Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Coaches can make the difference

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Experienced coaching staffs lead the way
Coaches teach, but still learn
By Lee Fensin Freeman Staff
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WAUKESHA – It’s probably no coincidence that the two Waukesha high schools involved in state football championship games in Madison on Friday are led by veteran coaching staffs. Coaching experience is important at all levels, but especially in high school where often the most successful programs are run by some of the most experienced coaches.
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Bill Young has been head football coach at Catholic Memorial a long time and knows a thing or two about teaching football and motivating young men. And anything he might [not] know, he can go to veteran group of assistant coaches that include Bob Vitale, former head coach at Menomonee Falls High School; Bob Hall, former head coach at Waukesha North and currently the principal at Memorial; and Fritz Richter, who has more than two decades of coaching experience in the area.
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And while they are teaching, the Memorial coaches continue to learn. Young said the coaching staff goes on college and pro visits. He has a friend who is tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints and he said his staff picked up several tips, including some good drills, on the visit down south this summer...
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...what Young and his staff are doing not only benefits this year’s team, but lays the groundwork for good things ahead. By making the playoffs and getting to the state championship game, the underclassmen get several extra weeks of practice time and game experience.

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