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Parents coaching their own kids in high school sports

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LM Native

Buena Park, CA

#1 Oct 7, 2008
Probably the biggest problem we have in high school sports today: Parents coaching their own children. It is absolutely unacceptable. It causes way to much distraction and gives some people way to much influence in the sysytem using our tax dollars. LMHS Basketball is a good example, but keep in mind the corruption exists in most high schools, LM is no exception. It should never, ever be allowed. THEIR SHOULD BE NO PARENT COACHES IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, NEVER, EVER. REPEAT, THERE SHOULD BE NO PARENT COACHES IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, PERIOD.
Get over it

Whittier, CA

#2 Oct 8, 2008
Happens at every school in every sport. You are not going to hire someone outside of the city to work for the pay these coaches make. I am thankful to all of our coaches, to our aides, to our teachers, to our PTA presidents, to the ASB and all those who actually work to support our schools while others sit home and try to stir up negativity in their blogging. It seems that sour grapes make for a good whine.
LMHS ALUMNI

Fremont, CA

#3 Oct 8, 2008
LM NATIVE: OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NEVER COACHED ANY OF YOUR KID'S SPORTS! I'LL BET THE COACH/PARENT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HAS BEEN COACHING HERE IN LM FOR MANY YEARS AT THE RECREATION LEVEL AS WELL AS THE HS LEVEL! IF YOU ARE THAT MUCH OF A NATIVE YOU'LL KNOW THAT IT'S OUR LM PARENT/COACHES (yes I reversed that on purpose)THAT CONTRIBUTE THE MOST TIME TO THEIR KID'S ACTIVITIES. THEY DEDICATE THEIR TIME AND KNOWLEDGE TO HELP OTHER LM KIDS AND WE HAVE GREAT YOUTH PROGRAMS TO SHOW FOR IT.
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A BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL OUR SPORTS PROGRAMS PARENT/COACHES!!!!
Ditto

United States

#4 Oct 8, 2008
LMHS ALUMNI wrote:
LM NATIVE: OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NEVER COACHED ANY OF YOUR KID'S SPORTS! I'LL BET THE COACH/PARENT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HAS BEEN COACHING HERE IN LM FOR MANY YEARS AT THE RECREATION LEVEL AS WELL AS THE HS LEVEL! IF YOU ARE THAT MUCH OF A NATIVE YOU'LL KNOW THAT IT'S OUR LM PARENT/COACHES (yes I reversed that on purpose)THAT CONTRIBUTE THE MOST TIME TO THEIR KID'S ACTIVITIES. THEY DEDICATE THEIR TIME AND KNOWLEDGE TO HELP OTHER LM KIDS AND WE HAVE GREAT YOUTH PROGRAMS TO SHOW FOR IT.
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A BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL OUR SPORTS PROGRAMS PARENT/COACHES!!!!
You are right on!
Umbilical Cord

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Oct 8, 2008
The biggest problem with youth parent coaches is that they can't let their kids go when they get to high school. Got to keep their youngster in the starting lineup my any means necessary(right Gus?) When I see a parent coach jump to the high school level--usually right before or the same time their kid enters high school--it sickens me. Some athletes would make it on their own anyway, and probably would benefit from getting "released" from the tyranny of their Dad, who is usually a fraud as a coach anyway. It's like affirmative action: people whisper, people talk. A highly skilled minority who would have succeeded without affirmative action is diminished because of the racist policy. Same with young athletes: they are diminished by their Daddy coaching them on the high school level and using their vast influence to keep other kids down in order to build their son up.
LM Native

Buena Park, CA

#6 Oct 8, 2008
I have coached many teams in LM, and played in La Mirada little League. I am not talking about anyone specific, every sport has a hand-holding sugar daddy. And every community has valuable volunteers and good youth programs, La Mirada is no different. A lot of cities have excellent programs so quit acting like we are so special. The problem is parents can't let go when high school begins. Youth sports is ok, but in high school it has to stop, because it is our money, and we no time for favortism or perceived favortism. Quit it already. People are embarassed for you. And stop insinuating that people who speak the obvious truth are somehow trying to 'stir up things' or be negative. We see right through all of you, but its ok.
LMHS ALUMNI wrote:
LM NATIVE: OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NEVER COACHED ANY OF YOUR KID'S SPORTS! I'LL BET THE COACH/PARENT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HAS BEEN COACHING HERE IN LM FOR MANY YEARS AT THE RECREATION LEVEL AS WELL AS THE HS LEVEL! IF YOU ARE THAT MUCH OF A NATIVE YOU'LL KNOW THAT IT'S OUR LM PARENT/COACHES (yes I reversed that on purpose)THAT CONTRIBUTE THE MOST TIME TO THEIR KID'S ACTIVITIES. THEY DEDICATE THEIR TIME AND KNOWLEDGE TO HELP OTHER LM KIDS AND WE HAVE GREAT YOUTH PROGRAMS TO SHOW FOR IT.
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A BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL OUR SPORTS PROGRAMS PARENT/COACHES!!!!
LM Native

