YM youth basketball team stacking?
Who are they

Wakeman, OH

#33 Oct 10, 2012
Tree ces, wise, Conrad, spray, barnhart, mccracken??
Over the top

Lima, OH

#35 Oct 10, 2012
I guess one would think !!!!.... Basically what u all are complaining about is these kids are all good?! That's why it's a stacked team?! Sooo your bad mouthing the y and there parents because they are good ! But yet u want to be on there team ... That's right this all starts because parents are pisst there kid isnt on the stacked team!!!! I guess it's on there parents what they want to do with there kids .... It's the ym's business how they want the bball league to be..., and if u don't like it teach your kid how to quit because it's not fair!!!! Guess what folks life is not fair!!!!! And quitting because u don't like something isn't an option! Bottom line is the parents are the ones who are upset because they don't like that there kid isn't on an " All StarTeam" I'm sure the kids would really care less if they truly loved the sport!
Over the top

Lima, OH

#37 Oct 10, 2012
another parent wrote:
You are missing the point. People are upset because this league is normally mixed among the schools and playing levels. This one team managed to keep all their kids together who are all friends and used to playing together. Parents aren't upset that this team happened to be good by chance people are upset these dads managed to go against the rules of the league and recruit their team and keep a school team together when this wasn't an all star or school league. If you aren't familiar with this league or this situation first hand then don't comment on how parents are making their children whiney. My child is very athletic and had to play against this team. Never did I allow him to complain about this team nor did he ever hear me say anything I did use this as an example for him but that doesn't mean I'm not mad as hell that it happened. How can any child enjoy getting killed by 30 points. I agree with the above comment that it will all pan out in junior high.
Well vice versa!!!! And I would have to say that normally I don't get on trash sites like these... But when u here the same people saying the same stuff but decide to sit behind a computer screen to create drama.... Use your real names and own it!
irony

Mansfield, OH

#39 Oct 10, 2012
Over the top wrote:
I guess one would think !!!!.... Basically what u all are complaining about is these kids are all good?! That's why it's a stacked team?! Sooo your bad mouthing the y and there parents because they are good ! But yet u want to be on there team ... That's right this all starts because parents are pisst there kid isnt on the stacked team!!!! I guess it's on there parents what they want to do with there kids .... It's the ym's business how they want the bball league to be..., and if u don't like it teach your kid how to quit because it's not fair!!!! Guess what folks life is not fair!!!!! And quitting because u don't like something isn't an option! Bottom line is the parents are the ones who are upset because they don't like that there kid isn't on an " All StarTeam" I'm sure the kids would really care less if they truly loved the sport!
No one that I know wants anything to do with this team. Why would you think that being on a team like that would be a good thing for anyone? It makes me think that maybe you have a kid or two on the stacked team. The whole point of this thread is that at this level of basketball at the YMCA is supposed to be a learning and FUN time in these kids life. Even teams make up for better competition and in the long run a much more enjoyable experience for everyone, not just for the parents trying to dominate the Y.
Matt

Barberton, OH

#40 Oct 10, 2012
Over the top wrote:
I guess one would think !!!!.... Basically what u all are complaining about is these kids are all good?! That's why it's a stacked team?! Sooo your bad mouthing the y and there parents because they are good ! But yet u want to be on there team ... That's right this all starts because parents are pisst there kid isnt on the stacked team!!!! I guess it's on there parents what they want to do with there kids .... It's the ym's business how they want the bball league to be..., and if u don't like it teach your kid how to quit because it's not fair!!!! Guess what folks life is not fair!!!!! And quitting because u don't like something isn't an option! Bottom line is the parents are the ones who are upset because they don't like that there kid isn't on an " All StarTeam" I'm sure the kids would really care less if they truly loved the sport!
I haven't heard of anyone who wants their kid to be on that team. Quite the reverse actually. That's not what this is about, it's about teaching these kids character, sportsmanship and how to play. Having this team as an example teaches all of them, including the kids on that team, that no matter what winning is the most important thing. At any cost to feelings and ignoring the talent of other players, it doesn't matter unless you stomp your opponent and to do that by any means. That's a great example? Yes the parents can do what they want, but the Y shouldn't be catering to their wants. Let them start their own league if they want to be hateful show offs. Life isn't fair, but teaching that to children by segregating them starting in first grade is the worst way to teach them that. You would think such Christian minded people would understand that. Vanity and greed aren't the Christian way from what I've been taught.
rebel

Lima, OH

#41 Oct 10, 2012
agree wrote:
I know exactly which team you are taking about. And you aren't the only parent upset by this. The warm up shirts were the funniest part but I agree this should not happen. This should be taken up with Mitch Price. I hope this doesn't happen this year.
i have approached mitch with mediocre response.fire off a letter to times bulletin editor for a bigger diverse audience so they can get involved.
rebel

Lima, OH

#42 Oct 10, 2012
while i'm at it if you are at the y watching youngsters play ball,pay close attention to the above named coaches then pay attention to the others.some of these coaches put winning above everything no matter how big of a prick they may be even to their own kids while the others don't scold or treat kids like crap they teach while making it fun.these are young kids they are going to face the harsher side of life when they get older,but for now they are kids let them be kids and have fun.
Over the top

