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Tin-Man

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  1. I went to high school in Knoxville and know a lot of the guys that played high school ball. I was wondering what the CoachT population thinks about how a coach should fill successful or how they feel a coach shows success. Personally, I think a high school coaches job is to prepare kids for college soccer. Winning (drive to win) is built into this philosophy and is its own subheading. If we were making an outline it might look like this A. Prepare players for College Soccer 1. Training a. Competitive (winning) attitude b. Soccer IQ training (team-based instruction, tactical awareness) c. Technical ability 2. Playing a. Winning attitude b. Expectation of team-based play (whatever style is: use center to open up flanks, use long switches to utilize one-on-ones, build up attack from back, center mid making forward runs, etc.) c. Ability to play different styles based on opponent 3. Atmosphere a. Sessions ready and have purpose, challenging schedule, smooth trips (money for buses and overnight stays where team stays together), great food budget, video sessions, locker room speeches, game plans for each opponents, etc. Some kids want to play high school soccer just to have a good time, build bonds of brotherhood, etc. and that is wonderful. Other kids want to play high school soccer to help them on their way to a higher level of soccer. It seems to me that the players playing for fun will have fun (as long as the competitive nature does not go too far and ruin things) and the players wanting to transition into college ball will have an easier time
  2. look at this, Karns alum can't even spell. "quite life" are you trying to say 'quit life' and my name has a dash in it, it deserves the dash. Arsenal/Liverpool today at 2:30.
  3. Hey gooner... this is ucsoccer. Craig cook and I are trying to put a indoor team together. We have Darius kahn and Brent Cole (keeper), but are looking for some more players. If you are coming home this summer and are interested just let me know.
  4. in NCAA there is, and also you cannot be playing pro while you are playing college. For instance Lindsey Wilson had a player (i think he was a bencher) who was playing some kind of pro ball and Lindsey had to forfeit five games, they still made it to the national tournament though. My team has players on it that have played professionally in their countries. Players from other countries love to get a degree from an American school, and thus that is why they come here, but there ticket to a degree is soccer. These players know what is expected from them, so they play. The more i think about it, the more i realize that DI needs to lessen its restrictions on foreign players, for they could really benefit their teams, and American players for that matter, the best way to get better is to play with or against better people/teams. I really think that some things need to change before American soccer is going to be a powerhouse. I recall our reserves playing against 2 TN teams, one was the crush b/c they were wearing orange, and the other i didn't get to see, so i don't know.
  5. Well, i just on here for the first time this year and was wondering how the freshman class of my day are doing as seniors? I hear they score a lot and that Aaron shoenfiled is the man, but other than that, how are they? more hard defense, bootin going on? who are their midfielders? are they in great shape like Turner likes em? who is playing defense this year? just everything about bearden, and maybe their biggest rivals. just curious, coming from a lazy man, who doesn't want to look it all up.
  6. man, if i would have know you were going to settle it, i would not have bothere. hey man, look at UC getting represented, yea I just looked back and saw that WKU beat Berea 3-0, what a shame. Berea is one of those NAIA teams that end up as the worst teams, i do not even know how they got that game. anyway, cya at practice, in the rain.
  7. I will try and settle this. I go to the University of the Cumberlands, my name is Craig Cook. (hi everybody) NAIA is wierd, we got the best teams and the worst teams. If you look at teams like Pikeville, they are very weak, i would say that any high school team making it to the state tournament could beat them, no joke. I we beat them around 20-0 or something like that, maybe 19. However, we also have the best teams, for instance Lindsey Wilson and Azuza Pacific, not to mention Rio Grande. Lindsey Wilson had 1 American on thier team last year (or maybe the year before, i don't remember which). A lot of their players are from Trinidad and they are 23 years old. They are the fastest people i have ever played, These players play NAIA for one year, must of them just to get lousy grades and finish their degree, however, these are super stars back home. Rio Grande had 10 English people on their team and 1 Brazilian. (I think maybe 7 of the Englishmen started, and one was a former rugby player, huge). Azuza Pacific, I am not sure where they came from, but i think both of their forwars just went to MLS, i know one of them did. This kid was amazing. As for my team, we had a Scottish player who played for the U18 national team, a Polish guy who played pro in Canada (he moved there at a young age). We jus had a player go to the division under MLS who was from England, we have players from all over the place. Right now we have 4 players from Brazil, 1 Columbian, 1 German, 2 Englishmen, 1 Croatian, 1 Polish, 1 Japanese, 1 Costa Rican (moved to Miami), and 1 Somalian (red-shirted last year) Not saying that my team is the best, just showing NAIA has people from many different countries. NAIA does not have as many restrictions on who can play, I think div. 1 has grade limits and maybe age limits and stuff. But not in NAIA, we can pick-up almost anybody. Anyway, here is what i am getting at, the best NAIA teams would demolish the best Div. 1 teams. notice i said best, because like i said NAIA has some very weak teams. I also think that the style of play is just better than Div. 1 soccer. (thats just me) we possess and move as a unit, it is not so, long ball. We played some decent long ball teams, and ate them up. I am sure that Div. 1 teams would be better at it because they put more of a focus on strong, fast players. NAIA is more of a controlled game and it seems that it would be harder to perfect. (my opinion) the reason why everyone wants to go to div. 1 is because that is where the money is. Lok at NAIA schools and div. 2 schools. Our facilities are not as nice, maybe not a large stadium or huge amount of fans going to games because the schools are small. I know i love playing in the few games where there are even 1,000 fans. Our biggest fan base my freshman year was at Lee University, I loved it, i wish i could have that more. We just do not have as much money or recognition. Do you see NAIA games on tv? if you have tell me, because i havent. I can see the pull for div. 1 schools. Of course foreign players com to NAIA schools to get a degree, but the reason they are at school is because of soccer, they know that. So they play first and school later. Anyway, to wrap up. NAIA's best teams would beat div. 1's top teams, however, a lot of NAIA teams do not have the resources to make greta teams, and guess where they pull from? yep, Americans who want to play at the next level. just my thoughts. just wanna say GO AMERICA!!! (after all thought i sound like a hypocrite, but i think American soccer is catching up and i think we will win the World Cup after this upcoming one). hope this helps I think Lindsey Wilson has played Indiana, maybe two times, and they beat them both times. Granted i think they were in the off-season. I heard this from a Lindsey player, so i am thinking it is viable info.
  8. Tin-Man

