Re: Defending sports and coaches
Bob Condon (rec@EPOCH.COM)
Tue, 27 Sep 1994 10:31:58 +0500
< 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!
As long as WINNING isn't the end goal.
The second issue is the stuffing of up to 16 games in 4 to 5 weeks plus
practices... It overloads the kids.
I have seen a coach recently that berate the kids during a lossing
game and have only words of discust while the game is going on.
As a parent, I was ready to pull my son from the game.
The coach is a good friend of mine but he doesn't have the ability
to rev the guys up.
The year before, my son had a coach that has a wonderful speech
during a losing game:
I am your coach and I can work on stategy during the game
but I can not win the game for you.
If you want to win the game, you need to get your head in the
game, and work together and boost each other to new levels.
Each and every one of you are good ball players.
If you don't want to be here, we can forfeit the
game now or we can get together and get this game back.
He said this speech only a couple of times in 16 games but
it INSPIRED the kids to give it their all and be defensive
players. ...... and the kids won the game...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City