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JV performance indicate future of Varsity program


JV performance  

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  1. 1. Does JV performance indicate future of varsity program

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Those of you that have played high school football and have watched it over the years what is your opinion concerning JV performance versus the future varsity program?

 

I realize that freshman will continue to grow and become stronger but so will opposing teams freshman.

 

I also realize that not all JV players will make varsity their sophomore or even junior years.

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Rather have a 10-0 JV team than an 0-10 JV team. But JV's records don't always translate to varsity in the next 1-3 years. Example----Varsity could be loaded with very good skill players who are sophs. and the JV is winning games because of freshman and soph skill players that are real good, but not as good as the varsity. You always want good depth and in this case you would have skill player depth in the future, but those JV players probably wouldn't get very little playing time on varsity.

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Depends... At the 1A level, it's impossible to project. A JV at 1A is almost all freshman (that can't play varsity), and a few sophomores (who can't play varsity)... At the 1A level, it takes three classes and a lot of times all four to make a team.. In 2011, Tenaha JV went 3-3.... But three freshman started on varsity.. Now those JV kids are on current varsity. Larger schools, big 2A, 3A probably more of a projection

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It is always good to win.

 

That being said.....most of your smaller schools in 4a/3a and on down will not have enough horses to always field a competitive JV.

 

I have seen some JV's go 5-5 or 4-6 and not look very good, and then when they are seniors have a good run. I think the key is do you have about 8-10 good players in each class. If you do, you can field a good team.

 

A lot of times a sophomore class may have 9 good players, but 4 of them end up on varsity. Then all of a sudden that JV group doesn't look so hot sometimes.

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The smaller the school, the less it is an indicator of future success. At the 5A level, you can usually tell the strength of a program by its JV. At the 1A and 2A level it is virtually no indicator at all. 3A and 4A usually depends on the size of the school. Large 3A's it is more of an indicator than small 3A's. Same for 4A.

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Depends... At the 1A level, it's impossible to project. A JV at 1A is almost all freshman (that can't play varsity), and a few sophomores (who can't play varsity)... At the 1A level, it takes three classes and a lot of times all four to make a team.. In 2011, Tenaha JV went 3-3.... But three freshman started on varsity.. Now those JV kids are on current varsity. Larger schools, big 2A, 3A probably more of a projection

I agree sir, in 1a if a player has some talent , he will wind up on varsity as a freshman. Lack of depth and limited choices will dictate this. IMHO this is ok , because it excelerates the learning curve and maturity comes faster for these young men.
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At the smaller schools, the JV is simply there to get the young kids reps. Yes you want to go out and win every game. But in just about every situation at small schools, the best players from the 9th and 10th grade class are on varsity. Now there are exceptions to the rule if a particular junior or senior class has a lot of kids out for football. Another thing to remember at the small schools is that most 1As that field a JV rarely get to play a full schedule against 1A jvs. more times then not by the time district rolls around a JV might have to fold due to grades, or there simply arent enough teams in the district to play a game every week and they wind up playing 2a and bigger teams.

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