"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Saw a video with the coach being interviewed this morning. It doesn't seem like bullying and he seems like a genuinely nice guy.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
we are doing things backwards
i officiate a lot of fast pitch games. and many of the coaches are not teaching ALL of the girls the fundamentals of the game. kids are not being taught to throw off of their back foot, or instructed how to position themselves for a catch, or square up for a bunt. most of the girls have no idea what they are going to do with the ball once it is hit to them; this is clearly a coaching shortcoming. the coaches tend to only focus on how the pitcher is performing. coach all of the kids damn it!
in contrast, in public schools (at least in my state), they have abandoned ability grouping the students. the misguided theory is that the slow kids will learn more if they are mainstreamed with the bright kids. bull ****. being around a fast student does not accelerate a weak student. but having the material presented to the fast students at a slow pace to accommodate the slow students only causes the advanced students to become average
the point is we need to mainstream the athletes and ability group the students. right now, we have it backwards
i agree with you
as a coach, you tell your kids to always play their best
to always play hard
to never give up on a play
the coach would be a hypocrite to then say "take it easy, don't try your best",
when the kids are winning by a huge margin
I recommend that everybody who sees this "father" in the streets give him a wedgie.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016