only in macon county

Lafayette, TN

#1 May 26, 2010
went to watch a girls fast pitch softball game the other nite, come to find out the number 1 team in the leagues coachs are also president and vice president of the league, just thought that was funny. i have never seen that done before and i been around alot of leagues, you would think that would be a conflict of interest, but i dont no. No wonder there number 1, they run the league and have a team too best of both worlds, only in macon county lol.Bad thing about is the president of the league his kid is terrible at softball, but hear she made the junior high softball team. lol he must be good at butt kissin or he knows somethin.
softball parent

Lafayette, TN

#2 May 27, 2010
this is so true im glad somebody is saying something about it. i think your talkin about teddy wix, and rick clark they coach on the same team and there both board members so must be
ya your right

Lafayette, TN

#3 May 27, 2010
ya your right what they do is tell all the other coaches to throw there games. or else they wont let them be coaches next year. and that way they can be number one.com e on ppl get your head out your as? maybe they work with there girls and are teach them somthing about ball. some coaches barley practice and just an't got what what it takes to be a good coach. and sometimes it takes a year or two to build a good team.if you don't like the way your team is doing get your but off the bench and help your coach.by the way the pres and vice pres gets picked in the winter and if you would like the job step up and join.and quit crying
only in macon county

Lafayette, TN

#4 May 27, 2010
i would like to do it, but i have ties to a team thats my point you should have to pick coach or be a president, cause people can always say you made a certain decision that your team will benifit from.thats the way every other league in the world is run, cant have any ties, but this is macon county. gota know someone, and the let the kids suffer.
softball parent

Lafayette, TN

#5 May 27, 2010
yeah i bet mr. wix has got to build somethin for mr. griggs to put his daughter on the team lmao. just deal with it thats the way it works around here.got to admit the clark girl is pretty good, and thats why their #1 nobody cant hit off her and shes the only one that can hit on the team,the rest of the team stinks, most the runs they get is off eras anyway, shes a one girl show. but i get you they should not be ties your right. but know one else will do it. whos just gona run a league that doesnt have a kid or grandkid that plays i aint going to, especialy and not get paid for it so they say. where does the money go $40.00 a girl theres a lot of money missin lol.
softball parent

Lafayette, TN

#6 May 27, 2010
they need to build some new parks its a shame you got to drive all over town. one big park like every other city has thats what we need have some of these farmers quit fillin bankrupcy every year and donate some land. they obviously have to much to take care of their tobacco grows up every year anyway they dont have time lol.and what about them poor excuse of socer fields we have lmao.
Softball Supporter

Lafayette, TN

#7 May 28, 2010
First of all I would like to say that the team mentioned in this forum has worked very hard to get where they are. Several of these girls on this team as well as at least one from two other teams in the league play in a treavel league on the weekends. These girls love the sport and dont mind putting the extra time into practice and it shows when they take the field. It happens every few year this way. If I am not mistaken this team only had to picked up 3 players this year. Several of the other teams lost more players this year due to the age limits and will need time playing together to rebuild. Hopefully next year the teams will be more equal. As for Teddy and Rick they are both great people in my opinion. I admire both of them as well as the rest of the parents that coach for giving there time to make this possible. I just hate the year Teddy was elected as President happened to be the same year that there team is on top. Teddy wasn't president last year and this team was 2nd in the League and 1st in the tournament.
whittney

Lafayette, TN

#8 May 28, 2010
uh ive played on them softball fields since i was in 5th grade never had a single problem playin there!! And its NEVER a one person team!!! its not jus about that ONE girl yall talkin bout... umm sorry but if u wanna get on here aND talk how all the other girls suck YOU need to be the coach then and see how u think u can change how the other girls play... if u think its too rough or not good enough to be played on then dont let ur kid play she aint a real sport if she dont get a lil scratch if i could still play then i would have no problem playin on any of those two fields i played and practiced on for years... i would hate to be a player and read this and someone say i sucked ... im sorry i didnt suck when i played im not braggin but i helped everyone else get better at the game and i sure DID NOT put them down and u shouldnt be tlkin like that either.... u need to be the coach and see how u like it
abc

