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by Battle » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:05 pm

Spazsdad wrote:Battle you should know better than to engage some here

Oh come on Spazs...Have you ever went to a new city and just boarded a rail car or tour bus just to see where it takes you? Out of all the places softball has taken you, I'm sure you have. :P
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by DirtyRiders » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:29 pm

Huh??? Once again you old timers lost me. It seems like every time I check in to get your opinions and advice based on the vast experience you all have in this sport on softball topics it turns out to be a running diatribe and a constant pissing contest. Your identities are hidden but there’s no hiding that you are all knowledgeable and well respected coaches and heads of some of the biggest and best organizations in the industry. I may be off on who you really are, but your advice based on your experience is something I have always appreciated
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by Spazsdad » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:05 pm

Come on Dirty Sanchez, give us old timers some time to work through our dementia. The old grey mare ain’t what she used to be.
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by centurian » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:25 am

Spazsdad wrote:Come on Dirty Sanchez, give us old timers some time to work through our dementia. The old grey mare ain’t what she used to be.


:lol: your dementia has set in, just called yourself an old female horse! :lol:
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by eclipse09 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:46 pm

My kids have had 8 travel head coaches total with four of them parent coaches and four of them non-parent coaches. Seems like there were good and bad on both sides. It seems the best coaches were the ones that cared about the players from top to bottom.

The absolute worst coach my oldest daughter had was an ex-player that played favorites and really only worked with a few of those favorites on the team. In this case the org kicked her out fairly quickly.

The second worst coach was a parent coach that really had no clue (even posted some crazy heyBucket posts), but was a nice enough guy. He just didn't have the knowledge and didn't seem to want to obtain any softball knowledge....
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by Sam » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:31 am

My favorites were always my best players. They could play, they hustled, they picked up equipment after practice/games, dragged the field, sat by me in the dugout when they weren't on the field trying to learn the game. They listened and tried to implement what I was trying to teach them.

It is much easier for a non-parent coach to deal with disgruntled parents, since their main weapon has been disabled. HS parents are the absolute worst.
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by Sue Trubovitz, Turbo » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:50 am

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by Battle » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:33 pm

Sam wrote:My favorites were always my best players. They could play, they hustled, they picked up equipment after practice/games, dragged the field, sat by me in the dugout when they weren't on the field trying to learn the game. They listened and tried to implement what I was trying to teach them.

It is much easier for a non-parent coach to deal with disgruntled parents, since their main weapon has been disabled. HS parents are the absolute worst.

Yep...I think most coaches feel that way. I believe all coaches have favorites and it's usually because of things that you mentioned.
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by Zoran » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:19 pm

[quote="Battle" Other than coaches that form a team only because their kid doesn't get to play on any other team,
one of the best player is usually the coaches kid...and yeah I really said that.[/quote]

Your saying the two reasons parents coach their own team are completely valid reasons.

One, their kid doesnt get to play on another team.
Second, because their kid is usually the best player they should play.

Did you contradict yourself or give two good reasons for a parent to start their own team?
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by Zoran » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:31 pm

Ok battle deleting that portion of your post clarified it. Makes sense now.
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