- Dec 5, 2017
The fact that she made the comment about her daughter hitting and yours not would make me leave. That's low class no matter how you look at it.
Agreed. However there are some parents who aren't giving their DD's private lessons, who go into TB, or even recball thinking that the coaches will teach them mechanics. I was one of those parents in the beginning!In most cases the job of a team coach is to help players practice hitting, not teach hitting mechanics.
This is really my bottom line....I might mention something but I'm not pushing anything if you are performing.As noted earlier, the team should mostly help a player practice their hitting, not spend time teaching mechanics to a player who is taking private lessons. As the kids I deal with are all older, every conversation about technique is a two-way conversation. Most any conversation I have with a player about hitting involves a parent when the player is getting outside instruction and/or the parent works with them. I've seen unorthodox mechanics (mostly with stance) in practice that I've asked about, and discovered that the kid is really effective with that particular technique. There's more than one way to put the bat on the ball, and I rarely push advice on a player who is performing well.
Yes, the instruction offered appears sketchy, but what would concern me more would be the coach's reaction and behavior. If your account is what happened, I'd find another team.