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  1. Thread: Coach O'Brien

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    In case anyone is still interested the two...

    In case anyone is still interested the two letters - from AUSD to CIF and the response from CIF to AUSD can be found in the Pasadena Star News site.
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    Total and complete agreement. Everyone.

    Well said Coach, well said!


    I can't help but add two more basic rules:

    1. Follow the written rules of your sport.
    2. Follow the unwritten rules of respectful behavior toward everyone.
    ...
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    How to succeed in Coaching High School

    As an interested observer and parent I thought I would post some observations.

    O'Brein was fired by his administration and it was supported by his school board. After the firing references were...
  4. Thread: Coach O'Brien

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    Thank you. Any possibility of seeing the school...

    http://arcadiasbest.com/2013/08/school-recall-targets-issue-open-letter/

    Thank you. Any possibility of seeing the school district's "self reporting" letter?
  5. Thread: Coach O'Brien

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    Any one know where we can actually read the...

    Any one know where we can actually read the letters referenced in the Star News stories? It looks like two letters - the Board letter explaining their actions that was supposed to be posted in some...
  6. Thread: Coach O'Brien

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    No one is talking about hating CIF. As I read it,...

    Three, If you go through their save O'Brien Facebook page, you will noticed that a former arcadia athlete stated he was at those practices and that athletes were disciplined for not attending Sunday...
  7. Thread: Coach O'Brien

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    Now is the time to get out the hypocrisy meter...

    Now is the time to get out the hypocrisy meter for both the Arcadia High School Administrators and those who will now jump on their bandwagon to express their shock and dismay about these "CIF...
  8. Thread: Coach O'Brien

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    Also in pasadena paper. So Sad all the way around.

    Also in pasadena paper. So Sad all the way around.
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    I have been following this on 4 different sites,...

    I have been following this on 4 different sites, including national sites. Yes, it is a national story. Yes, people across the nation are interested and following it.

    Mr. Chavez, your input is...
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    Very solid reasons. Thanks for the explanation.

    It is not so easy to move as a teacher. He has many years there and PE teachers are not in high demand. Most districts will only give 10 years of service for placement on the salary scale. If he...
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    Why would O'Brien stay?

    Can of worms, now opened!

    Strange situation coming: Former coach still teacher on campus (I would think), national championship team, student-athletes run for club not school team, new coach on...
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    Has any other California High School coach won a...

    Has any other California High School coach won a Nike National Championship in XC? Not trying to be funny, serious question.
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    So, how does this figure into the club versus...

    So, how does this figure into the club versus school discussion??
  14. I agree.

    I think that these athletes will have some exciting performances over the next 3 years. It’s always great to see young kids running fast but many factors outside of times greatly influence their...
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    After reading the article, it is my considered...

    After reading the article, it is my considered opinion that this father's actions are absurd.
    The article says that the father filed the suit without an attorney, also known as in pro prer, or pro...
  16. Thread: Masters Thread

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    Only they can answer that question.

    That is all well and good but why would the Coach or Mr. Bell put himself in that position in the first place?


    Only they can answer that question.
  17. Thread: Masters Thread

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    Mr. Bell has been reinstated by Appeal. He was...

    Mr. Bell has been reinstated by Appeal. He was not given enough time to correct the problem.
  18. Thread: Parent Help

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    What I learned, and tried to copy, from LA84...

    What I learned, and tried to copy, from LA84 clinics was patience.

    In my club team when parents brought the younger siblings of pretty good runners I would just let them hang around and run if...
  19. Awesome, insightful, positive response, Coach...

    I personally wish you the best of luck! :)

    I wish more families would take this route. If you are unhappy with your program, build your own personal 5k schedule and run the open postseason stuff....
  20. Which is your absolute right to do. During...

    Whether you agree or disagree with the decision, I thank you for helping to push to find an answer. After two years (frosh/soph) of running with less than stellar results, I'm going to try a...
  21. Lines that come to mind: one tin soldier rides...

    Lines that come to mind:

    one tin soldier rides away
    I wouldn't belong to a club that would have me as a member
    when I want your opinion I will give it to you
    My way or the highway
    If it were a...
  22. Does any one have an answer to his question? I do...

    Does any one have an answer to his question? I do not, but I am sure someone would know.

    Maybe it would be polite to answer an honest question before posting viewpoints.
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    I agree this is now boring. I start with my own...

    I agree this is now boring. I start with my own participation and posts when I say that. This is the third go around this season alone.

    In my final analysis i think things are actually pretty...
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    This part of your post would make a great...

    finally, your view of the club system is probably a little off. there is not as much choice as it seems. yes, you have kids taking advantage of the free market by jumping clubs, but they are just...
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    So you are against cherry picking. You want the...

    That was amazing as was the Jr. Kenyan girl that ran 3:56 last week. Salazar is fantastic to be sure, but he also cherry picked the best mid distance runner North America has ever seen. She ran 4:10...
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