Garrard County youth recreation progr...

Garrard County youth recreation program/board is a joke.....

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GarrardCountyPar ent

Vilonia, AR

#1 Mar 2, 2011
Does anyone else feel that there is a lot of unfairness w/the Garrard county recreation board? My child has been involved with the Garrard county youth recreation program for 3 years now it seems that to be treated fairly by this board you have to either know someone or have money. What kind of lesson is that for those children who are better then some board members children? But because they are on the board their child get special treatment. I'm not even talking about my own child. I have seen other children who completely out play a board members child yet that child doesn't get chosen to go to All Stars but the board members child does. Come game time we all have to hope that the ref isn't good friends w/the coach or a member of the board (Don) because if they are then the games are not called fairly. Don needs to wear his glasses when ref'ing because he makes the WORST calls I have ever seen. Walks around the court / ball fields like he is GOD! I really wish someone would come in and completely dismantle this board and start from scratch so that other children have a fair chance when playing sports and to be taught that you get chosen because you're actually a good player and you understand the sport. Not because mommy or daddy is a board member!!!!!
GarrardCountyPar ent

Vilonia, AR

#2 Mar 2, 2011
Oh and I would take this up with the board but it falls on deaf ears........
wondering

Danville, KY

#3 Mar 2, 2011
could we have some names or more examples?
GarrardCountyPar ent

Vilonia, AR

#5 Mar 2, 2011
I'm not going to put any other names as I don't want to drag their kids in on this thread. It doesn't matter who you talk to on the board, none of them listen. They are all friends and have been for years so it's like fighting a losing battle and anyone who has had issues with the board knows exactly what I'm talking about. Someone needs to step in and make some serious changes. I'm just sayin......
Same Ol Same Ol

Lexington, KY

#6 Mar 2, 2011
My children are grown, and this was going on WAY back when they played ball. All I can say is that it shows your child what the real world is like. Life is not fair. My children are now grown tax-paying sane adult professionals. Just explain to your child that you understand that the league is not fair. I used to tell mine just do your best when you do play and they might not be able to ignore you. I was always grateful to the volunteers, but not happy with the blatant favoritism.
Little league fan

Lexington, KY

#7 Mar 2, 2011
My children have played little league for years and I and thankful that they have been given that opportunity. These people ( the board ) are volunteers that are giving their time for the children of garrard county. Very few of the board members are friends outside of little league, so maybe you should get all your facts straight. It sounds like to me that you are just being a cry baby! If your child is really that good, there is no board, coach, ref or anyone else that can stop them from excelling. Sounds like to me you may need to step out of your Childs way, you maybe the hold up. Looking to see if there are any positive comments that come out of you mouth about anything in garrard county..........
GarrardCountyPar ent

Vilonia, AR

#8 Mar 2, 2011
Little league fan wrote:
My children have played little league for years and I and thankful that they have been given that opportunity. These people ( the board ) are volunteers that are giving their time for the children of garrard county. Very few of the board members are friends outside of little league, so maybe you should get all your facts straight. It sounds like to me that you are just being a cry baby! If your child is really that good, there is no board, coach, ref or anyone else that can stop them from excelling. Sounds like to me you may need to step out of your Childs way, you maybe the hold up. Looking to see if there are any positive comments that come out of you mouth about anything in garrard county..........
For your information, my son does get picked to play on All Stars and has been asked to be on travel teams. I'm not bitching because of any unfairness to my child. Read my message......This board is a freaking joke and there is so much favoritism it's not even funny. Send a pole around and I'm sure it will agree with everything I have written. There are some very good ref's out there but there are several that are not...... I don't care if the board is volunteer or not. Bottom line is if they are going to have anything to do w/ teaching our children "good sportsmanship" then they should learn how to ref games fairly. I say get rid of them all and bring in people that will be fair.
Little league fan

Lexington, KY

#9 Mar 2, 2011
Let me guess? That would be people like you! The board can't control a ref during a game no more than a high school administrator can control an official at their games. It's not the refs job to coach the kids. It's their job to make calls as they see them. They are not perfect and can in no possible way make every call. If you think you can do so much better, I would suggest putting on a black and white shirt yourself. These refs are in way getting the money that they deserve to have to listen to parents like you week after week, game after game. Sounds like if yourchild has been given all these opportunities, that the only person not satisfied is YOU! Quit living your dreams through your child! Thanks GCYBL volunteers for all you, you are appreciated by many thankful parents. Again, thanks, keep up the tireless work you do. The kids truly enjoy themselves week after week.
garrard rec fan

Lexington, KY

#10 Mar 2, 2011
Well I am a big fan of the GCYBL board!!!! I went to watch my niece play a couple weeks ago and one of the coaches was awful he was swearing at the other coach and the refs because he didn't like how the other coach was coaching. He had screamed at his daughter all through the game just humiliating her and they finally had to call the game because he created such a scene. The board voted to ban this coach so in my book they are AWESOME!!!!!! The sad thing is his daughter is a good ball player but because of his big mouth he is holding her back!!
brb549

