Defending sports and coaches
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 26 Sep 1994 11:20:28 EDT
I think some one needs to defend coaches just a bit ;)
Having been a player and a coach on Soccer, baseball and
hockey teams. . . Also an Eagle scout, and a leader etc. . . .
It is very hard to arrange a practice for a TEAM sport and
to work with your "starting" lineup, if the players do NOT
attend at least a majority of practice. It is also hard
to change your line ups 5 minutes before games when players
do not show up on time. It is not "fair" to players who
attend 100 percent of practices, to allow others to slide.
When you have only 15 people on a baseball team, and 7 tell
you that they are going to camp, and/or vaction at the same
time, what do you tell the 8 that are left. WE forfiet?
As a scout leader and a team coach, I find it a very difficult
balance. I do not have a solution, just that coaching a team
sport is hard to do, with out the team! Even with strong rules
for practices etc., jobs, girsl and other activities still manage
to happen. Coaches are not all bad guys because they want to win!
To win you have to practice, and practice as a team!
still scouting, and coaching
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City