I'm not a coach. Although the letter is long, it is spot on. Coaches are under appreciated by a lot of parents, even in Fed elite. It's takes a lot of effort to coach, especially given the lengthy duration of the season. It's worst when you have a few parents of players on the team who never have anything good to say and are always complaining.
So your husband is Jesus friggin Christ himself in skates and a whistle. Okayyyyyy.
Put it a sock in it lady.
Your husband probably stinks as a coach and was asked a thousand times to NOT BRING THAT KID BACK. The kid probably struggled all of last season, because he's simply not good enough. What's worse, the kid probably doesn't work at practice nor try in a game.
But nooooooo, because your husband is a friggin know-it-all and refuses to account for anything other than his own ego, he decided, screw it. I'm super coach, so I'll bring him back, even though the kid is too small, struggles to skate, is scared of contact, and refuses to play D.
Because you know, your husband was a first liner at 'Beer Leaguer U' a lifetime ago, he knows better than everyone else.
Last thing, that "dad" wasn't cursing the kid who is struggling. He was cursing your husband... who's awful. Anyone else with half a brain knows he coaches for the free tuition, and so your bender can play whatever position he wants, start every period, AND get triple shifted.
Oh last thing.... those tourney weekends. Coach ain't heading to the hotel lobby bar for a late night beer with the dads.
Save your sanctimony for Sunday mass. Oh wait, you probably haven't seen a church in years due to all that hockey.
Thanks for that post! It was great and spot on.
All these haters are exactly who you are talking about. Some of these clowns forget, or don't care, that the coaches wife and children can hear them. Yes, there are some coaches out there that have good intentions but should hang it up as it just isn't working. There are also coaches out there that pour what they have into this game and they deserve some respect, even more so during a losing streak.
Good luck coaches wife. It is a long and stressful road but worth the ride.
"Oh my, read this long story about how saintly my husband is." Listen Lady, maybe your husband is a nice guy and maybe he's not. I don't know him or you for that matter. Posting this book about him on here just makes him sound weak and you a bit off. Let your husband take care of his own issues and if word gets back to anyone about this post blame it on the Ambien.
Please...please...please tell me what team this is !
Is this the "New hockey novel for teens & tweens" I've been hearing so much about?
This is so true and happens at every level, with the criticism and commentary usually coming in direct proportion to lack of skating ability and lack of athletic or academic and emotional success in general in the parents. My experience has been the more critical the parents, the poorer the relationship between the parent and child, and the worse the ride home probably is from the rink for everyone in the family. So don’t sweat it too much, I’m sure there are a couple of normal parents on the team.
When did the DBoard become the Dr.Phil listserv? I thought by the title of the post this was actually gonna be something much different but clearly its like when you rented 'Dirty work' on VHS years ago and got home to find it was a crappy Norm McDonald movie.
Jesus christ bring back the guy who thinks Deck hockey should be on LiveBarn rather than this after school special
Sounds like you met the Taylor family
I thought women weren't allowed to post on this board? First we let them drive, then we let them vote and now this!! Unbelievable!!