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by thefranchise
16 Oct 2021 16:05
Forum: The Football Board
Topic: Mini parent-coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Mini parent-coaches

exiledclaseboy wrote:
16 Oct 2021 15:56
thefranchise wrote:
16 Oct 2021 15:54


Well a handful of people here know what I do with junior football in Swansea.

I have dealt with these sort of things for over 10 years. This "coach" wont be changed so you get him out or leave. Anyone that says a 7 year old player will need fitness work needs to get as far away from children as possible.
I completely agree with you. Get him out is preferable to leave though surely?
Speak to the club's safeguarding officer, point them in the direction of the FAW rules for small sided football.
by thefranchise
16 Oct 2021 15:54
Forum: The Football Board
Topic: Mini parent-coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Mini parent-coaches

exiledclaseboy wrote:
16 Oct 2021 15:50
thefranchise wrote:
16 Oct 2021 15:38


I'd leave.
I wouldn’t fancy leaving a group of kids at the mercy of that head coach. He clearly doesn’t understand the ethos of mini football or what coaching kids of that age should be about.
Well a handful of people here know what I do with junior football in Swansea.

I have dealt with these sort of things for over 10 years. This "coach" wont be changed so you get him out or leave. Anyone that says a 7 year old player will need fitness work needs to get as far away from children as possible.
by thefranchise
16 Oct 2021 15:38
Forum: The Football Board
Topic: Mini parent-coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Mini parent-coaches

Sherpa wrote:
16 Oct 2021 15:31
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.
The saga continues.
So, this morning the head coach implemented his plan and put the best players together, leaving one team considerably weaker than the others. The stronger teams won most, but not all of their games, the weaker team didnt win a game.
The head coach actually took the weaker team and coached them through their 4 matches. Afterwards his verdict as to why they didnt win was "Fitness"- So its fitness work for them at Thursday evening training.
I'd leave.
by thefranchise
14 Oct 2021 10:00
Forum: The Football Board
Topic: Mini parent-coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Mini parent-coaches

So for some balance here as this all seems negative.

For every story I hear like this, I see 20 teams doing brilliant things.

Swansea has over 120 teams in the 8s to 11s age group and nearly all of those are run by parents or guardians who put in hours of voluntary work every week often without thanks and are often out of pocket.

On any weekend morning you will see some bad, but you will see a lot of good.

The OP needs to look at their club, being that elite at that age group goes against the whole ethos the FAW wants implemented at grassroots level.
by thefranchise
12 Oct 2021 10:34
Forum: The Football Board
Topic: Mini parent-coaches
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Mini parent-coaches

If any of you are in Swansea, message me.
by thefranchise
12 Oct 2021 09:14
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.
Which teams? If it's Swansea, drop me a message.