That is the conclusion I have come to regarding this football coaching deal. I am being tested and so far I am failing miserably. Some things have been happening and I have been hesitant about speaking up because I have neither the time nor the inclination to become the head coach. That being said some stuff went down on Saturday afternoon that had me clenching and unclenching my fists and that means that I am getting too upset.
In my own defense I am pissed about the head coaches behavior not anything to do with the score of the game or how the boys are playing. This is an instructional league and a third of our team has never played the sport before so taking these guys to the pathetic championship game wasn’t even on my radar. Those kids deserve a chance to learn and play just like the rest of the kids and if someone has a problem with that they should have their child play up a level or not play at all. Oops, I’m speaking to my head coach.
These boys are 9, 10, and 11 and under the current regime if you make a mistake at your position you are removed from the field of play. Hard to learn anything when you’re confused and upset because you already knew you made a mistake now everyone on both sides of the field watched you get punished. There are natural born leaders, learned leaders, and then those that rule by fear and intimidation. In was the latter usually end up in some sort of not so friendly fire situation and that is the point I’m reaching.
I’m going to take a couple days to think my next move through but I am completely twisted up over this whole thing. Its just not worth all of this aggravation. By the way I am purposely leaving out some of the infractions lest this thing takes the worst possible fork in the road and I need to store some details for court.