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Coaching sometimes stinks!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

So I love to coach and I hate all at the same time. I had been hoping for a GREAT season and I knew with the girls I have it would be possible, but that's not the way it has been going the last month. We started the season well but we just haven't been able to finish the match and get the win. I'm also dealing with some attitude issues, which of course mess up things on the court. So I know that things need to change and I've been trying to stay positive with them but I'm starting to lose my positivity. W have only 4 matches left before Districts and I just don't know what to do. Tonight I'm calling to check on curfew and I get this parent, who's daughter hasn't been putting in much effort to improve, tell me that it's embarrassing to watch the team play and that I'm letting the girls walk all over me. WHAT!! There are names that I could call this one and I wouldn't be out of line, but I let her say her piece and then hung up the phone. It's amazing how people who don't coach think that it is so easy, and IT iS Not! You are supposed to play to win and when your bench isn't going to help up it hard to put them in to fail. I'm really starting to wonder WHY I do this. But I know why, I love the game and I love the girls, I just wish that they could see their potential, the way I do.
Sorry for the rant but I really needed to vent.
Have a good rest of your weekend, I know I'm going to try.
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    Coaching is tough and I think everyone should try it to appreciate how hard it is. Way to go on not getting sucked into the negativity :)
    2349 days ago
    I give you lots of credit for coaching. Parents can be brutal and kids can be apathetic. But know that you are making a difference in these girls' lives. Hang in there.
    2357 days ago
  • DAISY443
    That must be so terribly frustrating! I am always grateful that my children are grown and I don't have to deal with those issues! Don't let the negativity get to you. Hugs!
    2357 days ago
    HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY! emoticon
    2357 days ago
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