Youth Sports

Discussion in 'Sports' started by onetravdown, May 3, 2012.

  1. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    I currently coach a U10 girls soccer team and will continue to coach them this fall when they move up to U11. Dealing with the parents can be a bit problematic at times. But that's easy compared to the complete bullshit that I've had to deal with from other coaches and league admins. If I didn't love coaching my daughter and the rest of the girls, I would never do it. Why do the adults insist on ruining it???
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  2. NICO

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    Because they sucked at sports and are trying to live vicariously through their little snowflakes, common sense and the child's sense of self-worth be damned.
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  3. Hodag

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    i've been coaching flag football for 3 years, 2 seasons per year

    i'm ready to retire
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  4. Jim Moore

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  6. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    I would say that's true with some parents. Thankfully, most of the parents of my players are pretty good. I'm mostly talking about other coaches as well as the VP/President in my own club. Some of the shit they do lacks common sense and does anything but put the kids first. It's a fucking disgrace. I've spoken up numerous times and called them out on their actions. By doing so, I've apparently been kicked out of the "cool kids club". Which is fine by me. Hopefully this way they stay away from my kids and my team.

    You've got me by a year but I'm with ya.

    Ridiculous.
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  7. Jim Moore

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    I know, Hodag is a little ridiculous in that thread. No big deal though.

    Hey, do you guys have a goalie in U10? How do you teach them that? Do you let them all do it, or just a couple of them?
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  8. NICO

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    Holy fahk, you saying there's no goalie in your powder puff U8 league? :huh What kind of fucking soccer are you people teaching???
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  9. Jim Moore

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    We don't start playing with a goalie until U10.
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  10. ImaPoser

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    youth sports suck. why can't they just play in the street like we did and not waste three hours of my night twice a week.
    posted from my cell phone while sitting at the ball field.......:bluduh
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  11. Hodag

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    its like kickball with only a pitcher
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  12. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    Yes, we have goalies in U10 and we had them in U9 as well. In the fall we have a separate practice once a week for goalie training. During regular practices we constantly work the goalies into various drills. Currently, I have 2 girls that play goal. Each one plays a half every game but will play the entire game should the other not be there.
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  13. Jim Moore

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    Everyone wants to be the goalie next year. I don't get it. I told them, "you don't get to score!" They couldn't care less.
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  14. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    One of the 2 goalies on my team is my daughter. I asked her why she likes to play in goal, her response "I want to do everything I can to stop the other team from scoring and I want to make sure our defense is where it's suppose to be." She's on of the leaders on the team and is very vocal on the field. Constantly directing her team mates, calling for the ball, etc. Some kids are just defensive minded while others are purely offensive minded. You can tell pretty quickly in practices which kids should be playing where.
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  15. ImaPoser

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    My kid likes to spin in circles till he gets dizzy and falls down, then looks for four leaf clovers while he's down there.

    offense or defense? :ear
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    landscaping
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    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    :lol3
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  18. NICO

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    So I was asked to pretend to be a referee today. Apparently the $180 per kid does not cover league ref's and the home team is responsible for bringing one to the game. I don't want to do it again. :nono Some parents are real pains in the ass. Ferfuxsake, the kids are 7, I'm letting them play unless there is a blatant foul or something that leads to a breakaway. Idjits. Maybe I should have tossed one off the field. "You, go watch from the car!" :lol3
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  19. Hodag

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    my wife mentionned the intensity of some of the parents...
    i honestly don't notice or even hear anything. we coach from the feild lining up behind the play. I'm in the zone...
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  20. NICO

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    I was more concerned with not running through one of the kids than hearing what the peanut gallery was complaining about. Some of those kids are small and I'm, well, I'm not small. It was funny that some of the bitching was coming from my son's sideline, though. :lol3
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