posted on Mar, 6 2006 @ 05:28 PM
Alright, quick background of myself. I am 20 years old, I have coached an elite baseball team in my area for 4 years now. I have played my whole
life, when I finished I began coaching. With this team I have travelled to Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia to compete in national tournaments.
I coach a minor hockey team in the winters which I have coached for 3 years now. This is more of a local league and only travel throughout the
I work full time, 40 hours a week. I am a university student where I take 3 courses a cemester so I can continue to work. With these two
undertakings I also volounteer all of this time to provide for children in my area for these sports. It is not something I get paid for, most times
it is to my own expense. And battling with a severe ATS addiction, you can understand how much free time I have for myself.
My rant starts here.. I am so sick and tired of mommies and daddies who think their kid is the name Gretzy, Lemeuix or the next Babe Ruth. Both teams
that I coach are rep teams, it is supposed to be fun, but it is a league that is competitive and elite. I am extremely fair and normally allow
everybody to play, this is what normally bites me in the ass. In the rare situation where I cut it down to certain guys in the crunch, I have the
daddies coming after me.
I have been assaulted by a father and grandfather once, been threatened to be killed. Have wrote letters to Hockey Canada before about this and had
the guy banned from every rink in Canada. Did not pursue criminal charges against the advice of the league.
I wish parents would understand the time and effort these volounteers give. I coach teams that have no link to myself. No kids, no brothers or
sisters on the team, all strangers. And yet I can be treated so terribly. 99% of the time the kids are always happy and never have a bad word to
say, but certain parents saying my little johnny did not get to play as much as this EXPLICIT LANGUAGE .
To top it all off, I also volounteer my time as a minor hockey official. I reff alot of competitive hockey in my area, which is absolutely crazy at
If you are a parent with a kid in a sport, please respect the coaches and officials. If you are one of these officials, post your name here for a
WATS vote because you deserve it.
Anyways this is my rant, I just came from the rink where I was seconds away from rolling around the floor with a parent because I sent his kid home
for telling me to F off.
When I played sports, If i ever opened my mouth like that to a coach I would never lace the skates up again. But for some reason, kids today their
word counts more than these evil coaches who have nothing better to do than get in the way of my baby making it to the pro's.