Youth Sports

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

  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Lacrosse is THE sport to play in my town which means I am anti-lacrosse. If baseball is bad, lacrosse here must be unbearable. :lol3
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  2. Jim Moore

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    Ther's always that chance, but it's pretty unlikely. An actual volunteer has to show up on time, organize groups of children, plan exercises, and make decisions. Your typical whiner is not gonna be up for any of that.
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  3. shrineclown

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    It would be way fun to pull up next to their 149k Range Rover on your bike, jump off, hawk a looggee inches from their vehicle, stare at them like they are a piece of crap on your shoe, and then have Doyleson go beat up on their pretty boy for an hour or so. Come back after the game and repeat. You might possibly like that.

    "When did the Indians start playing lacrosse?"

    Crooked Arrows, in a theater near you now. Check it out.
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  4. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    That was to some degree my approach when I played.

    One of my JR High teachers thought I'd be good defense so he gave a big stick and put me in the crease. His first instructions were not how to scoop, cradle, catch or pass it was "if you can reach the ball with the stick, you can hit anyone else *with* the stick. Please make sure they're on our team."

    :lol3
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  5. shrineclown

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  6. Kamala

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    I coached Little League for a couple of seasons. Never again will I ever get involved in Kids sports. The kids (for the most part) were fine the parents all sucked. I was OCD about making sure each kid played the same amount of time in each and every game. Far too many parents thought their kid should never ever sit, especially if Grandpa drove up from the Cape to watch the game. The topping on the cake was when I told the kids that they should get together during the summer, go to the park (pronounced Pahhk) and just play ball. The traditional Pick Up Game. That night and for about a week afterwards my phone rang off the wall with irate parents wanting to know if I was planning to be at the Park too to over see the game. What about the child molesters and kidnappers roaming my wealthy snotty suburb? Suppose Little Johnny got hurt? What about the dope smokers that hang at the (completely empty) parks? How would they get there? How would they get home? How dare I tell the children to put themselves in an unsafe and dangerous position. I feel sorry for the kids.
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  7. shrineclown

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    I can't understand what you were thinking. Working on an Audi.
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  8. doyle

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    :photog That's great. Not me though. :lol3
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  9. zippy

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    I feel for you. I was up in Ohio seeing my nephew off to basic training for the air force last weekend. While there I caught my 10 year old nephews soccer game. Even saw one dad giving his kid 5 hour energy prior to the game. I had to tell my pops to calm down it's only kids playing a game. Come on people these are 10 year olds playing soccer in Medina Ohio , the fate of the world is not dependent on the outcome.
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  10. p3ga

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    If you want to see some f'ed up parents, visit your local motocross track some weekend and watch the 50cc races.......the kids (well, most of them anyway) are there to have fun, but there's always at least one Tony Alessi wannabe screwing up his kid's psyche & killing any desire the kid has in riding.

    And the moms are even worse.

    Thankfully, we avoided that like the plague. But there were some pretty talented kids that didn't meet their dad's expectations & fell off the face of the earth. Really is a shame.
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  11. Future ten

    Future ten Been here awhile

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    I've been in the parks and recreation field for 25 years this month. My son and daughter (older by 10 years) ride dirt bikes.
    The parents here in fl are nothing short of insane.
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  12. ImaPoser

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    the opposing coach pulled his starting pitcher after giving up three runs and only getting one out. there's a six run rule. I've never seen a kid get pulled and not allowed to finish an inning he started. :dunno
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  13. Uncle Pollo

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    A goalie is born a goalie ... a knack for intercepting the ball no matter how many rebounds and re-strikes he gets. Goalies also are pretty fearless.

    Find the goalie in your team.

    Usually a kid that does not like to run that much sometimes suffices, but if you want a good goalie a former rugby player will do nicely.
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  14. NICO

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    :lol3

    My kid loves goal. He's taken shots from 10 feet out right to the chops and didn't complain until after the game when all his buddies weren't around. Then he cried like a little girl. :lol3

    Everyone seems to think he's got some sort of knack in net. Time will tell, the little shit hates to practice and refuses to go to summer camp to stay sharp on his skills. :baldy
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  15. NICO

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    So LittleNico's baseball team is still undefeated, 9-0. :clap

    Opposing coach again told his guys, very loudly, that if our guys were on the base to run through them. On kid tried that on my son. Didn't work out as planned. Poor kid laid on the ground gasping for air while my son tagged him out. In true LittleNico form, he then called time and knelt down to try to help the kid get it together. Asked him if he was OK and apologized for, well I'm not sure what he apologized for. I enjoyed staring at the other coach, shaking my head with that little "You dumb-fuck" look on my face.
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  16. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    A little update since starting this thread........I stopped coaching.:lol3

    My daughter played on a summer tournament soccer team coached by a couple very good coaches. It was very apparent to me that she responded much better to coaches other than her dad. After the tournament team was done, my daughter was, for lack of a better word, recruited to play by a few teams. So I took her to some practices for those teams and let her choose where she wanted to play. She chose a team with two female coaches and is playing some of the best soccer I've seen from her yet. She's also guest playing for a few teams in tournaments. In fact, she played in a tournament for a team this past weekend and helped them win first place by shutting out every team she faced.

    Anyway, since she's now playing with another team, I do not have the time to devote to coaching. I let all of the parents know my daughter would be playing for another team and I would be leaving as well. 70% of the parents understood and were supportive. They thanked me for my efforts and volunteering my time to coach the girls. The rest, took it personally and were downright angry with me. I received lots of hate email. At the end of the day we all do what's best for our kids. That's what I did and I will never apologize for doing so. If someone doesn't like it, tough shit. Now I can focus more on my kid and watch her play her best soccer.
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  17. ImaPoser

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    As bad as baseball was in the spring, football is worse. :baldy
    Practice two, and sometimes three nights a week, games in the middle of the day on Saturday up to an hour away and needing took be there an hour early means the whole day is shot. :waysad
    I was happy to see this is the last game on the calender, but then there is a note about playoffs. Four more Weeks of this most likely......:pissed
    As a side note, the boy likes it and is pretty good.
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  18. ImaPoser

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    Weeee. Super Bowl Saturday. 38 degrees and heavy rain. And just because that's not fun enough, we're on a thirty minute delay due to lightning. :bluduh
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  19. erinbomber

    erinbomber in awe

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    Similar situation with mine. 12 yr. old daughter who plays "club" soccer. She has really developed as a player, it was the best thing for her. Know though that the parents don't get any better. You won't have to deal with them as a coach, but their behaviour on the sidelines is still atrocious. I see parents get ordered off the field almost every weekend. They have a sense of entitlement because of the higher cost and the travel required. Also, all of the "club" parents are convinced that their kid is Mia Hamm or Hope Solo and this team is just a stepping stone to their berth on the Women's National Team. I wear headphones during the game so I don't have to listen to them. I still see girls who obviously don't want to play anymore, but feel like they have to now because their parents shelled out a fortune for them to play. It's sad.:cry
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  20. k7

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    1977.... Maxwell AFB, told a full bird colonel to get off of my sideline at a youth football Game. I was an airman first class at the time.








    (Damn glad only one of us was in uniform. :evil)
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