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November 22, 2013

Training rules create an even playing field

Moore! Drinking during the season?! Sit out for one game!!!

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For every school and every sport, training rules exist. They are always there, and kids have always broken them. Students sign the little piece of paper and get Mommy and Daddy to sign (maybe they even forge the signature), and then go about their business. Those kids have been around since forever. And that’s unfortunate because that piece of paper means nothing to them. Eaton High School recently adopted a new set of training rules. These new rules make restrictions much tighter, and they’ve upped the consequences drastically for violations of these rules. One infraction leads to sitting out almost half the season, and three lead to ejection from the team. The new training rules should make a level playing field for all athletes now, as all sports must adhere to the same consequence system instead of going by the coach’s edicts. These new training rules, though admirable, won’t stop that dishonest behavior. What they do do however, is give coaches some “teeth” Red Ink Editor-in-Chief.............averyjones Sports Editor..............adamschott Opinion Editor.............tanneralm Feature Editor.............tiaramiller News Editor...................reecekothe Copy Editor...........................jakesell Tech. Support..........calebleonard Photo Editor......................haleycox Web Editor..........................haleycox Ad Manager...................lindydixon Staff Reporters

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when kids do break the rules. Consequences won’t be simply up to each coach to decide for his or her own team. Those decisions have been made for them and will come from the top down. A level playing field--this is what the new training rules should achieve. Every sport now has the same system of repercussions. Now you won’t get parents and kids saying, “Hey, you can’t do that. It’s not written in the policy anywhere. Show me where.” And coaches saying, “I don’t care, you got an MIP so I want you off my team.” And parents saying, “You can’t do this to little Andy because the x-team coach isn’t doing that.” No....now the hammer will come down as soon as a kid is caught. There is no longer a gray area of “the coach gets to decide.” These new rules are not in place to deter the behavior (because we all know that’s a pipe dream). They are in place to provide the consequences. Staff Box

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Brown! Drinking during the season?! You’re kicked off the team!!!

PROPS and FLOPS at EHS

averyjones editorinchief

PROPS to Mrs.

FLOPS to No-

Hixon for growing a baby Hixon!

vember for producing a very disappointing amount of snow.

FLOPS to the

PROPS to Kara-

huge truck owners who park wherever they want--including on the lawn.

lee Kothe for starting a dance team at the high school.

PROPS to Pam FLOPS to the Koelzer for supervising the rowdy busload of fanatic teenagers that travelled to Denver for State volleyball.

PROPS to Steve

Ehrlich for going above and beyond awesome by creating a haunted closet for Halloween.

FLOPS to Val-

ley for stealing Eaton’s cheers.

PROPS to the

volleyball team for taking state.

radio for overplaying the best song of the to whomyear, “Wake Me Up” by Avicci, and ruining it for ever invented the strap clip on back packs. everyone.

FLOPS


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