Penny Nelson: Questions about CMS football coaching |

Penny Nelson: Questions about CMS football coaching

To the editor:

I’m confused. Is the middle school football program designed to train all participants in the various aspects of team sports and teach individuals the techniques required or is it a win at all cost event?

If it is the former then why is the quarterback (the coach’s son) playing offense and defense while several players are on the bench not being utilized? Doesn’t playing both offense and defense exhaust the players to a point they are susceptible to injury?

Case in point, Eddie Smercina.

What values are we installing in our youth when Coach Hilderbrandt uses profanity to motivate our young people and Assistant Maneotis threatens an upset parent with an invitation to settle the difference in the parking lot.

Of course, if it’s the latter, we need a new management team as they have a 0 and 2 record.

This speaks volumes to the coaching expertise.

Penny Nelson


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