Ben Henderson

Brandon, FL

About Me

Coached XC and Track for 10+ years before transitioning into coaching soccer

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
5 months ago 2A Region 4 Know your rules
@raycer131 I too have argued in the past that top 3 at regions + 4 at large bids is the way to...
5 months ago FHSAA Board Meeting Agenda
@raycer131 There are a lot of philosophical things to unpack from this proposal. First acknowl...
5 months ago Easiest way to get results from flrunners to directathletics
@ERYRC1 I sent you an email. I did the timing for the meet but I'm not an official timer mysel...
1 year ago Leon County & Prestate Rules
@francee And I would agree that numbers for the most part have trended in the right direction ...
1 year ago Leon County & Prestate Rules
I'm not coaching XC this season as I transition into coaching soccer, so I don't have a dog in th...
2 years ago District to regional
For what it is worth, football has around 21 teams per region and they advance 8 of those to the ...
2 years ago District to regional
10 teams per district may be high, but whatever number is chosen needs to remain flat regardless ...
2 years ago The impact of GPS watches on race performance?
I think for newer runners who genuinely don't know what a given pace feels like (whether it's 6 m...
2 years ago Any idea when Hillsborough county championships will get posted tot he database?
@Longhorn Right and I've seen those. Like you, I'm referencing getting times linked to the pro...
2 years ago Any idea when Hillsborough county championships will get posted tot he database?
So here is a question, and I really don't mean to throw anyone under the bus when I ask this. ...
3 years ago Any apps for timing a meet?
@Longhorn I sent you a message, but the app we have been using is called SprintTimer. It cost li...
3 years ago 16 versus 24 at state meet
I just ran some number for the 4A Boys track events (individual and relays). Of the 11 races, 70%...
3 years ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
If the goal is to ensure that the best of the best are at the state meet, then this system does t...
5 years ago 4A Qualifying
I for one have been a proponent for top three plus four. Intrigued by this year's annual debate, ...
6 years ago Bailey Hertenstein-Undefeated Season!
I did a story on Bailey last year after she picked up her first career victory. She literally sai...
7 years ago State qualifiers from regions
I got bored and ran some numbers based on 4A distance results. My guess is results would be simil...
8 years ago Ryan Ripley 4:00.14
I want to give a shout out to the guy who won the race, Matt Elliott, who was also a college team...
9 years ago Summer Running Clubs/Teams in Tampa?
Suncoast Running off State Road 54 in Lutz has a Wednesday night group run from the store at 7 PM.
10 years ago South Florida Cross Country Invitational 2011
We are not allowing unattached runners this year. This will be the first year since 2002 that we ...
10 years ago Cross Country Coaching Positions In/Near Jacksonville
Unfortunately Duval County has decided to eliminate cross country (along with some other "non-rev...
11 years ago USF makes the sports section of the NYTimes
[quote=CoachHoward]that was fascinating. I've heard FSU allows a relatively large number of wal...
11 years ago Andy Biladaeu Sighting At Warrior Dash
Tampa Jesuit legend Andy Biladeau proved yesterday at the Warrior Dash he still has some game. He...
11 years ago School classifications get a revamped look
We should just leave the classifications where they are at now. I would advocate going with only ...
11 years ago Coaches Who Run
[b]How many of you run on a regular basis?[/b] Outside of practice I'll run once on the weeken...
11 years ago Advisory Committee Recommendations
The only possible solution to the regional disparity (outside of making the number of teams in ea...
11 years ago Awards at State
The top 10 individuals get medals and are considered All-State members (I do believe)
11 years ago Is it fair or not fair? plese comment I want to read your opinons!!!!
I am an advocate of an at large system in track. However, I do not support at large system in cro...
11 years ago Should State Finals Stay at Little Everglades or Move?
Sydney Dover would be a great course. The other problem (beyond parking) is that it is not that s...
11 years ago Should State Finals Stay at Little Everglades or Move?
The course it self is fine for a state championship. It provides the right amount of challenge an...
11 years ago West Hillsborough Invite Vs. FACA
Al Lopez Park, where the Western Hillsborough Invite was run, is considered one of the fastest co...
11 years ago Are you serious?
Having just put on a 20 team meet myself, it is possible full results up can be done for free wit...
11 years ago Hillsbrough county and transportations issues
I sent you a PM, but the word on the street is that the county would start giving us transportati...
11 years ago Girls Varsity Letter Time Criteria?
Maybe it is just a Hillsborough County thing, but we don't award JV letters. We only award varsit...
11 years ago Ryan McCall Invite Full (9/21)
Girls varsity is scheduled for 6 P.M. Boys varsity is scheduled for 6:40 P.M. JV is scheduled for...
11 years ago Meet Comment: Ryan McCall Invitational 2010
This meet is unfortunately full. We have 20 teams scheduled to attend and they are Lennard B...
11 years ago Ryan McCall Invite Full (9/21)
This September we will be hosting the 2nd annual Ryan McCall Invitational on September 21 on our ...
11 years ago 2010 Warrior Running Camp
Coach Moody, check your PM. Thanks.
11 years ago Improving XC in Florida
To say a kid would rather run 15:50 and come in 15th at state vs. run 16:30 and win a state title...
11 years ago Ryan McCall Invitational on 9/21/2010
I got your message as well. Sounds good. Lake Region girls have also entered the meet. Right now ...
11 years ago Ryan McCall Invitational on 9/21/2010
We are hosting it. It will be on our campus at Strawberry Crest. Right now there are 17 teams sig...
11 years ago FACA XC CLASSIC 9/10/10 ENTERED TEAMS
Sent our check today. This is going to be a really fun meet *begins to have found memories of run...
12 years ago Coaches: Changes and/or Concerns with High School Track & Field (including rules)
Also, a couple other notes from regionals. First was how quickly they flew through the prelim...
12 years ago Coaches: Changes and/or Concerns with High School Track & Field (including rules)
I'm obviously in favor of some kind of wild card advancement to regionals/state. 3 + 4, 4 + 4, so...
12 years ago COLLEGE running
Check you PM
12 years ago May Classic 5k and other local road races
I think I know which kid you are talking about. I remember seeing a kid who looked like maybe he ...
12 years ago Terrence Mitchell reinstated for district track meet
At least this story has a happy ending. http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/apr/20/hillsboroughs-...
12 years ago Dist 2A-4 girls distance seeds
I would be fine with a "plus 4" system. My whole point with this debate is that the way the syste...
12 years ago Dist 2A-4 girls distance seeds
This certainly sparked some debate. I don't think taking the top 3 automatically with 4 "at l...
12 years ago Subbing athletes in relays between Districts and Regionals?
Please bear with us since we are a first year school and are new to a lot of this, but I have a q...
12 years ago Dist 2A-4 girls distance seeds
Every year this kind of stuff happens. Takes for instance the boys 1600 for 2A. Here is a breakdo...