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.