I just wanted to let the few people who come to this board know that a great thing happened to me in our game yesterday!
My Daughter scored her first goal of the season! I am so proud of her and I have really tried to act diplomatic about it!
I am her coach so it is hard to be the coach of a kid and let them play without hurting other people's feelings.
For this reason, I have kept her at halfback and played close to our goal. Because of this, she has had no opportunities to score and I have kept her back for defensive purposes.
Well, yesterday (five games into the season) we did not have enough players to play and I had to place her on the front. She promptly took the ball to the left side and kicked it past two defenders for the goal!
I am a proud Papa today!!!
It Is A Great Day!
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Posted 01 February 2005 - 11:16 AM
well its hard to coach family members as ive learned but, you cant be "diplomatic" once you reach a certain age group. sometimes the weaker players need to get the amount of time they are legally allowed to and thats all... its not about favorites and as hard as it may seem or unkind, if there is a better player on the bench they should be playing. during regular season i had an autistic player and another with a learning disability that made it frustrating and hard to keep them on the field. at first their parents were complaining that their children didnt play enough but, i gave them half or a little less of the game switched between their position and their parents understood that that was all their children could HANDLE on the field... and you need to realize that putting a player in midfield just because shes your daughter and you dont want to raise any eyebrows at her playing more and stuf. its hard but she deserves that position and showed it in your last game... gratz on the goal too sounds like you have a real player