Let The Coaches Coach
Start writing a post
Sports

Let The Coaches Coach

Coaches coach, players play, and fans cheer on their friends and family.

163
Let The Coaches Coach
Shopping 111

I may step on some toes here, but I feel like this needs to be said. When I played sports in school, I had to put up with the people in the stands (mostly my mom) yelling at me to “Shoot it!” or “Drive!” or whatever else they wanted to instruct me or the rest of my team to do. Newsflash, you guys aren’t the coach.

The man or woman that spends hours every week with your child and his/her teammates on the court teaching them how to become better players and an overall better team is the coach. Coaches must go through schooling for their degree just like most of you people in the stands, so let them do their job. A lot of coaches even take extra time to work with your child and help them improve, so I think that it is rather disrespectful to the coach when everyone in the stands yells at the players to do something when the coach has told them otherwise. ALSO, I don’t think parents understand that coaches spend even extra HOURS watching game film over and over and coming up with more plays. Coaches are some of the most committed people I know: they’re committed to working very hard in order to make your children better athletes mentally and physically. They want to win, so they do everything in their power to create a team that plays together and plays hard and plays to win. Please let them do their job, and you guys just sit back and enjoy the game.

Every athlete, no matter what sport, has a specific role, and most coaches tell each and every player what is expected of them during the season. Everybody’s roles are different, too. Parents and fans, you don’t get to determine what your child does and does not do on the court; that is the coach’s job, and he/she gives each player specific roles for the well-being of the team, not because he/she is picking favorites. I don’t think you guys understand that it’s frustrating and confusing for your children when their coach tells them one thing, but you insist on them doing something else. Sports are about teamwork, not about “I want my child to be the all-star.” If you’re in the stands, your role is to let the coach do his/her job, let the players play the game, and sit back knowing that your children are playing the game they love with some of their best friends.

Being a part of a team is a commitment, too. Your child has the responsibility of showing up to practice and staying in practice. The coach has the right to bench any player who doesn't show up, doesn't care, and doesn't work hard. It takes everyone to make a team successful. So, if your child misses practice half the time without a doctor's note or some legitimate excuse, stay out of the coach's office ranting because your child got benched. Playing time is earned, not just handed out.

As fans in the stands, your role is just that--a fan. Cheer on your friends or your children and be proud of them, while letting the coaches do their job.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
writing on a page with a hand holding a pen as if the person is beginning to write something
c1.staticflickr.com

Looking for some inspiration to kick off your Monday? Check out these articles by our talented team of response writers! From poetry to tips for manifesting your dream life, there's something for everyone.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Exploring the Superbowl's Historic 50 Year Legacy!

Building up to next Sunday

1773
football game
astros / Flickr


The Superbowl is the biggest football event of the year, and the 50-year history of the competition has seen a lot of memorable moments. The event first began in 1967, when the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game was played in Los Angeles. Since then, the NFL has grown from a small regional competition to an international phenomenon. Over the course of the last 50 years, the Superbowl has seen some amazing plays, memorable moments and incredible records. This includes Tom Brady's record of five Superbowl titles, the first time the Patriots won three consecutive championships, and the Steelers' record of six Superbowl titles. The event has also become a cultural phenomenon, with millions of people tuning in each year to watch the big game. There are now commercials, halftime shows, and other events that make the Superbowl a true American spectacle.

Keep Reading... Show less
11 Genres Of Music That Originated From Black Culture

Numbers don't lie, up in the charts many times, black culture has defined the music industry. Music is a worldly language that can be understood by people all over the world. You bet black culture has taken over the music industry, but not from the way you may think. I'm not talking about their prominent presence in the rap game, but the origins of eleven different genres of music. Black culture is always using their heritage and ancestral knowledge to transmute the current energy to a higher frequency. Personally, I'm not surprised that many of these music genres have originated from black culture. Thankfully, I've been able to grow up in a diverse environment. I can only thrive in a diversity of friends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Influence Of Music

Music is more than just instruments and vocals.

2101
Elyse Music

Music is a powerful concept all on its own. There’s something alluring about being able to cut out the rest of the world, and surrounding yourself with harmonious sounds that synthesize together in a pleasant manner.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Grammy Awards Celebrate Music History tonight

This years nominations has some surprises

3151
Grammy award
Flickr

The Grammy Awards have long been an iconic symbol of celebrating musical artistry. Since their inception in 1959, the awards have celebrated the remarkable achievements of some of the biggest names in the music industry. From the Beatles to Beyonce, the Grammy Awards have provided a platform to recognize the extraordinary talent of musicians throughout the decades. Not only has the ceremony itself become a cultural staple, but the awards are also seen as a sign of excellence in the music industry. They commemorate the dedication and hard work that musicians put into their craft, and are a reminder of the influence and power that great music can have on people's lives.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments