Anyone ever coach and or ref yth sports?

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  1. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i've coached for 10yrs, thinking about reffing.
    any experiences?
     
  2. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

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    I coached and reffed Softball. You have to be a thick skinned mother fucker to ref. I almost beat some ass a couple of times and decided it wasn't for me. I coached my daughters all the way through high school.
     
  3. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Chuck did

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  4. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i hear ya, i've seen some nutty insane parents the past 10yrs going apeshit on refs.
     
  5. Atomic Wedgie

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    I reffed soccer for a year......worst experience of my life.
     
  6. Husker Riley

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    Coached my kids baseball once...The parents are such assholes cause their little bastard, worthless, no talent kids didn't get enough playing time!
     
  7. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    what age group & why?
     
  8. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian 2010 OG VIP Gold

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    I was a Girl Scout Troop leader
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    ya, playing time is the biggest bitch from parents & then they want to win also which can't happen with everyone playing equal.
     
  10. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    did all the moms bombard you with ideas?
     
  11. squirrelnuts

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    Yeah. It's not the kids so much as the parents. Every parent thinks their kid's the next Gretzky / Pele / Senna and they can do no wrong. Sad when a ten year old is more rational than his 40 year old dad. When you add money into the equation (motorsports) it gets worse. Way worse.
     
  12. Donkeyboy2190

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    Reffed youth B-Ball for years. The parents are the absolute worst. The kids just want to play and have fun. Every now and then a coach is an ass but hand down, the parents suck
     
  13. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i can imagine motorports with that investment being tough.
    i've seen some kids totally embarrassed by their parents during games & its painful to watch...feel bad for the kid.
     
  14. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian 2010 OG VIP Gold

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    no, they were so happy to get rid of their daughter for a few hours they didn't give a shit what we did :jj:
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    thats what i remember when mine was a brownie:cheer:
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    as a soccer coach one game, we were killing the opponents, so i put all our best scorers on defense, worked on passing & gave the lessor players a chance to score, etc. one dad yelled at his player (who scored a few goals early) all game to keep the ball no matter what & take it up to score more.
    as soon as the game ended, he marched his ass across the field to me & said my gameplan & tactics sucked & we should have scored more. the score was 12-0. he grabbed his embarrassed player & stormed off the field.
     
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    managed baseball and umpired for years....i had a good time doing it

    stopped because of work

    but oddly have not returned since i retired
     
  18. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    you should get back into it, i bet it would be alot of fun with your perspective & lack of work stress.
     
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    I believe Shiv does or did. If those parents only knew. :facepalm:
     
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    id really like to coach a pop warner football team, but those spots are hard to break into