Our kids are responsible for cleaning their own practice gear.
A former Steeler, asked what Chuck Noll would think of the hours put in by modern coaches said, "He'd be amazed that there were people so inefficient that they couldn't get everything done in a working day".
Post by RunPeopleOver on Jan 10, 2019 17:55:59 GMT -6
We pass out laundry bags and write players name and number on them. They are responsible for making sure it makes it into the laundry pile. We try to wash once a at least once a week. Our HC, JV HC, and our manager do a lot of the washing. Most of it is done on Thursdays/Friday mornings.
Last year we had a player decide not to wash his stuff and had a skin rash run rampant through the JV lockeroom - trying to avoid that again.
Post by IronmanFootball on Jan 11, 2019 8:43:36 GMT -6
Where I'm at now we use these little laundry loops. It's like a strap with a clip on it. Coaches do the laundry. We was their chit every day.
In the past when I've only given out a jersey (shorts, VB knee pads and girdles were the property of the players) they just dropped it in a cart and we washed them on Thursdays. The loop would've been cool and I could've put their other stuff on it.
Post by blockandtackle on Jan 11, 2019 12:55:51 GMT -6
We collected practice laundry every Thursday after practice when players got their game uniforms and we'd wash it that evening. Coaches always washed it because we weren't lucky enough to have a manager or custodian who was competent to do it.
I don't trust players to take that stuff home and wash it on their own. There are always kids who'd lose it, forget it, or somehow manage to damage it and it turns into a cluster. For t-shirts and shorts they were on their own because if they forgot it, they could wear their practice jersey and pants. I've never been anywhere without kids who wound up doing that occasionally for the Thurs. walkthrough.
Game uniforms get collected and washed Friday night immediately after the game.
We used laundry loops and washed anything cloth they wanted washed every day, they had to have it washed at least once a week. Anything with a pad in it (girdle, VB knee pads) got washed once a week as we had to use the front load washer for those and it took a few loads to wash them all.
First place we we washed all your practice gear everyday. Jerseys, girdles, practice pants. We put them in trash cans and you knew your jersey number and you had it written in the waist band or tag for pants and girdles. We wouldn’t wash other cloth.
The school I’m at now we also wash everyday. We have laundry loops and we will wash your practice gear and shorts or shirts if you put it on the loop. Practice gear is expected to be put out everyday the other is on you. Put your shorts and shirt on a loop or take it home.
We have those laundry loops. Kids put it in the washer, and I turn it on when I leave for the day. Throw it in the dryer in the AM. If there is enough for a second load I start it and put it in the dryer at lunch.
If there are kids who aren't washing their gear, it will get washed for them. We have a really slick set-up for doing that. Washer/dryer is right next to the locker room.
I also do that for my PE kids. I have a couple kids who break a sweat just walking into the gym. Those kids get their PE clothes washed daily. They would be pretty rank if they waited until Friday to bring their PE clothes home.
I do not believe that crossfit/MMA groups are making people douchebags, but I do know that douchebags are almost universally attracted to the crossfit/MMA scene, it's like catnip for them...
Post by Chris Clement on Jan 12, 2019 17:15:15 GMT -6
We offer a weekly wash I think. It's not daily but it's reasonably often. Not enough players take advantage but at the same time the equipment guy is often slow with the turnaround so that's a disincentive. Our linemen think it's funny to wear the same disgusting gear, unwashed, all season. It's been a thing for a few years and it's unbearable, I've literally repositioned drills at times to be upwind of them. Eventually I snapped at them because every year some horrendous plague hits both sides of the line and we have a skeleton crew for one game, because they're disgusting and wearing filthy, wet clothes every day that they shove in a hockey bag for 22 hours before putting back on.
We wash their game-day polo shirt, pre-game warmups (both of which they get after the season) and their game uniforms (which are ours) so that we can ensure they not only get washed, but so that the morons dont lose or bleach them.
We dont care what they smell or look like at practice. That's on them.
We wash all our kids' laundry daily. In the warm months, we wash everyone's cloth. As it cools down, we wash JV and V on separate days. We use laundry loops. Different coaches help washing, drying, and hanging back in the locker.