Beat I agree with you 100% as usual except that in today's world, the administration has no choice but to suspend the coaches pending the outcome of the investigation. Not to trivialize or compare to some of the horrible acts of monsters (Sandusky/Nassar) but how many countless kids wouldn't have been traumatized had their respective bosses acted at the first report?
I don't know what the right answer is but in today's world, the principal/AD don't have any choice but to sideline them while DCF does it thing. For a moment imagine if we are all wrong in our conclusions & this staff is guilty and they didn't suspend them (innocent until proven guilty). The administration would be out of a job for failing to act and the town would be likely be facing some serious liability issues.
Why the parents decided to pursue this through DCF only they can answer and if we are all correct that the staff didn't do anything wrong, I feel for the coaches.
You are soft like your kid
Oh great, the knuckle-dragging, Bro-culture, Trump supporting, neo-nazi college kids of Barstool Sports just posted on this. Lovely.
Its all over..High School hockey has died as of this last straw.
According to the Andover High School athletics website, Saturday night's boys hockey game against Hingham has been postponed. The Golden Warriors were slated to travel to Pilgrim Skating Arena in Hingham for an 8 p.m. faceoff.
Andover High placed three boys hockey coaches on administrative leave earlier this week. According to Andover school officials, boys hockey players were deprived of food and water as punishment for poor performance.
“During a practice after the team lost a game, students were forced to do a punitive conditioning session where they were not allowed a water break,” the school department said in a statement. “After the team lost an away game and were on the road back to Andover, students were denied food as a punishment for losing.
“Andover Public Schools is fully cooperating with the DCF investigation and will additionally conduct its own investigation following the conclusion of the DCF investigation,” the school added.
The claims also have prompted a state child welfare investigation of possible child neglect in the boys hockey program.
The kids have staged a boycott of all road games until the Andover school administration meets their demands for fair treatment.
A partial list of their demands include a full buffet in the back of the bus with 1 Large table for catering dressed with white tablecloths, bus temperature set at 72 degrees, each player is to receive 2 new white towels in the shower, locker room (1 face & 1 body). Hot Food: BW3's Chicken - Legs, Wings only, Steamed Garlic Broccoli, Lightly Seasoned Green Beans, Lightly Seasoned Steamed Spinach, a Pasta Bar and a Carving Station - Roast Beef & Ham, a one gallon bucket full of M&M's with all red ones removed, a case each of Pepsi, Mt. Dew & Gatorade (Blue and Green only), 3 Cases of Poland Springs water (half cold, half room temperature), Sliced Lemons Wedges. 4 Full Sized Cheese Cakes from the Cheesecake Factory.
These AHS players are conditioned with a sense of entitlement early in their hockey careers while playing youth hockey for the Andover Hockey Assoc., who are the same group of idiots that run the Andover HS Hat Trick Boosters Club. Their kids have all been glorified with participation medals and they hand selected this coach who kissed their asses and played their kids, now he has ****** off the wrong people. This coach clearly has issues controlling his emotions and it has finally caught up with him.
its very easy to 'have fun with this'. but we are talking about a coach's (actually 3) career or life long dream crushed by 'someone'. the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune is doing a good job of keeping up. they reported that they have seen four receipts to Panera on the day in question that was turned in by the coaching staff for reimbursement (by the boosters). this calls into question one of the two allegations. the team manager (who's job it is to fill the water bottles) stated they were available at practice. calling into question the second of the allegations. further the HC has now hired an attorney. several current and former parents are coming forward in support of the coach (named, quoted and published). they cancelled tonight's game and tied a weak team on Thursday. i understand 'facebook' is blowing up with all kinds of who and why this was done.
as a coach i am deeply troubled the issue was not brought forth to the school first. why? going to the school would require the person to be identified and lead to a meeting between the school (AD & principal), the HC and the person complaining. been there done that more than once. if it is playing time related it usually ends there (admin is very coach supportive) other issues tend to lead to corrective action on the coaches part. but using DCF is anonymous and requires no proof. what it does is ties the administrations hands - they have no real choice but to suspend the coach/staff until the DCF investigation is complete. so what prevents a person before a big game --- say the state finals from filing a complaint on an opponent.
i suppose this is just the natural progression of certain parents not getting their way then realizing they can't change teams (as they did in the youth years) so they do this.
remember this the next time you say 'hs coaches are -----'
So the real question remains, where was Cap A throughout this whole fiasco? THIS was her chance and she blew it.
So we are in agreement - Parents are soft...
I have no choice but move to Nashville at this point...
So can someone explain to me what 'Turtle Boy Sports' is? Barstool for the North Shore? Barstool wanna be?
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Thus thing is nutz—what is in the water in Andover....no pun intended..