He makes "the
> team" and is required to show up for EVERY practice or he doesn't play.
What kind of team? School team or rec league/other team?
Some school conferences require that a player make every
practice or a certain number of practices in order to play
that week. Some rec league teams have the same requirement
as a "fairness" issue to prevent Superstar Johnny from
playing every down although he never comes to practice.
> Question one: How BIG is this Team Timmy made? Is it just enough to
> field a team plus a couple extras in case of injury, or is it four-deep
> on every position?
Not germaine. See above.
> Question two: "or he doesn't play" means (1) he doesn't play in the game
> after he missed practice, or (2) he'll never play again this year, or (3)
> he's not allowed to dress out for the game?
usually meas (1), sometimes means (3), (2) would mean he was
"cut" from the team.
> Question three derives from the answers to the above two. What are the
> odds that, even if he doesn't miss a practice, he'll actually be on the
> field for more than one play a season?
Doesn't that depend primarily on the quality of the
individual's play rather than attendance?
The thing we may be forgetting is that Scouting is not
competitive; and, our "season" is 52 weeks long. "Everyone"
makes the team. Scholastic and select teams may be highly
competitve for both participation and playing time and, the
seasons may only include 8 or 10 games.