Fri, 23-Feb-18 @ 01:42:50PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Fill out Response Form to be Eligible to play in All Canada Bowl 2018; Western Canada vs Eastern Canada for Future Stars (gr 8/9) & Rising Stars (gr 10/11)
  -= ACG Homepage =- Recent Posts Twitter Facebook All Pro   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
 on: Today at 01:42:17 PM 
Started by Fair - Last post by oh i get it
So when the games get tough does that mean Guelph will go South? Makes sense.
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 01:37:42 PM 
Started by Outlooker - Last post by Overlooked
Joe never looks within...he doesn’t get what that means, promote within your staff, like all top organizations do...

I can tell you this, Flamia hasn’t been around this past week because he’s out recruiting I was told .....but players want him to be the guy too. These players are dying for consistency.. why take a risk of bringing someone else and losing them within a year again? Especially with Joe’s contract nearing ...

Not saying Flamia is the best candidate, but this late in he process, and if it’s not a front 7 specialist you are bringing in, then why change the message.  Flamia knows the back end.

Let’s see what happens...

My guess... he completely overlooks Flamia.. hires another young guy with Flamia same skill set and Flamia leaves a year later...

  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 01:28:24 PM 
Started by AAA BANTAM HFA - Last post by imature response
It is attempt to mock the sound suggestions posted in the the first post. Very typical hfa response. Any and all suggestions are attacked in a juvenal thoughtless way. AND THEY WONDER WHY SO MANY HAVE YET PAID UP THIS YEAR.
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 01:05:57 PM 
Started by Anyone - Last post by Varga
Tyler Varga... Western transfer to Yale.  I think he lost one year and had to sit out
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 01:04:48 PM 
Started by AAA BANTAM HFA - Last post by What the ....
Why doesn't one poster keep cutting and pasting the same thing?
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 01:02:11 PM 
Started by Helppp - Last post by UBC
YYC best to UBC
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 12:55:19 PM 
Started by AAA BANTAM HFA - Last post by hfa-bs
The hfa needs to adopt a new approach this year to get rid of parents who whine and cry when their sons aren't good enough. They need to adopt a totally new tryout system. Here are some ideas. First they should charge $150 for a try out. A tryout fee is a token not a partial commitment.  It helps cover the cost of field rentals and time and effort equipping kids and helps ensure equipment is covered if not returned. There is nothing more upsetting then some parents paying for other parents lack of financial commitment. It is heart breaking to see people put down 150 dollars knowing their money is going to support someone who hasn't paid. In all honesty it bothers me to think that parents believe everything in life should be free and complain about paying for recreational sports that are struggling to stay afloat. Parents also needs to realize that they do not coach the team and it is the coaches job to evaluate the tryouts and pick the team that they think has the best chance to have a good season. Parents should have no influence over the tryout process, this includes messages on anonymous internet forums. The tryouts need to also be based on facts, including the fact that some parents are the reason their son is not chosen because those parents can be a disruption to team unity and morale. There are be records and documents kept in this process that are discussed amongst the coaching staff. A coach does have legitimate evidence of how the players did in the various drills and they are discussed amongst the coaching staff. Observations are EXACTLY why a coach would cut players. The coaches should be held to a high standard and be able to back up their decisions but are not obligated to share their reasons with parents. If a parent has questions and concerns about this they can ask the coaches to have an honest and open discussion, but need to be prepared to hear things they may not like or agree with. With proper self reflection on the parents and players part this discussion can be less confrontational and less stressful for all. Telling a parent their child was cut based on limited evidence is a recipe for bitterness, but a part of life, parents should be supportive and use this as a life lesson (life ISN'T always fair, but your character shows in how you handle it). What hurts the image of the club is parents who can't handle that their son may NOT be as good as they think he is, or do not realize that their very own actions can be what is holding their child back. It is very disheartening  as a coach to witness players giving it all in these tryouts knowing they have little or no chance because their parents ruin it for everyone. It is upsetting seeing players show up late, put little or no effort in hardly breaking a sweat make the teams, but that is for the coaches to handle. The hfa is a great organization with great coaches and the vast majority of parents are great.  However, there always a few who can't accept that the world does not revolve around them.  The many good people in the club need to step up and demand that the bad apples who ruin it for everyone be removed.  It is these few individuals who are the prime reason registrations are down year over year.  People are sick of listening to the whiners and complainers, especially those who think their kid is better than everyone else. That is why we are not signing up this year and also not going to the tire fires that are the Ironmen/Hurricanes or Stamps.

What they said ^

Some parents are also sick of having these carried players who do not deserve to be on the teams playing. Too many carried, pampered players who should not be on these teams. Hamilton should have won all three championships if all the talent was not pissed off and many did not show up. Your delusional if you think the three rep teams have the talent in Hamilton. Most are staying away because of the shit show being shown here. Great job and try winning with 30 kids this year.
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 12:23:29 PM 
Started by AAA BANTAM HFA - Last post by Hmmmm.....

It is sad on here watching Hamilton Parents eat their young.  Now back to Ottawa Parents eating their young.

A whole lot of someone's have to give their collective heads a shake. Two of the largest football centers in the Province acting like buffoons
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 12:17:47 PM 
Started by Fair - Last post by @IMG
Very successful Camp completed at IMG. Outstanding effort by everyone and lots of development seen in the players individually and with the systems input. A great head start to the season. Now as a reward everyone is enjoying a day in the sun at the beach before heading home and getting ready for spring football. Remember under pressure you will sink to the level of your training and preparation. Gryphons are well prepared for what they will face in the future.
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

 on: Today at 12:16:57 PM 
This is a public image nightmare for the hfa. The optics of this look so bad and can see why so many are passing on them this year. The gong show continues and is getting worse.
  Reply  |  Reply with quote  

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.065 seconds with 15 queries.