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Discussion in 'Class 4A (Fall)' started by ClarkeFan83, Feb 27, 2018.
Heading to the Apprentice school in Newport News. Isn't that where Advocate's son goes?
It is...not the "winningest" program in the world, but those guys work 40 hours per week and are saddled with a rough and tough academic schedule, REQUIRED to maintain the grades to just keep their job! My Alma Mater, I'm a HUGE fan of the A-School. Those kids are provided an opportunity to have a tremendous and successful career if they so choose to pursue. Being an Apprentice School graduate has afforded me a lot of opportunities and opened doors that would have been difficult to crack open otherwise. Don't ever let anyone tell you they are just "shipbuilders", the academics required is absolutely legit.
Wow!!! Why cant Handley get or keep a good coach? Rayburn was tough, to bad he is gone, thought they would be on there way back up. I can remember when they were the class of the Northwestern
Well, in the Handley Coach's defense, he was up front with them from the get go that he wanted to coach college ball. They knew they'd have him for only a few years, but they hired him anyway. There's a story in the Winchester Star about it, but because it's a paying website, I can't legally reprint the article here. Handley FB suffered because their feeder system went away for a few years. Basketball team does very well.
Is there any plan to get that "feeder program" back going again in Winchester?
I know in Front Royal they have some options at the younger level, but its still at the level where "Johnny" is this best so he gets the touches. Then gets to the upper level and its "who is this kid? and why is he getting touches" So who knows, only 1 can dream we can get 2 contenders in Warren County Football.
Good luck to Handley and their search
Doesn't Advocate actually teach at Apprentice?
I'm guessing coaching at Handley takes a special person. I would think there is a lot of parental involvement. Some of it good, and helpful, and some of it is just meddling. I don't know this, and it may not be worse than most high school, but the nature and status of the institution tends to make you think that the parents can be overly demanding.
As far as th A Scool goes, man, it's a hidden gem. Any kid that can get in should seize the opportunity.
I'm telling you guys, the future for tradesmen of any kind is unlimited. EVERY businessman I know in the various trades, (and I must know a million of them), has the same saying..., "If I could just find enough good employees!"
There is a division of an international company near me that we do work for, that will train and educate almost anyone in any trade, if they will just be committed. They make package handling equipment from conception to installation. For instance, Kraft Foods may decide they want to start packaging frozen green peas in Colombia. This company starts by meeting the people with the idea, they design, engineer, fabricate, build, test, diassemble, crate, ship, reassemble, and certify, all in house. They need everybody from engineers, robotics specialist, metal fabricators, electrical and electronics engineers, all the way down to someone to sweep the floors or crate the machinery. And they cannot find enough people. Pay and benefits are redicious. I should have sold my business and gone to work for them years ago. They support high school robotics competitions statewide. They offer internships. They do everything they can to find and attract good people. The company is called BluePrint Automation.
College is vital. But it doesn't have to be in the liberal arts or business. Kids need to focus more on the sciences and skills careers. You will see plenty of English majors looking for a job. But you will never see a person with skills trades unemployed. If he is, it's because he is too triffiling to work.
What has this got to do with football. Getting a scholarship to the Apprentice School says it all.
For 99.9% of college football players, football is just the vehicle, not the destination.
Ok, I'm finished now!
Hey, Kraft foods is actually considering opening a manufacturing facility in the Middle East. They're calling it "Cheeses of Nazareth".
You forgot to take your medicine again, didn't you?
I think I mixed up the oral and the rectal ones again. I told the nurse that the thermometer tasted funny.