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by WalterBoyd
13 Oct 2021 23:08
Forum: The Football Board
Topic: Mini parent-coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Mini parent-coaches

waynekerr55 wrote:
13 Oct 2021 21:43
Dr. Winston wrote:
11 Oct 2021 20:40
Unfortunately the head coach seems like one of those types who thinks that u8's football is about winning rather than making sure the kids are all having fun and developing their skills. There are far, far too many of them about.
If I could like this post a million times I would. I've only just got my boy into attending sessions on a Saturday morning (he's 6) and he's enjoying it (to be fair Darren Ward the coach is brilliant with the kids).

I've seen and heard some right horror stories.
Really hope you are still positive about kids football 3 or 4 years down the line, when he will be all of 9 or 10.

Rollercoaster, buckle yourself in.
by WalterBoyd
13 Oct 2021 00:06
Forum: The Football Board
Topic: Mini parent-coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Mini parent-coaches

I have to disagree with alot that has been said above.

Team A- the 'best'
Team B- ' not so good'

If a coach of team A wants all the best players, primadonnas, pressure, dads screaming on touchline, winning is everything, my son will be the next ? Then let them have it.

Coach and players in Team B, more fun, winning isn't everything, just do your best, less pressure, get the ball passed to them, feel involved.

More importantly, players in team B, can grow and improve far more, than if stuck with 3 superstars in team, they wouldn't pass, the tuts and sighs from other parents would kill confidence, but play with others still needing time to grow and improve and gain greater confidence, more equal, not spend most of time on bench.

I have had kids in both- the best A team, the not so good B team. Won lots of trophies in A and trials etc. BUT

Lots of fun in team B and seen some great OakTrees grow from acorns, who are still playing as adults, when many players from team A are frazzled, burnt out, didn't make a living from football ( their dad thought they would ), so packed it in .

The pressure so many fathers put on their kids is bonkers.

Usually worse if only have 1 son, or the first born is a boy. More chilled when have 5 sons lol

Been there, seen it....really crazy.

If the dad of player in Team A wants him to play with his mates who are in Team B, then why not drop down to team B?

Never seen it happen yet. Which dispels the playing with best friend bollox is most important.
by WalterBoyd
11 Oct 2021 20:52
Forum: The Football Board
Topic: Mini parent-coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Mini parent-coaches

Sherpa wrote:
11 Oct 2021 17:22
Would welcome the views of anyone involved in mini football

My lad plays minis U8s, and I help coach. We have enough players to run several teams at this age group. The usual mix of outstanding, average and struggling with the basics kids.

The "head coach" has decided he wants the best players (of which my lad is one) all playing together in the same team.

This would mean i wouldn't get to coach him, and as i will be needed to coach one of the other teams most weeks I won't even see him play.

I think its wrong- I've been told to wind my neck in.

My son wants his dad watching him, so it will likely mean I stop coaching.
You have to either stop coaching and watch your son or be an assistant coach in his team. Sounds like the head coach probably already has an assistant, but over time with holidays, illness, referee needed you may still get called upon to help out in your sons team.

Lifes too short for you to coach another team and not see your son play.