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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    Originally posted by ElefantPanzer View Post
    That's why I watch hockey. Useful violence.

    On a serious note. When I was little, about 8, I went to soccer practice for the first time. I had a blast. Chasing and kicking the ball, running around, it was fun! I even got a juice and a snack afterward! Then I got in the car with my dad and he screamed at me like I had never been screamed at before. His face was purple he was so mad. He told me I embarrassed him, I was the worst soccer player he had ever seen, he was ashamed of me, and lots more. I was devastated. Absolutely heartbroken. I cried myself to sleep that night. Never went to soccer practice again or played a team sport. When I ran cross country in high school my dad came to 1 race. I placed third. He was so disgusted he wouldn't even look at me. I quit that too and to this day I won't play any sports.
    See, the whole thing is not to take it to heart. My dad yelled at me damn near every day of my childhood-it kind of weirded me out when he answered the phone in a normal tone of voice.

    It wasn't until after I left home they found out Korea had left him about half deaf...

    My dad yelled at me, the coaches yelled...that's just part of the process.

    Ah, the early years...a herd of fourth-graders charging up and down a NBA regulation court, careening into each other, ending a full-length game battered and exhausted with a final score in the single digits. Hell, we thought it was good when your shot hit the rim or backboard. I always thought the college players we watched were wimps because they never punched a ball carrier...

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  • cst784
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    I have a simple practice that I put into place with the parents of the kids I coach. At the beginning of the season I ask for parents who are willing to help out during practices and games. I usually get one or two who step up each season and for that I am extremely grateful. When the parents start to try coaching their kids from the sidelines I then remind them that they had the opportunity to help out at the beginning of the season to which they declined. (I do this off to the side so that it doesn't get overheard by other parents or the kids, no need to embarrass anyone at this point) If they continue, the next game I walk over and give the parent a big lollipop to suck on...surprisingly they often accept it and find a hard time talking to the kids while enjoying it. Only once have I had to go to the league rep and have them step in...that one time was when the parent...actually I think it was a grandparent was being verbally abusive. I think the league threatened them with trespassing charges if they came back. Whether it would stick or not I don't know, but I do know I did not have a problem with that person again and I coached that child for 3 seasons after that.

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  • Paul Mann III
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    Originally posted by ElefantPanzer View Post
    That's why I watch hockey. Useful violence.

    On a serious note...
    I was serious.

    If all these ball-handling thugs think they can fight, they should try their hand at a combat sport.

    They don't because they're punks and bullies. Easier to just beat an old referee to death or hospitalize a fan.

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  • ElefantPanzer
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    Originally posted by Paul Mann III View Post
    Ball sports... So violent... So useless...
    That's why I watch hockey. Useful violence.

    On a serious note. When I was little, about 8, I went to soccer practice for the first time. I had a blast. Chasing and kicking the ball, running around, it was fun! I even got a juice and a snack afterward! Then I got in the car with my dad and he screamed at me like I had never been screamed at before. His face was purple he was so mad. He told me I embarrassed him, I was the worst soccer player he had ever seen, he was ashamed of me, and lots more. I was devastated. Absolutely heartbroken. I cried myself to sleep that night. Never went to soccer practice again or played a team sport. When I ran cross country in high school my dad came to 1 race. I placed third. He was so disgusted he wouldn't even look at me. I quit that too and to this day I won't play any sports.
    Last edited by ElefantPanzer; 14 Jun 13, 01:17.

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  • Roddoss72
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    Unfortunately some parents try to make up their own failure at sports through their children, and that is sickening.

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  • Persephone
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    Here's a sign for the hecklers...


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  • D1J1
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    Originally posted by Super Six 4 View Post
    My brother would agree. He's a coach, and gets very annoyed when anyone other than him, or a superior or assistant coach would try to play coach and yell stuff for kids to do.
    Unreal stuff happens all the time in all youth activities, sports, music, dance, you name it. Over-active parents/kin are ubiquitous.

    The amazing thing is the how few of the geniuses in the stands, audiences or wherever are willing to display their talents in actually helping!

    Sadly, just yesterday I resigned from coaching a sport I truly loved due to our relocation during the rest of our retirement years. A bittersweet day...

    Regards,
    Dennis

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  • Super Six 4
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    Originally posted by D1J1 View Post
    I always liked:

    Job responsibilities:

    They play
    I coach
    Parents cheer

    Regards,
    Dennis
    My brother would agree. He's a coach, and gets very annoyed when anyone other than him, or a superior or assistant coach would try to play coach and yell stuff for kids to do.

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  • D1J1
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    I always liked:

    Job responsibilities:

    They play
    I coach
    Parents cheer

    Regards,
    Dennis

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  • Paul Mann III
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    Ball sports... So violent... So useless...

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  • slick_miester
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    That's too sensible. Surely that isn't from suburban Chicago -- where that dumbass Steve Bartman is still receiving death threats.



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  • Jose50
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    That sign should be hung at every sports park in the world where kids play organized team sports.

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  • This sign should hang at all youth sporting events

    This sign hangs at Buffalo Grove field in Chicago.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highsc...095119074.html

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