Bad Parent Decision
Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:35 PM
Now she may be terrific at softball she was one of the worst on the basketball team. If for no other reason than having never played before.
Well I was excited to go and watch her naturally. In the first game she did not play at all,Same for the second game. After five games still no play time. Guess What I did? NOTHING. You see I have done so much coaching that I did not want to be the problem parent that I have had to deal with myself.
And I figured with 30 games on the plate she will get worked in at some point. WELL the season ended with her playing aproxamatly 15 minuetes all season. And she was the only member of the team that never missed a practice. I also never saw her play because the only time she played was at away games when she was all that was left because of fouling out.
I never said a thing but I should have at least talked to the coach. My daughter now hates basketball and refuses to play again even for another coach.
So remember when you are just a parent dont be a pain in the ass but be a good parent when you need to be.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:28 AM
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:00 PM
That's rough. I really feel for you. I've been fortunate so far to not have this situation, but I usually ask at the first parent meeting, what the primary goals are for the team and how playing time is determined. That way, I can work with my kids to make sure they get as much playing time as possible.
If my child was in this situation, I agree with derekd that at some point I would have had my child approach the coach after practice and just ask what they could do/work on to possibly get more playing time. That would be a great learning experience and also lets the coach know that the player wants to play and is willing to work for it.
The Youth Baseball Coach
Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:51 AM