    Rankings Week 0

    the statement was meant mostly for the fact that he made it sound like he had an inside tract to Bearden soccer and their program. i did not intend for my post to make it sound that way and should have worded it differently (something like, "the kid doesnt play soccer or go to Bearden and thinks he knows Bearden soccer"), but my excuse is that it was midterm week, and my mind was full of nonsense from 5 varying subjects. i do agree with you that one does not have to play a game to understand it; however, it does help. i have not heard of a full ride for soccer in NAIA (does not mean it doesn't exist, i just have not heard of one), mine is a mix of athletic and academic. as for sold for my second high school, i guess, if you look back though, my guess for the state champs before Germantown Houston was defeated was Germantwon Houston. i looked back and it seemed like i thought Khader was an awful player, and i apologize. Khader is a good player with good vision, a good touch, and a knack for not losing the ball (kinda sounds like a midfielder to me), he was placed on left back, which is a spot usually for people with lots of speed and strength. Khader, did not get moved off the ball, and had quickness (10 yard speed), but he did not have 40 yard speed, and he usually got away with it by playing smart defense, but against Hendersonville, the players were just too fast. Khader did things that others couldn't do in that position, but i think he would have been better off in a midfield position where his strengths could have been used to their fullest, and also midfielders hardly have to make 40 yard sprints. On the Pitch, i will try and put more thought before i start posting undeveloped thoughts.
  9. Tin-Man