Lima, OH

#43 Oct 10, 2012
Matt wrote:
<quoted text>
I haven't heard of anyone who wants their kid to be on that team. Quite the reverse actually. That's not what this is about, it's about teaching these kids character, sportsmanship and how to play. Having this team as an example teaches all of them, including the kids on that team, that no matter what winning is the most important thing. At any cost to feelings and ignoring the talent of other players, it doesn't matter unless you stomp
your opponent and to do that by any means.
That's a great example? Yes the parents can do what they want, but the Y shouldn't be catering to their wants. Let them start their own league if they want to be hateful show offs. Life isn't fair, but
teaching that to children by segregating them
starting in first grade is the worst way to teach
them that. You would think such Christian minded
people would understand that. Vanity and greed
aren't the Christian way from what I've been
taught.
Don't preach Christian morals when obviously you have none! You are talking on a trash website and downgrading children which you don't even
know!
Matt

Barberton, OH

#44 Oct 10, 2012
Over the top wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't preach Christian morals when obviously you have none! You are talking on a trash website and downgrading children which you don't even
know!
And you know any of that how? I happen to know every family with kids in that team very well. I'm not downgrading them, their parents are. Maybe you mean "demeaning", I'm not doing that either. They have learned to be the way they are because it's a learned behavior. Of the 7 boys I'm talking about only two have decent manners most of the time. If you're around them like I am you will see and hear the others and how they are just flat out bad. Of those seven there are usually four to five sisters that are also around. I won't even go into what a screwed up mess they are. Let's just say that one day when the bubble bursts I hope I'm not around. I really don't want to be washed away by the flood of tears and have my ears pierced by the wailing. It's pretty bad when you hear a teacher say to a second grader "You need to stop gossiping and with the drama, it's not appropriate and we aren't going to deal with that this year." First week of school even!
Kyle

Mansfield, OH

#45 Oct 10, 2012
They can put together the same team again this year if Mitch buckles under and lets them. If this is the case,I would suggest that the parents of the opposing team boycott that weeks game. Let them win every game by forfeit. Who would benifet from this? Absolutly no one but you would be teaching your kids that they do not have get bullied into doing something that is wrong, even if the YMCA condones it. You may see it different, like we are teaching our kids to quit. I see it as a teaching tool. Stand up for yourself and demand that everyone is treated the same, no matter who their parents think they are. Once again, this is a Y league and I have no problem with parents or whoever putting together a traveling team. This league is not that venue.
Eyeroll

Rockford, OH

#46 Oct 10, 2012
Kyle wrote:
They can put together the same team again this year if Mitch buckles under and lets them. If this is the case,I would suggest that the parents of the opposing team boycott that weeks game. Let them win every game by forfeit. Who would benifet from this? Absolutly no one but you would be teaching your kids that they do not have get bullied into doing something that is wrong, even if the YMCA condones it. You may see it different, like we are teaching our kids to quit. I see it as a teaching tool. Stand up for yourself and demand that everyone is treated the same, no matter who their parents think they are. Once again, this is a Y league and I have no problem with parents or whoever putting together a traveling team. This league is not that venue.
I was just going to say the same exact thing.

Take your team to McDonald's or somewhere else for some group fellowship time when you are scheduled to play this team. Tell your team it's their bye-week and let your team enjoy some time together.

The fathers on that team can beat their chests and brag that no one wants to play their superior team. Their egos can be stroked and your children don't have to be subjected to that.
Who are they

Warsaw, IN

#47 Oct 10, 2012
They (the parents) are fake a sses.
Ball

Lima, OH

#48 Oct 10, 2012
Who is fake?
Let em

Warsaw, IN

#51 Oct 10, 2012
Live thru their kids.
prophet

Lima, OH

#52 Oct 10, 2012
Steve wrote:
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So the teaching tool is if you don't like how something is done or run don't even show up? Just suck it up and go with it or are you embarrassed by your own kids ability?
Or, you could take the time to teach your kids in something meaningful. You know, something that will prepare them for their future.
Instead, you want to turn them over to some egotistical coach, and mold them into the next generation of drug sucking, meathead VW jock bullies.
Wonder

Warsaw, IN

#53 Oct 10, 2012
Special warm ups for em? What they look like? That's funny shit!
Doyle

Bryan, OH

#54 Oct 10, 2012
Who'da thunk it?
Matt

Barberton, OH

#55 Oct 10, 2012
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
So the teaching tool is if you don't like how something is done or run don't even show up? Just suck it up and go with it or are you embarrassed by your own kids ability?
I believe what you would be teaching them is that just because you can whine and bully some people into getting what you want, it doesn't mean everyone has to kiss your rear. If all of the teams make it clear they are done with this silly game of the same kids MUST win EVERY time they participate in anything, maybe Mitch will do the right thing. Then again Hugh might have a lot to do with this particular matter.
You have to wonder why these parents think everyone at the game isn't discussing this, and why they wouldn't care about what this suggests to other kids. It points to a lot of selfishness and psychosis.
The other issue I have are the little girls running all over unattended. Why are they dressed in skin tight clothing with a ton of hair spray and a big feathery hair thing on their two foot tall hair at age 5-7? I don't understand why they are dressed like this at the Y. Or really anywhere else.
Lost in translation

Fostoria, OH

#56 Oct 10, 2012
names wrote:
Funny how the post with the dads names disappeared ... Embarrassed wives perhaps.
Or it could be that you're an idiot and don't measure up. Topix Trash get a life
WHAT THE HECK

Lima, OH

#57 Oct 10, 2012
This is funny shit.I can't believe the parents that are on here making a big deal over y basketball.My son was on the team that one.I told him if he scores 10 points i would give him twenty dollars his reply was i will drop 15 for thirty.My son also loved the warm ups but so did the kids on the other team.One kid on the other team started crying because his coach did not buy him any.

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