Parent/Coaches
fan

Utica, NY

#1 Nov 14, 2013
Does this combo ever work?
hockey

Ithaca, NY

#2 Nov 14, 2013
fan wrote:
Does this combo ever work?
NO Trust me.
yes

Whitesboro, NY

#3 Nov 15, 2013
yes it does
Slim

United States

#4 Nov 15, 2013
Most of the time no. Even if you're a parent with good intentions it doesn't. If you play your kid too much the parents won't like it. If you play him too little, you just hurt the kid. Unless your kid is a superstar, it's a no win situstion. On the other hand, we've seen parents play their mediocre kids way too much. Being a coach/parent after t-ball is a bad idea.
agree

Whitesboro, NY

#5 Nov 15, 2013
agree, it only hurts them in the long run. when he gets older, the kid gets cut
Coaches

Rome, NY

#6 Nov 15, 2013
Slim wrote:
Most of the time no. Even if you're a parent with good intentions it doesn't. If you play your kid too much the parents won't like it. If you play him too little, you just hurt the kid. Unless your kid is a superstar, it's a no win situstion. On the other hand, we've seen parents play their mediocre kids way too much. Being a coach/parent after t-ball is a bad idea.
So who coaches the kids? Do you hire professional Youth Ball Coaches? What is your solution to this bad idea?
Slim

Needham Heights, MA

#7 Nov 15, 2013
Coaches wrote:
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So who coaches the kids? Do you hire professional Youth Ball Coaches? What is your solution to this bad idea?
The sad thing is, is that there aren't enough people who volunteer. That leads to parents coaching. From there, you keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best. I guess if a youth league really wanted to get serious, run ads for volunteer coaches. That may or may not work but at least the league would've given it a shot.
True

Utica, NY

#8 Nov 15, 2013
Be fair and don't favor your kid. A parent coach should go out of his way not to favor his kid or friends kid. Its a great life lesson for everyone.
Slim

Hatfield, MA

#9 Nov 15, 2013
True wrote:
Be fair and don't favor your kid. A parent coach should go out of his way not to favor his kid or friends kid. Its a great life lesson for everyone.
Yes but don't underplay your kid to make parentsvhappy as well. Be fair to your kid.
parents

Whitesboro, NY

#10 Nov 18, 2013
I have had parents call me and ask me "why isnt my kid starting anymore?" He plays like a ton, but once I made him 6th/7th man for a few games, husband and wife called. "What does he have to to to get his job back?" "What is he doing wrong?" "This is wrong"

She even stopped talking to the parents of the kid I replaced her kid with. They actually had a screaming match. It was sickening. she is involved with the school, is a teacher and just will never stop. She has money, her kid is fair to good, but will always start and take the place of someone better cause of that.

The father of the kid I made the new starter just drops his kid off, picks him up and doesnt say a word. the kid is VERY good, but will get screwed with the coaches they have now. I ALREADY SEE him drop in the rank. I seen it as a coach, a parent, and it just never ends. Its been 2 yrs that my kids ended sports at this rotten school, our family life became so much better, moods were better, grades went higher, were back to being a family instead of fighting the powers within.

Advice, stay sane, dont fight it, u cant win.
It gets better and when its all said and done, you will reflect back and say. " I stressed out for years over these people? You will laugh.

Oh, my youngest ended up at a smaller school, we moved after the 1st one graduated, and what a difference!!! Something to thinkabout.
Fritter away

Buffalo, NY

#11 Nov 18, 2013
The only real "life lesson" here is that none of those schools will ever produce a real "superstar" and frittering away your child's education and time is a pathetic way to consider yourself a parent.
Maybe if these parents weren't such morons and living in the poverty capital of NY they'd be able to save for thier kid's college instead of expecting some moronic team sport to help them.

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