Pennsylvania Football – An American High School Tradition Featuring the Ridley Raiders

First and foremost, my hat goes off to each coach, mentor, administrator and stakeholder that has contributed to the student athlete in the past as well as those who continue to partake in the lives of student athletes and communities in America. The time and effort that is put into coaching is tremendous in terms of X’s and O’s, and most importantly, the student athlete’s personal life, involving people, places, and situations. Coaches are truly role models and have an impact on the lives of the players. LONG LIVE THE COACH!

Pennsylvania football is known as one of America’s greatest traditions. Such players as Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Joe Montana and dozens of other renowned players have established themselves, the state, and others as the “cradle” and backbone of American high school football. In addition, Pennsylvania Coaches like Curry (Berwick), Bernat (Owen J. Roberts), Waller (Ridley), Pettine (CBWest) etc… represented what leadership of student athletes should be on as well as off of the field. I have personally encountered เว็บเดิมพัน ufabet Coach Hank Bernat, more ways than one, and believe me he is a COACH! These motivational, inspiring, dedicated, and strong wielded mentors sought to make sure that the student athlete endured successfully in education and in the community. The coaches of Penn’s Woods (Pennsylvania) ensured that each player understood the realities of life and that it was imperative to become a productive citizen in America. The greatest all round coach from Pennsylvania that people have told me about and I have witnessed in terms of leadership, and emphasizing the try and care mentality was the one and only Jerry Sandusky. Need I say more?

In many unsuccessful as well as accomplished football programs in 21st century high school communities, educators and coaches are pressured to make positive results of winning whether by way of undermining or acquiring the true support, preparation and education within the schooling realm. The question remains, what is the intent of the coach? Is he using the student athlete as a pawn for his future success, or does he care about the student first? This has a profound impact on the integrity of his or her mission and most importantly the student athlete! This environment can create an unsound culture as well as a production of poor values internally within a schooling society and is infiltrated into the community and American society. This negative domino effect is the end result of not just losing in the game of life, but instills a stale atmosphere within the schooling institution in terms of sport and other social aspects.