    Bearden

    maybe they turned you down for your lack of spelling. "oppertunities"? haha just a joke. i was thinking about what team you might play for, having only one state ring from Knoxville through a four year time, and came up with that you are a senior at Farragut. which means that you were a freshman when they won state, ouch old memories, that was the year i played at Oak Ridge, and we got beat 5-0 in the state finals. but if you were on that team, you didn't see the field if you were a freshman, and hence got a state ring for sitting on a bench so if you are a senior at Farragut, and have 2 gold metals for state, that means you are probably on the Impact (89?), which is a really good team, so that means i must know you, but i did not recognize your picture. so did i get it right? (all this is based upon one's brilliant mind, but since there are no set facts to base it upon, it is still under investigation)
  10. Tin-Man

    Rankings Week 0

    haha, this kid plays football and thinks he knows soccer. however, heres my two sense on this issue. It is a big jump from a player's junior year top their senior year. Think about it, it is your last year, you want something done, and you are now in the leadership position, and you can now push were you left all from last year without having to waste time with getting new people situated. I think Farragut will be one of the top contenders this year, right beside Bearden, because i do think that Bearden has gotten better for this year, they have lost some players, but others stepped up and it seems, rather quickly. Alot of Bearden's players were anxious to play last year and recieved some playing time for the first time, and now that they know what that is like they will be hungry. So, my prediction is that Farragut will beat Bearden at least once this year, and Bearden will beat Farragut at least once this year, the other 1 or 2 is up to any one. as for Khader, he was a good player with what he had, he just didnt have everytrhing a soccer player needs, and it showed in the state final game when the coach took him out, and put Lutz back there.
  11. Tin-Man

    Bearden

    NAIA Ezion (little brother), it seems that everyone has some wierd obsession with your looks, maybe they should ask you over. You know, so the guys can fix you up, have a makeover. They can cut your hair for you and style it for it, give you some tips on how to keep it looking good.
  12. Tin-Man

    Bearden

    me either, i hope i can make it, i tell people at my school that its almost like a football game, but those Kentucky boys don't believe me. I hope to mak eit to the game. as for Aston Villa, our team went to the Regional semi-finals and played Lindsey Wilson and we lost 1-0. which is not bad considering that they have won the national tournament in 2005, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, and 1995. However, we had a chance to go to the national tournament, because they are picked based on points, and you get more points for playing better teams, well we played Lindsey Wilson three times (lost all three, OUCH) and we would have gotten alot of points for that, but Lindsey Wilson was forced to forfeit 5 games because one of their players was playing on a different team, making there ranking decrease and making us get less points for playing them. If Lindsey Wilson would have won one of the 5 games they had to forfeit, we would have advanced to the national tournament. that would have been great.
  13. Tin-Man

    Bearden

    University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY
  14. Tin-Man

    Bearden

    1. no i am not in high school, but these forums are not just for high school students 2. what does that have to do with anything? i know that Farragut has more than one good player and i have never played for them. To even try and make this part of this argument is worthless and pretty much retarded because it has nothing to do with anything. 3. are you even going to attempt to make any complete thoughts here? have some backing for your pathetic excuse for an argument before you start opening your mouth. like i said, they have returning all-state players, players (that is plural) that make all-state are pretty much the cream of the crop. i still dont know how you are trying to talk about players on a team that have proved themselves 4. well, i am in college on a full ride to a really good school and started in games as a freshman and played in almost every game after our seventh game. i am majoring in sports management, containing a 3.3 GPA, so i like to think i am doing a little something with my life. and i like irish music (WHAT?!) what does that have to do with anything? i really don't know, but i decided to follow your example and throw dumb stuff into my post without thinking about it. see how dumb that looks? i am trying to help.
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    Bearden

    kind of a bold statement, wouldn't you agree? they did play many hard teams last year, won state, and have a couple of returning all-district/region/ and state players, kinda makes your statement seem a little discredited (is that a word)?
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