Lexington, KY

#11 Mar 2, 2011
Igo is that you?
GarrardCountyPar ent

Vilonia, AR

#12 Mar 3, 2011
1st of all, Little League Fan, I am not one of those idiodic parents who sit in the stands screaming at my child, the coach or the ref. I don't agree with that at all nor would I ever embarrase my child like that. 2ndly, I don't need to live any childhood dream through my child. I had a great childhood and accomplished just about everything I set out to. Now, back to the subject, I realize that they can't catch every single foul but when a board members child fouls 3 times right under the ref's nose and he fails to call it but calls a foul on a child from the other team while standing at mid court then there's a problem. How can he see a foul all the way from mid court but not right under his nose???? Hmmmm! Both last year and the year before that a board member's child was chosen for All Star's baseball. This child couldn't run, catch, field and when he did hit the ball he got out. There were SEVERAL other boys that were more talented and should have been chosen but wasn't because their parents weren't in w/the board. What kind of message are you sending to these kids, that you only get placed based on who you know??? That's not how the real world works. We PAY for our children to play these games and they should be treated fairly. There are several coaches that volunteer that are absolutely wonderful and there are also a few ref's that are great too but when you get on who thinks he is GOD that's not right. He walks around intimidating these kids because he is a grown up or wears a black and white uniform. Bull shit!!!!!! In closing, I will let you know that both my husband and myself have coached for my son's teams so we have had those parents screaming at us not liking one thing or another. All I am saying is if you are going to send out a letter that states that everyone needs to show "sportsmanship" then it should start from the top. I have been a part of this youth program for 3 years now and I have see so much favoritism it's not even funny.
wondering

Danville, KY

#13 Mar 3, 2011
GarrardCountyParent wrote:
1st of all, Little League Fan, I am not one of those idiodic parents who sit in the stands screaming at my child, the coach or the ref. I don't agree with that at all nor would I ever embarrase my child like that. 2ndly, I don't need to live any childhood dream through my child. I had a great childhood and accomplished just about everything I set out to. Now, back to the subject, I realize that they can't catch every single foul but when a board members child fouls 3 times right under the ref's nose and he fails to call it but calls a foul on a child from the other team while standing at mid court then there's a problem. How can he see a foul all the way from mid court but not right under his nose???? Hmmmm! Both last year and the year before that a board member's child was chosen for All Star's baseball. This child couldn't run, catch, field and when he did hit the ball he got out. There were SEVERAL other boys that were more talented and should have been chosen but wasn't because their parents weren't in w/the board. What kind of message are you sending to these kids, that you only get placed based on who you know??? That's not how the real world works. We PAY for our children to play these games and they should be treated fairly. There are several coaches that volunteer that are absolutely wonderful and there are also a few ref's that are great too but when you get on who thinks he is GOD that's not right. He walks around intimidating these kids because he is a grown up or wears a black and white uniform. Bull shit!!!!!! In closing, I will let you know that both my husband and myself have coached for my son's teams so we have had those parents screaming at us not liking one thing or another. All I am saying is if you are going to send out a letter that states that everyone needs to show "sportsmanship" then it should start from the top. I have been a part of this youth program for 3 years now and I have see so much favoritism it's not even funny.
do you and husband still coach.
GarrardCountyPar ent

Vilonia, AR

#14 Mar 3, 2011
wondering wrote:
<quoted text> do you and husband still coach.
No we didn't last year.
Little league fan

Fitzgerald, GA

#15 Mar 3, 2011
Would love to know who these idiots are? They sound like they r all bark and no bite unless they can hide behind this website.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#16 Mar 4, 2011
Do yourself and your child a favor and get out of garrard! Your child will never go anywhere in this town anyway! They all have their favorites and if your last name isn't Ray or Crutchfield or meadows I could go on to list a few more but hopefully you get the point. Plus you need money to be anybody in this town anyway and if you don't have it well then your not even worth their time. Coldest binch of snobby noses I have ever seen. Take your child to Danville or somewhere where they will get recogniEd for how well they play not how well your known or how much money you have!
GSM

Du Bois, PA

#17 Mar 5, 2011
Squalbox-you hit the nail on the head! Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks that!
Just Saying

Lexington, KY

#18 Mar 5, 2011
Best players on the football team are named Abney, Hayes, Wilson, Howard, Caudill, Dowell, Garcia. none of the names you have mentioned. Just saying.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#19 Mar 7, 2011
Just Saying wrote:
Best players on the football team are named Abney, Hayes, Wilson, Howard, Caudill, Dowell, Garcia. none of the names you have mentioned. Just saying.
I said I could go on and on with the well known names. I felt I had made my point with the ones I gave. And the last time I checked they played more than football in garrard co. I'm just saying.
agree

Lexington, KY

#20 Mar 7, 2011
i totally agree squalbox, been there , still there, wish i could move
OMG

Frankfort, KY

#21 Mar 8, 2011
This is Garrard you all! What do you expect? The board sucks, the police suck, and EVERYTHING in this town is done for politics! Look at the Mosses. One is a teacher and one works at the health department? Come on. I am so glad that I don't live here anymore. I have not ever lived anywhere like GC and hope I NEVER will again!

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