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Why are coach’s kids usually good?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject: Why are coach’s kids usually good? Reply with quote

It seems like coaches kids are typically really good players… Why is that? It has to be more than just genetics. To name a few:

Tom Vannelli – Mike
Don Lucia – Tony and Mario
Mike Guenzal – All three kids are good.
Pat Guyer – Gino
Mike Randolf – Jake
Sertich (Roseville) – Mike
Mark Aus at Centennial-Charlie Aus
Virginia Hedricksons
Bemidji / Air Force - Serratore
Hasting – Welch
Cullen’s – Moorehead
Gernander’s – Greenway
Westrum - Apply Valley
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They get more ice time.

Idea
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EREmpireStrikesBack wrote:
They get more ice time.

Idea


Well played!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say a lot has to do with genetics. Most coaches for better programs have playing experience at a level passed high school. Also, coaches should have a hand in their youth system to make sure the younger players are developing and if he can't even develope his own kid having him his whole life that would not reflect well on him. That is if the kid is willing to put in the hours. I'm also guessing but coaches have good connections, know what camps to send the players too, and as a player I'm sure your working your butt off to impress your dad. Just my 2 cents.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because their dad can give them tips and advice on and off the ice. plus they can watch over the kids at home to make sure they are doing drills right
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or how about the fact that most kids at a young age like to emulate their father - the kid probably grew up on skates and started as a young age, Dad probably didn't have to give him a lot of the tips - the kid likely picked up a lot of them along the way just listening to their father.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They start younger, they have genetics.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a number of reasons.

1) They grow up around the game and start at a young age.
2) They watch more hockey than their peers.
3) Their fathers can make sure they don't fall behind.
4) If they are behind, they often can make up for it by providing opportunities that others don't get.
5) They are more likely to pursue that sport as their primary.
6) Advanced training is available.

Regarding that last one. Imagine you're a coach and you want to make sure the HS team is able to run certain plays in football, has a Point Guard that can run your offense in basketball, or needs a player with a certain skillset to play out top on the power play in hockey. It isn't that they will inherently favor their own kid, but more that they don't have access to the others for long enough to teach deep enough to make sure any other player can do what they want.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Genetics can be helpful. Although, you typically don't hear about the coach's kids that are duds. Lechners kid was never a great player, decent, but not great.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets not forget about Jefferson with Tom Saterdalen and his son Jeff, John Bianchi and his 3 boys, Greg Trebil and Dan and Ryan, Tom Oseicki at Burnsville with Mark and Matt, Scott Oliver at Roseau with Nick....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug Peltier- Son brian FL- Dan Forsythe son Aaron. FL
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is MOSTLY about OPPORTUNITY. I know a young high school coaches son very well. The coach is at the rink every day. The kids are at the rink and on the ice EVERYDAY. They are on the ice with high schoolers, they are on the ice with peers, they are on the ice just by themselves. Plus the coaches tend to do alo of clinics and camps, their kids are at and participating in every clinic and camp because that is where dad is. There are alot of kids I know who are genetically better athletes than some coaches kids but do not receive half the opportunity the coaches kids do. It is nothing to be jealous or angry over it is just fact, you can't even really buy the additional opportunities coaches kids have even if you wanted to. At the end of the day you can itemize it and break it down however you want but it ultimately all comes under the label of OPPORTUNITY
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They care and are passionate.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cause they get ice time over a player that is at the same caliber, giving them an advantage with real game time experiance. I haven't heard of too many Dad's cutting there own kid.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd string wrote:
Cause they get ice time over a player that is at the same caliber, giving them an advantage with real game time experiance. I haven't heard of too many Dad's cutting there own kid.


And your name is second 2nd string. Are you bitter?
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