Redjeep83, on 16 May 2018 - 01:43 PM, said:
heavy_hitter, on 16 May 2018 - 01:26 PM, said:
Redjeep83, on 16 May 2018 - 12:48 PM, said:
heavy_hitter, on 16 May 2018 - 09:48 AM, said:
Redjeep83, on 16 May 2018 - 09:41 AM, said:
stratton nolen, his dad on this forum, never gets any play time. I haven't seen him get much play time his entire 4 years. I would be kinda pissed in his situation
Why would you be pissed? The players have to qualify to play. There is nothing subjective about it. You either shoot the score or you don't. If you don't you sit at home. That is one of the beautiful things about golf.
From what I've read from people and his dad, he has put up the scores etc but still hasn't got much playing time, mostly because of his size and its been frustrating. The coach that recruited him left his freshman year.
You go to a school based on the players, fit, and the education. Going because of the coach is the wrong reason to go. My opinion is the kid should have transferred. There are countless meetings between players and coach individually and as a group. If his goal was to play he should have asked the coach last year if he could guarantee a spot on the roster. If he said "No" he should have transferred to play somewhere else. That isn't on the coach or the program, it is on the player and his parents.
As a former coach, if I have a two kids (one a freshman and one a senior) with equal abilities and shooting the same scores I would play the freshman 100% of the time.
I don't think went because of the coach... Anyway, we don't know the details behind his decisions but I agree about transferring. You being a coach and a coach of a highly recognized d1 school under the spotlight are two different things and decisions are made differently I would imagine.
I wouldn't think so. I have went to seminars and know D1 collegiate football and basketball coaches on a personal level. Every thing equal between a freshman and a senior, the freshman is going to start 99.9% of the time. More to gain for the coach by starting the freshman.
My daughter wanted to go to a bigger D1 program than where she is at. The coach told her that she needed to go to the school she eventually selected. The coach told my daughter she would love to have her as part of the program at the school, offered a little bit of money, but she wouldn't be able to compete for a roster spot until she was probably a junior. Even then she would be scrapping to play. I thought that was awesome she told my daughter that. I have seen her a couple of times since then and have talked and thanked her each time.
Edited by heavy_hitter, 16 May 2018 - 02:13 PM.