Buena Park, CA

#7 Oct 8, 2008
Everyone is thankful to our aides, teachers and presidents, and whatever. What are you talking about? We are talking about NO PARENT SHOULD EVER BE ALLOWED TO COACH HIS OR HER SON OR DAUGHTER EVER AT A TAXPAYER SUPPORTED SCHOOL, NEVER, EVER.
Get over it wrote:
Happens at every school in every sport. You are not going to hire someone outside of the city to work for the pay these coaches make. I am thankful to all of our coaches, to our aides, to our teachers, to our PTA presidents, to the ASB and all those who actually work to support our schools while others sit home and try to stir up negativity in their blogging. It seems that sour grapes make for a good whine.
to lm native

Whittier, CA

#8 Oct 8, 2008
you sound like a disgruntled parent of a kid who never met your expectations in his sports career. Seems like you may be a little bit bitter.
LM Native

Buena Park, CA

#9 Oct 8, 2008
What are you talking about? Most of us don't have any expectations for sports careers. What is a sports career? When I think sports I think little league, NJB, bobby sox. What are you talking about? Kids and sports careers should not even be mentioned in the same sentence. See, it's people like you that admit 'sports careers' exist in your minds. NEWSFLASH: There is no such thing.

to lm native wrote:
you sound like a disgruntled parent of a kid who never met your expectations in his sports career. Seems like you may be a little bit bitter.
LM Res

Whittier, CA

#10 Oct 9, 2008
LM Native wrote:
What are you talking about? Most of us don't have any expectations for sports careers. What is a sports career? When I think sports I think little league, NJB, bobby sox. What are you talking about? Kids and sports careers should not even be mentioned in the same sentence. See, it's people like you that admit 'sports careers' exist in your minds. NEWSFLASH: There is no such thing.
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Newsflash there is such a thing but you're son will never know it. That's your real problem.
Grow up LM Native

Whittier, CA

#11 Oct 9, 2008
LM Native wrote:
I have coached many teams in LM, and played in La Mirada little League. I am not talking about anyone specific, every sport has a hand-holding sugar daddy. And every community has valuable volunteers and good youth programs, La Mirada is no different. A lot of cities have excellent programs so quit acting like we are so special. The problem is parents can't let go when high school begins. Youth sports is ok, but in high school it has to stop, because it is our money, and we no time for favortism or perceived favortism. Quit it already. People are embarassed for you. And stop insinuating that people who speak the obvious truth are somehow trying to 'stir up things' or be negative. We see right through all of you, but its ok.
<quoted text>
I don't believe you. I don't believe you ever coached. You probably wished you had but never got around to getting off the couch. And let's say for a moment that you are to be believed. Does that mean you were a handholding sugar daddy? Too much. We are embarassed for you. You are green with envy for what you shoud have done but didn't.
a fan

Whittier, CA

#12 Oct 9, 2008
WHAT IS A SPORTS CAREER?? Are you nuts LM Native...a sports career is a career where adults are making millions of dollars entertaining the public...no different then an actor- who also seem to make very good money. A child will dream about being a pro baseball or pro football or pro soccer player and is no differet then a child dreaming about being a fireman, doctor, lawyer etc... That was a foolish statement, unless I did not catch on and you were just making a joke...then I apologize, I just could not believe what I was reading.
LM Native

Buena Park, CA

#13 Oct 9, 2008
2005 Coach of the Year La Mirada NJB Division 1-but the difference with me, and people like me, we know how to keep things in perspective.
Grow up LM Native wrote:
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I don't believe you. I don't believe you ever coached. You probably wished you had but never got around to getting off the couch. And let's say for a moment that you are to be believed. Does that mean you were a handholding sugar daddy? Too much. We are embarassed for you. You are green with envy for what you shoud have done but didn't.
To Coach of the Year

