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Drinking coach gone too far? What next?

May 24, 2013
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I am amazed at the number of parents on the team who know about it, have issue with it yet never address it and allow it to continue to happen simply because “hey, we’re winning all the tournaments”. There are other teams in town with much better environments, but medals are valued higher than the lessons learned when playing youth sports.
What age group? EDIT: I see now...10U.

Chasing trophies at 10U is the WRONG priority, but it's sounding like quite a few priorities are a mess.
 
Jan 13, 2020
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I’m gonna preface this with the fact that this is not a team that I am on! It’s just a scenario I recently became aware of and I’m interested to see how you all feel it should be handled on all aspects: as a parent, as a coach, as a team parent.

Here’s the situation. Recent weekend tournament, first year 10u team. Girl gets out with a questionable call on base. Frustrations are high of course. She’s upset, returns to the dugout, end of half inning. Shortly thereafter, she comes to her parents visibly upset that a coach in the dugout grabbed her by her arms, shook her and yelled at her for the play. Upon further review, there were other girls in the dugout who gave the same story (they were even questioned separately from one another, stories matched), and coach was drinking. The drinking is a very much known issue that the head coach has never addressed. And by drinking we are talking 6 pack in a cooler in the dugout for practices and taken on the field in a cup during games.

The parents are shocked that it happened to begin with but at a loss as to how to handle it or what is even an appropriate action on both sides.

What say you? What do you think the HC should do in this situation? What should the girl’s parents do? And what is an appropriate response for other parents who are aware of the incident?


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The drinking coach has a disease. I grew up a drunk but fortunately had quit by the time coaching came around.

Head coach and parents need to get help for the drunk! Also they need to get him/her off the field before someone gets hurt even more seriously.
 
Jul 14, 2019
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What is all this"pack up and go" stuff? The coach needs to be the one gone, not the kid. I can't believe this is even a question quite frankly. Are we that soft nowadays that no one will take a stand against a drunk coach? Seriously?
Oh, we are so completely soft! Because you know, they’re winning! Who cares what it takes to get there. HC refuses to address the issue previously and now this has happened. The parents of the one girl who was directly involved are leaving the team, but HC says the players are lying and is holding their fees for the season. I am simply amazed by it all!


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May 6, 2015
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What is all this"pack up and go" stuff? The coach needs to be the one gone, not the kid. I can't believe this is even a question quite frankly. Are we that soft nowadays that no one will take a stand against a drunk coach? Seriously?
I would have no problem standing up, but ultimately it is HCs team. if HC will do nothing, only thing left for parents/players to do is walk
 
Mar 28, 2014
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Oh, we are so completely soft! Because you know, they’re winning! Who cares what it takes to get there. HC refuses to address the issue previously and now this has happened. The parents of the one girl who was directly involved are leaving the team, but HC says the players are lying and is holding their fees for the season. I am simply amazed by it all!


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Time for the police to get involved so the head coach takes it a little more seriously. Oh, and maybe the local newspaper gets a tip..................
 
Jan 13, 2020
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Oh, we are so completely soft! Because you know, they’re winning! Who cares what it takes to get there. HC refuses to address the issue previously and now this has happened. The parents of the one girl who was directly involved are leaving the team, but HC says the players are lying and is holding their fees for the season. I am simply amazed by it all!


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Heard through the grapevine it is easier to get coaches than a group of girls who like playing together. Toss the bums :mad:
 

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