3 strikes and you might be out

Today I'm joining Steph with her Tuesday Tirade. I have a bone to pick with someone.


I've mentioned Little Dude's soccer coach before and the fact that he is a wuss. I would also like to add that he is an inconsiderate jerk. Let me explain...

Two weekends ago I received a phone call from the coach's wife. They weren't able to make the game but she couldn't get a hold of the head of the league. She wasn't sure what to do. I had to be at the field for GG's game anyway so I told her I would Little Dude. If his team showed up, we would figure out how to play. After talking to other parents from the team I learned I was the only to receive such a phone call. Don't you think you should call the whole team if you can't make it to a game?

STRIKE 1

The games this past weekend were phenomenal! GG scored her first goal and Little Dude played the best defense I have ever seen. After Little Dude's game was done, we started to gather our stuff so we could head home. I overheard parents of a boy from Little Dude's team talking about practice time for last night. The time was pushed back 30 minutes. Had I not overheard them, I wouldn't have known because the coach left fast as lightening.

STRIKE 2

Last night Little Dude and I arrived at the practice field at 6:15. We would either be really early or only a tad late. No one from Little Dude's team was there so I assumed we were early. Practice start time came. And went. No one showed. Luckily there was another team practicing and some of the kids were friends of Little Dude. I knew the coach and she was happy to have my boy play with them for a bit. But again, when you cancel something, a phone call to all involved would have been nice.

STRIKE 3


Yes, I will be talking to other parents from our team this weekend. If they confirm yet again that some got phone calls, but others didn't, I'm hunting down the head of the league and raising some hell. Even if other parents don't confirm what I think happened, I still don't like my heart breaking because my child is disappointed.



Until next time....

7 comments:

singedwingangel said...

Wait so the hole point of team sports is to teach them responsibility and workign together and communication. Yet the coaches can't even do it..wth?

Oka said...

that can be the problem with some volunteers...they are giving their time "freely', so they don't think they should have to put much effort into it.

Kmama said...

That is so frustrating and unacceptable!

Our t-ball coach has everyone's cell phone numbers and email addresses and sends out mass texts and emails for EVERYTHING. Both Jdaddy and I get them.

Glamazon said...

Whoa. Yeah, if you are volunteering to coach a team, you need to have your crap together enough to at least contact people about practices and games. I would be upset, too!

Liz said...

That is awful! Sure, it's super aggravating for parents, but it ultimately is such a disappointment to the kids!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

You go Mama! There's no excuse for that. I understand coaching is not easy but if he can't handle it, he shouldn't sign up for it!

Shell said...

How frustrating!