A coach is not just a person who gets on are children to win a game. Not only a person who job is to yell, instruct and encourage the best of are children on the sport at hand.
A coach is a mentor, a parental figure outside of the home.
Someone you can trust, and count on.
The one person that are children will give 100%
effort to blindly and willingly to be in their good graces.
And above all a coach is a pillar of commitment and resposability, and that is what they expect back in return; nothing less!
But what if the child athalete is giving 100% and the coach is not?
What if the child gives his commimnet and keeps his trust but is betrayed by the coach ?
Does this not teach are children they do not need hard work, trust, and honesty.That their word is not needed to be firm and true.And there is no need to be responsible to any one and any commitment.
After all if the coach of all people does not have to why should they?
The reason I bring this up, not to long ago for the 2009/2010 5th grade boys basket ball season we had a coach break this trust with are children.
I will not mention names but all parties know who they are.
It started a feww weeks into practice. the coach stated to miss at least one day a week,and when he did only a third of the time someone came in to replace him.
Now so far not to bad maybe he was busy, or had a emergancy and he was to busy to contact the parents and let know what was going on and why.
Now as time went on more than half way through the regular season games the coach did a no show to the game and parents had to try to coach them through, now this time getting a little more upseting mainly because no calls were made or reason to be made why.
Now for the icing on the cake, are children were in tournaments at Sandy Valley Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The coach showed up Friday night,but Saturday and Sunday was not to be seen.
Not one call to any parent or child on why, or what was to happen.Nothing he left those children who depended on him and trusted him out in the cold.
He broke the bond with these children and gave them some of the most negative life lessons they could learn from a coach.
No trust, no honesty, no commitment and no need to be responsable to anyone.
He showed them he did not care for what they did for him "time wasted in a childs mind"
The children were fourtunate they had a parent of a player who is a coach in high school and he coached them through with not a word asked of him to do so, he was as much in the dark on the phantom coach as the rest.
I say thank you to him with gratitude for even though they were not his direct team he still kept what it meant to be a coach to them, he kept the commiment and the trust for the School system.
As far as the phantom coach, it has been three weeks and still no call, even at the worst of times you still had a comitment to those children, a little comunication would of went a long way.
If anything else before you should ever be permitted to coach in Minerva again, you need to apologize to your 5th grade team, you sir owe them a explanation .
opinion of most if not all the 5th grade boys basketball team