Whittier, CA

#14 Oct 9, 2008
LM Native wrote:
2005 Coach of the Year La Mirada NJB Division 1-but the difference with me, and people like me, we know how to keep things in perspective.
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So now it's making more sense. You invested all that time and nobody wanted you at the higher level and you are bitter. Move on and find your niche. It's out there.
LMHS ALUMNI

Fremont, CA

#15 Oct 9, 2008
Another reason the PARENT/COACH is coaching at the HS level is because no one else is stepping up! They obviously had many years of success with all the players thay had coached over the years or they wouldn't even be considered for the position.
And, LM NATIVE...the fact that you listed Bobby Sox along with NJB...now I know where you are getting your perspective.
Really

Tampa, FL

#16 Oct 9, 2008
LM Native wrote:
2005 Coach of the Year La Mirada NJB Division 1-but the difference with me, and people like me, we know how to keep things in perspective.
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Yes, you can keep in perspective unlike the rest of us mere mortals. I will not be back to visit this topic because I feel other bloggers have hit the nail on the head. You are a bitter man with a child sitting the bench. It happens. Let me give you one thing to ponder. Influence happens at all stages of life. Whether it Pony baseball, HS football, college acceptance, the first job, etc. But remember influence is not always 'positive influence'. If I had one position and two equal candidates and you were part of the mix as a parent - your child would not be selected. It would not be worth the aggravation that you undoubtedly cause or have caused. So try to have a positive influence on YOUR child's life.
Typical

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Oct 9, 2008
It is happening at Murphy Ranch Little League and now La Serna High School. Dad's from MRLL going on to favor their kid in baseball. So it really doesn't matter what community you are in, nepotism/favoritism is going to happen. The dads all talk behind each others backs and then they are buddies when they are watching the local high school football game.
New dads move in that sold out other kids from other communities and they are seen as the new stars but they have their own agenda in mind. They want to win to show they are winners. So sad to watch this from afar. It is not really about the kids but the coaches.
LM Native

Buena Park, CA

#18 Oct 9, 2008
Yeah, go on, don't come back. Don't get mad at us because we know how the real world works and we see through you controlling parents. By the way, I don't have any kids in sports anymore. I'm just a really good observer, you know a realist. Try it sometime.
Really wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, you can keep in perspective unlike the rest of us mere mortals. I will not be back to visit this topic because I feel other bloggers have hit the nail on the head. You are a bitter man with a child sitting the bench. It happens. Let me give you one thing to ponder. Influence happens at all stages of life. Whether it Pony baseball, HS football, college acceptance, the first job, etc. But remember influence is not always 'positive influence'. If I had one position and two equal candidates and you were part of the mix as a parent - your child would not be selected. It would not be worth the aggravation that you undoubtedly cause or have caused. So try to have a positive influence on YOUR child's life.
LM Native

Buena Park, CA

#19 Oct 9, 2008
It is sad and a lot of us get embarassed for these people. Don't they realize how foolish they look toevryone?
Typical wrote:
It is happening at Murphy Ranch Little League and now La Serna High School. Dad's from MRLL going on to favor their kid in baseball. So it really doesn't matter what community you are in, nepotism/favoritism is going to happen. The dads all talk behind each others backs and then they are buddies when they are watching the local high school football game.
New dads move in that sold out other kids from other communities and they are seen as the new stars but they have their own agenda in mind. They want to win to show they are winners. So sad to watch this from afar. It is not really about the kids but the coaches.
LM Native

Buena Park, CA

#20 Oct 9, 2008
yeah, yeah, yeah. Blah, blah, blah. Same ol' LM youth sports politics. Sing us a new tune. By the way, I have never been associated in any way with Bobby Sox. I just support all youth organizations, period. Try it sometime. Donate some time to the youth, but not for your own childs benefit.

LMHS ALUMNI wrote:
Another reason the PARENT/COACH is coaching at the HS level is because no one else is stepping up! They obviously had many years of success with all the players thay had coached over the years or they wouldn't even be considered for the position.
And, LM NATIVE...the fact that you listed Bobby Sox along with NJB...now I know where you are getting your perspective.

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