Re: Time to man up, Experts
posted at 9/11/2011 7:00 AM EDT
In Response to Time to man up, Experts
[QUOTE]A nod to ADG for getting me started with his DOPE string ... and this is almost word for word in that string from me. Really, that Fancoma stuff is so boring. Got an assignment. Hard, hard work. Get out your mamangerial histories, and I know some of you have them because you tell us all the time. Post them, W-L, competition level, AND THE COMPLAINTS OF THOSE WHO DISAGREED WITH YOU ALONG THE WAY. And I know there are those folks too. I helped start the booster club for our JV/Varsity Soccer about 14 years ago, was an unpaid parent aide at each practice for two seasons, which I loved, not a sacrifice at all, but I got the coach's side of things and every parent who was a soccer know-sumthing, too. That coach never made one right call. Not one. According to the experts in the stands. Some of them listened to their kids - the same kids that would not put out in practice like they should. Some of them coched children's teams in the community, so they knew better. Some of them had phenom kids for players, so they knew better. I never understood how the parents could be so crass, hateful and negative - and some of them go to work with the guy the next day (teachers) and act like the whole thing didn't happen. I wanna hear it from you experts. Not just what you know, but what other people know you don't know. I want to hear the carp people said about you. That's the hard part of the assignment. What? You didn't keep record of that? And here we are, keeping record of all our expertese with this dope who has led this unbelievably hard sports town with their peerless negative wisdom (I say that because when things go well, YOU NEVER GIVE HIM ANY CREDIT) ... for all the word to see and only the mods to erase ... So, let's be honest. Give us your - NO, NOT YOUR OPINION, WE KNOW THAT ALREADY - opposing opinions. Can ya man up? Huh?
Posted by SinceYaz[/QUOTE]
Had to laugh Yaz. I was one of those parents, see I played a little basketball, baseball and coached some too. Coached my kid in basketball for a few years, great times. When he moved up to the next level I watched with amazement, and credulity at the coach's practices. He kept trying to run an offensive set from the LH side of the court, the kids being predominately RH, would execute all the way to the point of driving in for the lay-up, which they couldn't do left handed. I mentioned it to the coach, lo-and behold, two weeks later he started running it from the RH side and it was lay-up city! Too bad he waited two weeks!! The coaches always wanted to put my kid in at center bc he was the tallest(just barely), yet he had a exceptional wingspan, very good ball handling skills and an eye for passing, I always used him at guard on defense, he would harass and control the other teams ballhandlers, so we excelled at mid court turnovers transitioned to lay-ups. Finally after much prodding by me, they slotted him at guard and let the stronger kids handle the middle...complete turn around! Half the time the opponent couldn't foray much past mid court and if they did, we had two wide bodies to box them out, completely different team. Meanwhile the father of another very skilled but smallish player anguished on the bleachers next to me as they used an out of control dribble freak to bring the ball up court, he was a former coach and just wouldn't lobby for his kid...his loyalty was to the coaching profession and not to his kid or the team, his son was definitely a better player and helped the team more when he played, which wasn't much.
The High School I went to had a long serving basketball coach, when he retired the named the gym after him, one year his overmatched team made a furious comeback in the closing 2 minutes, coming all the way back within one point, a turnover gave them the ball under their own basket with two seconds left, the last shot was taken by the low scoring center, he missed, they lost. The coach admitted they didn't have a set go-to play!! The ball was inbounded by the guy who just hit a three pointer to close the gap, so he was automatically eliminated from the play, the defense focused on the other scoring threat with double coverage, and the stiff was left wide open. The dumb coach blew it.