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Jack of All Trades,
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My daughter can deflate your daughter's soccer ball.
 
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Should have asked mom if she could run down there and hold snowflake's target.

And if she wasn't willing to help out her kid, to have a nice bug mug of STFU!







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You can delete the post but the title is dead on. Frankly the post itself doesn't even need to say anything as anyone who has coached youth sports for any amount of time has their own stories to fill in the empty space. Just remember that you are there for the kids and that the bigger an asshole the parents are, the more the kid needs you to offset the parent. The more I hate the parents of a kid the more time I try to spend talking to the kid.

I've started saving the voicemails and texts I recieve. After a few days they start to make me laugh.




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Amazing how one parent can ruin an evening that was a lot of fun for both me and my archers. Funny thing was snowflake hugged me and said thanks at the end of the lesson, snowflake's mom was still pissed off at me.




My daughter can deflate your daughter's soccer ball.
 
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Amazing how one parent can ruin an evening that was a lot of fun for both me and my archers. Funny thing was snowflake hugged me and said thanks at the end of the lesson, snowflake's mom was still pissed off at me.


Missed the original post, but if you received thanks and a hug, I think "snowflake" is misused.


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Teaching, coaching, youth sports in general. Parents screw it up.


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If snowflake hugged you and not her mom, then I'd say you got a vote of confidence.


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I quit coaching my son's teams a few years back for this very reason. It's sickening how some parents behaved.
 
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20 years of being in evolved in youth sports and 10 years in a public has made me loath many parents. Anyone that works or is involved with kids understands.


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My brother was a little league umpire as a teenager.

More than once he had to tell a parent to leave the area or their kid's team would forfeit the game.



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I umpired for many years. As I got older, the parents got worse. Fairly sure it was them and not me changing.
 
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Yup. I coach soccer. I don't know if I can do it anymore. The kids are awesome. The parents....


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Having been both an asst coach and an umpire and BB Ref, I found I had more problems with the Head coach and other assts. I tried to coach with the attitude that the team comes first. In other words, it is about the young men or women and not about the coaches. But when the coach yells and screams at kids, even when they are still on the field, who is that helping?
Coaching in my opinion does not mean the ability to yell at kids. Motivating your team is part of the job, but yelling all the time tends to turn more kids off than on.
Giving some of the team special privileges is also a turnoff for the rest of the team. It is not only hard to take, but hard to watch.


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I coached for several years, and fortunately never ran into any overbearing parents. They were helpful, grateful, respectful and quiet. I also witnessed only one maybe two uncomfortable incidents from other coaches. Luck of the draw, I guess.




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I loved football when I was growing up. Right after High School I did volunteer coaching for a Jr. High football team, just to keep around it.......
Parents ruined it for me so much that I never even watched another game for years.
 
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Ran into the same thing when I was the leader for my sons Cub Scout den. No body wanted to do it but everybody wanted to tell me the best way to do it, but then they didn't want to help carry out their suggestions. One of the kids parents worked at Auburn university and got the ok for the Cub Scout pack to go to the first game of the season for free. They would be sitting behind the student section. I told them that I didn't think that was such a good idea, I got over ruled. About5 minutes into the game the moms wanted to drag there kids out of there after seeing the antics of the college kids (drunk,cussing, being arrested etc.) but since most of them rode with me they had to stay. The next year when a new parent suggested the same thing they got a big no from the moms. The kids though the college kids were funny, the moms not so much.
 
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It's not all bad.

We had a great AZ State Indoor Championship this weekend. I watched the parents of one of my personal students be incredibly supportive of their son as he shot in his first state level championship. They had a great attitude, looking at the tournament as a place to grow, gain experience and knowledge, not taking home a trophy or a title.

I watched another set of parents as they learned to let go and let their daughter make her own decisions and stand on her own. It was hard for them to do, but it was great for me as a coach watching an archer find themselves and gain a new sense of independence and confidence.

Finally at the awards ceremony I saw an archer throw a fit that it wasn't fair that she had to shoot against my daughter. Her mom nipped that in the bud so quick it made my head spin.

"What do you mean it's not fair?"

"It's just not fair she's so much better than I am."

"Have you shot for as long as she has?"

"No."

"Do you practice as much as she does?"

"No."

"Once you do you might be able to say it's not fair. Right now she's the one to look to see how to get there."

It's archers and parents like this that make coaching rewarding for me. My own philosophy is I'm not coaching to make my kids better archers, I'm coaching my archers to help them become independent, to be able to think for themselves and be able to work through whatever hardships they may encounter.




My daughter can deflate your daughter's soccer ball.
 
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Wow...awesome response from Mom

So glad your daughter did so well and the parents behaved Big Grin
 
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As a police officer I do more overtime working youth athletics because of problem parents. The coaches and refs are always very happy to see us. Its such a shame the way parents behave.
 
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