Parents and Youth Sports

@Melizzy (1381)
United States
January 8, 2007 1:30pm CST
I coach a team of under 6 year olds. It's a mixed league. The ages are 4-5-6. I have 7 players, one of which is four and one who is six. I have two girls on my team. By league rules, each child is to play 2 quarters of the basketball game. I make sure all players get that. After our game Saturday morning, one of the parents bawls me out over her daughter. Her daughter is the six year old. She bawled me out because her kid isn't getting enough playing time. Her kids doesn't want to play. Why are parents this way?
3 responses
@perugu (5281)
• India
9 Jan 07
hi,so many parents behaving like this only.tHEY ARE CONCENTRATING ON STUDIES ONLY.THEY ARE GIVING TARGETS TO BECOME AS ENGINEERS ,DOCTORS...IN THE SCHOOL LEVEL ITSELF.The students are missing games..playing with friends.This is very bad.
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Yep. Sports, academics, music whatever. Pushing kids to the brink is not good. It's not about what YOU want, it's about what the kid wants. Sigh.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
8 Jan 07
I really do not know Melizzy but I am afraid there are a lot of Parents like this about I always sorted things out in a reasonable and adult way whats the Point of shouting and screaming
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Yes, yelling and screaming does not benefit anyone. It is a game. A basketball game.
• Canada
8 Jan 07
I think it is such a shame when parents push their kids to do something they don't want to do. I think you are being very fair, in the way you allow each kids to play an equal portion of the game. Good for you!
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Thanks. I talked with the commissioner and I have to play them one quarter and set them out one quarter. I've gone above and beyond that.