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Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

anon
Hockey Hack
If the last competitive hockey game you played was when you were the same age as the players you are coaching, you just may be a Daddy Coach.

If your pre-game warm up drills consist of two players in motion and 13 standing around, you could be a Daddy Coach.

If you are unable to demonstrate the skating drills and edge work you are asking of your players, you're probably a Daddy Coach.

If you find yourself so caught up in the action of the hockey game that your over extended shifts regularly result in goals against, you're most likely a Daddy Coach.

If your coaching vocabulary primarily consists of phrases like "skate, skate, skate", and "pass, pass, pass," and "shoot, shoot, shoot", you are a Daddy Coach.

If you look forward to the team lunch at the local Italian joint in between tournament games and then surprised that your team's play was flat and lethargic, you're definitely a Daddy Coach.

If you are doing the same five drills at the end of the season as you did at the beginning of the season, you're a lazy Daddy Coach.

If you have not had a one-on-one mid-season meeting or provided any meaningful feedback to each individual player on what they need to specifically work on to improve, you're a clueless Daddy Coach.

If you rely on the individual skills of a few impact players to win games during the season, and can't understand why your team does not improve year after year, you're an ignorant Daddy Coach.

If you realize after coaching the same players for several years that they are not really developing and the team is not advancing, but you're reluctant to step down because next year is your free ride to the "big tournament", you are the MacDaddy of Daddy Coaches.


If you took the time to type this entire post you are definitely a parent who is afraid of their own shadow, never put on skates and kisses the Daddy Coach' a$$.
Go get your shine-box loser.


Congratulations on your ability to read all those words. So now do your team and their parents a favor and step down so the kids have a chance to enjoy playing some hockey this season. It will give you more time to crush some Gansets and watch sports center with your high school buddies.

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

anon
Hockey Hack
If the last competitive hockey game you played was when you were the same age as the players you are coaching, you just may be a Daddy Coach.

If your pre-game warm up drills consist of two players in motion and 13 standing around, you could be a Daddy Coach.

If you are unable to demonstrate the skating drills and edge work you are asking of your players, you're probably a Daddy Coach.

If you find yourself so caught up in the action of the hockey game that your over extended shifts regularly result in goals against, you're most likely a Daddy Coach.

If your coaching vocabulary primarily consists of phrases like "skate, skate, skate", and "pass, pass, pass," and "shoot, shoot, shoot", you are a Daddy Coach.

If you look forward to the team lunch at the local Italian joint in between tournament games and then surprised that your team's play was flat and lethargic, you're definitely a Daddy Coach.

If you are doing the same five drills at the end of the season as you did at the beginning of the season, you're a lazy Daddy Coach.

If you have not had a one-on-one mid-season meeting or provided any meaningful feedback to each individual player on what they need to specifically work on to improve, you're a clueless Daddy Coach.

If you rely on the individual skills of a few impact players to win games during the season, and can't understand why your team does not improve year after year, you're an ignorant Daddy Coach.

If you realize after coaching the same players for several years that they are not really developing and the team is not advancing, but you're reluctant to step down because next year is your free ride to the "big tournament", you are the MacDaddy of Daddy Coaches.


If you took the time to type this entire post you are definitely a parent who is afraid of their own shadow, never put on skates and kisses the Daddy Coach' a$$.
Go get your shine-box loser.


Ahhhhhh, another daddy coach with hurt feelings cuz the words ring true. Just embrace the truth pal.

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

Exactly what instrument did you play in your high school band?

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

Most daddy coaches are in it for their kids. Very few actually can coach the game and care about every player on the team. Good daddy coaches are in a no-win situation. If they actually coach the kids parents only see them as a parent vs a coach. Unfortunately favoritism to the coaches kid, who is usually one of the worst players on the team, runs rampant through the Boston hockey scene.

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

The daddy coaches always blame it on the parents

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

The daddy coaches always blame it on the parents

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

Love this debate.I am a coach with a kid on the team and my wife is a school teacher.We are the most blamed people on earth.

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

Let's get the violin out. Question is, are you a real coach or not? Is your kid the worst player on the team or the best? Do you treat him the same way as others? Would he legitimately make the team if you weren't coaching? Do you select his friends or kids he likes, or parents kids who you coach or drink with over new kids? Do you really develop hockey players or open a door? Have you progressed players to a higher level from the one you're currently coaching at?

Sounds like you're a typical daddy Coach.

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

i am curious to know if half of the whiners on this board actually do anything besides complain anonymously or do you actually try and do something about it? If you know your kid is playing for a daddy coach why do you stay? There are about 50 organizations in the greater Boston area. surly there are enough spots on tier one white rosters for your benders.

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

I'll say it again, since somebody else just brought it up: don't complain about the coach that you chose. Do a better job of finding a coach that you like next year. Do your due diligence, even if it means having some difficult, man-to-man (not email) conversations. Do what's right for your kid, don't just settle then come on here knocking guys that are giving up a significant amount of their time to coach.

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

Can anyone give an organization that has a coach that:
Is not a dad of a kid on the team?
Plans out the year with goals and objectives?
Builds practice plans centered around improving the team?
Helps develop bottom third?
Balances wins/loss with opportunities for the kids to build confidence?

Love to hear the organization that has that coach.

Re: Are you a real Coach or a Daddy Coach?

Anon
Let's get the violin out. Question is, are you a real coach or not? Is your kid the worst player on the team or the best? Do you treat him the same way as others? Would he legitimately make the team if you weren't coaching? Do you select his friends or kids he likes, or parents kids who you coach or drink with over new kids? Do you really develop hockey players or open a door? Have you progressed players to a higher level from the one you're currently coaching at?

Sounds like you're a typical daddy Coach.

1.Real coach 2.My son is the best on the team 3. harder on him than most 4.Yes
5.No 6.Develop 7.Yes...so GFY Dad!