Marriard, I'm sure you see a lot of this. Does it ever come up in conversation with your fellow umpires about what can be done about clowns like this?Many parents are insane. They ignore all sorts of things based on reputation/past results/pride/bragging rights, etc, etc. It is amazing what they can justify away.
I know who you are talking about, and that coach isn't even close to being the worse out there. Which is tremendously sad when you think about it.
In the end, parents GENERALLY do what they think is best for their kid - whether that is actually a good decision or not.
Unless they actually break the rules there is nothing we can/should do during a game. It is not our role - they can coach however they like. We certainly do discuss them - most umpire rooms are a bunch of old gossips.Marriard, I'm sure you see a lot of this. Does it ever come up in conversation with your fellow umpires about what can be done about clowns like this?
Our org has strict behavior rules for our coaches. And our teams tend to be on the 'A' side of travel - so we are in a position to keep coaches like this out because our coaches have been around long enough to establish a reputation. We have turned away various coaches who wanted to be part of our org in the past. It has short-term occasionally lost us some players and even a full team or two who went to another org because Coach A$$ went there after we said 'no', but long term it has been beneficial to our rep.Or any other DFP'ers in charge of leagues or tournaments, do you spend more time on addressing or preventing coaches' bad behaviors?
Any passerby who speaks up while a "coach" is going profanely nuts-o on his team could be putting themselves in a dangerous situation.
For many of these coaches, that is generally BS as well. The best players often had scholarships or were close to committing BEFORE they get with these coaches. Coaches building their rep on players someone else developed or from just recruiting massive talent.The coach RollingHard is referring to has a tremendous amount of players earn college scholarships. I think that's why parents put up with it. Prestige of the name of the org and chasing schollies.