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03-07-2012, 07:03 PM
I'm wondering how many teams in the state have a split boys and girls team. Meaning that they have different coaches for the boys team and girls team. Are any noticeable teams that do this? Then the question is; does splitting the teams ultimately lead to success?
If anyone wants to weigh in and offer any kind of insight that would be great. Like if your team does/did or doesn't/didn't do this and why you like/dislike it.
03-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Probably about half of the teams operate this way.
03-08-2012, 12:08 PM
The bigger the enrollment, the more likely it is the school can fund having 2 separate coaches for boys/girls.
Some teams have different head coaches, but share specific skill coaches.
I don't think you can point to one reason why a school might go with one head coach & staff for both programs, two head coaches and shared staffs, or two seperate staffs. Part of it has to be the personnel doing the coaching, the school history, the size of the school and programs, and the AD & the Admin factor in as well. There are good and bad examples of how well this works out there, but that isn't a place I will go. The evolution of the PV event for the girls has lead to more schools hiring event specialists for both genders. IMO this has been positive, having a strong lead event and an asst. if needed seems to work well.
03-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Hutchinson has two head coaches but share event area coaches. It has been this way for as long as I can remember. The average class at Hutch is about 240 I believe. I think it is probably good to have different coaches for each gender. Less distractions for the athletes and it is much different dealing with girls compared to boys.
Maple Grove has two separate coaches, and I enjoyed it that way.
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