Edward Contreras 
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Re: “Moneyball Jr.

This is a very provocative article on the impact of club sports in the community. Often times as coaches we let our own ego's and drive for success dictate all of our actions; traits that are beneficial when we were athletes but not as much when we are in charge of kid's lives. I can't tell you how many time that I've asked myself if I'm doing this for the right reasons or if I'm doing right by the kids that I coach and that I truly, deeply care about. Just like anything else in life there are times when we fall from grace but it's up to us as coaches and parents to pull ourselves back up to a position that is positive for the players that have put their faith in us.

That being said I don't feel that Mr. Danehy touched enough on the positives of the club sports scene, which is undoubtedly due to his lack of experience in the business. That doesn't mean that he is wrong in the pointing out the negatives that come with it, just that the absolute negative that is portrayed obviously outlines some more personal differences that he has with the club sports scene. There have always been bad sports parents and bad coaches, the number has merely increased due to the massive amount of club sports teams available and the lack of accountability and training available to legitimize those coaches.

One more quick note, if I'm not mistaken the numbers that the NCAA uses to calculate the probability of making it onto a college sport's roster takes every high school athlete into consideration from freshman to varsity. That makes a big impact in how low those percentages are.

No matter what, good article, I enjoyed reading it.

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Posted by Edward Contreras on 07/22/2018 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Tucson Perfection

"A few weeks back, some genius in Tucson Unified School District thought it would be a good idea to shift Dale out of Roskruge and over to another school. Before the day was over, word got out and the calls poured in. The order was quickly rescinded"

The word came down after Dale had voiced his support for a volunteer that received a complaint from a parent and was restricted from volunteering at the school. By coincidence the powers that be decided to send word that Dale was being relocated. This was no doubt a way to send a message that the power of those at the Morrow building was absolute. Things did not go as planned..........

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Posted by Edward Contreras on 11/12/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Sanchez Made A Poor Decision Hiring Grijalva's Relative

See the problem is that there have been so many new hire's at TUSD that are given special treatment because they are related to another employee that it makes this one look just as fishy as any previous. How do we know how Ms. Gomez ended up as one of the final three candidates in the first place. Plus H.D.'s lie about whether he had known that Gomez and Grijalva were related lead me to believe that there is more happening here than what has come out already..............as usual.

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Posted by Edward Contreras on 07/23/2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “A Night of Regret: The Arrest of TUSD's Former MAS Director Brings Contrition, Discussion on Gender Violence

Sean Arce's arrest is one issue
MAS and SB1070 is another entirely
Those of you that are trying to connect the two are idiots with an agenda, that is all. That being said, Mr. Arce needs to have some consequences for this one.

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Posted by Edward Contreras on 12/30/2012 at 6:15 PM

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