Scottsville, KY

#9 Jun 2, 2010
uh!!for some knowledge rick isn't even vice president and for some more this team has been horrible for 3 years or more until last year and teddy wasnt even president.these girls work there butt off to be where they are! THEY ALL HAVE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP unlike some teams they play cause i was watchin from the bleachers and atleast our girls dont slap people!and ricks and teddys girls did make the jr. high team cause they hustle they have a gift and they dont run there mouth!ITS NOT A ONE WOMEN SHOW ricks daughter don't score all the runs or hitt good or get outs!for some advice i wouldn't be running my mouth like you do if you didn't know the FACTS!!!!!!!!
only in macon county

Lafayette, TN

#10 Jun 2, 2010
i dont know no of these people im just going on what i have heard. thanks for clearing it up. i would like to see this county have a nice sports complex like every county has for the kids and the parents. we deserve something like that here. instead of a welcome center.
Wizards F A N

Westmoreland, TN

#11 Jun 5, 2010
Rick Clark is the best thing that has happened to the Macon Co. Rec. softball league. The Wizards won 3 games in 2 years before he took the head coaching position. He has worked very hard with ALL the girls for 3 years and they are currently undefeated. So quit wasting your time whining and go outside and PRACTICE softball with your kid!!!!!!!!!
joes crab shack

Lafayette, TN

#13 Jun 8, 2010
i hear what your saying its time for a nice sporting complex like gallatin has we have the money we have the land, so why not have something nice like that, im sure all parents agree one place to take the kids.
Wizard Parent

United States

#14 Jun 13, 2010
I am very proud of our team. I want to state that most of the girls on this team loves softball and from March to October can be found 4 to 5 nights a week on a ballfield either practicing or playing. Some weekends playing from morning til midnight. That is the difference in this team. I am thankful for Rick, Teddy & Jason who work really hard with our girls to improve their game. That is the difference. Also, how would you like for someone to state on here that your child "stinks". They all play hard and none of them stink.
Grandpaw

Munfordville, KY

#15 Jun 29, 2010
There isn't a kid that "stinks" on any of the teams. It seems that it is always a fan that "stinks" and complains. Every kid can't be #1, but they all can have fun playing. All kids are not equal, they were created that way but some work harder to develop their skills than others. Let's let the kids and coaches rest.
CrackerJack

Lafayette, TN

#16 Jul 1, 2010
I have read these statements and for any adult to say that someone's child stinks is pretty sad. Most of the time, those people running their mouths about something are the ones who need to be listening any way. Not all kids are born with atheletic ability. Some have to work at it. I starting playing softball when I was little but wasn't great. But I wanted to play more than anything else. So, with alot of practice, sweat, bruises and bumps. With the help of coaches who knew the game and family to practice in the yard with, my sister and I got pretty darn good. I know all the adults and kids ya'll are talking about and NO!! she is not a one girl show and she would never think that about herself. She is one of the best TEAM players I have ever seen. I have coached girls that had ability and gave up because they had no parental support. I have coached girls that didn't have an athletic bone in their body, but would not give up if their life depended on it. So it's not about whether or not you STINK at something. It's HOW BAD YOU WANT IT!!!
Macon Mom

Franklin, TN

#17 Jul 14, 2010
My husband is someone that once was on the board and coached. That really has no effect on the rankings. The same people have to coach and run the league because no one else volunteers. When it comes time to work it is always the same people that show up. As far as th money goes, a few things should be cleared up. It cost to run a league, utilities, umpires, field improvements, and maintaing the field during the year. If you want to know where the money goes, go to a meeting that is advertised in the paper and take a part. Nothing is a secret, so be active!

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