Re: Advice Needed / Sport conflicts
Kevin S Woods (kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU)
Wed, 7 Feb 1996 13:31:02 -0500
I'll take a piece of this trend also.
In Raymond, NH, where 400 kids play soccer in the fall, an unknown number
play basketball and indoor soccer in the winter, and 500+ play baseball,
sports is indeed a competetion. (this doesn't even include school sports!!)
On one hand we say, Great what a terrific set of programs run by
volenteers to keep our children busy! On the other hand as parents and
scout leaders we say "Do we need a taxi license in this state?"
When I started in this program 10 years ago as a DL, we had the same
issues of coaches vs. scouts. We took it to the administrative boards of
the leagues. It took al little but it did fade away.
The point is you have to document it. You have to name names, you have
to be willing to be absolutely HONEST when honesty is going to tick
somebody off...maybe your neighbor!
Take it to the Principal. The coaches probably work for him! Again
though you cannot take stories. You must have specific details and
people willing to go out on a limb...a thin one at that.
Beyond that take it to the press. If you are like many towns it doesnt
have to go in the major newspaper The local tabloids sometimes get more
attention then the state wide paper.
Above all if you are going to complain GET YOUR FACTS DOWN then complain
LOUDLY, but work the system.
Kevin S. Woods Raymond, N.H.
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former soccer coach
former baseball coach
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