OK, here I am and I feel like a witch because I have not offered up any advice in this thread, yet an here to ask for some.
What a loser.
Anyway, I know the mods and writers have to be sick of hearing me yammer on, so I thought I'd spread the wealth and come to you folks for advice
I'll try to keep the back story short: ****just finished typing and it's longer than I thought... sorry ****
8th grade daughter tries out for and makes the first ever high school JV soccer team (we just live in a football/baseball place) One of only two 8th graders to make it... both girls ...Many of her soccer friends try out too. Her boyfriend makes the JV team as goalie. two other friends make the team and yet two more who are make the varsity team.
coach then takes boyfriend/goalie to play in 3 varsity games against teams that have no JV (one was a scrimmage, the other was the same school twice) He kicks butt, is written up in the paper as the wonderful new goalie (even though they lost all games) and the coach takes him to Varsity as he's a damn good goalie. No one is surprised, but the coach doesn't make it official until Wednesday so there has been so real goalie training going on. First game was Thursday.
Sooooooo, I get to the game and boyfriends mom is pulling up asking if I'd heard the news...
The coach tells the kids ON THE BUS that he is pulling FIVE Varsity players to JV. This leaves the Varsity (who have won TWO games in SEVEN years) with ONE sub. It gives the JV team that already had 4 subs NINE extra kids.
Now this pisses me off for all the kids across the board. I will complain about the fact that my 8th grade daughter who was supposed to start wound up with 15 minutes of play time. I was already pissed because she has been a right wing for 6 seasons in the rec league, was the highest scorer on her team and had numerous assists but he plays her at Midfield. Then last night when he puts her in he puts her in defense. He said she had the speed to go after the kids who were getting past the other defense players. Whatever, if she was up front or at mid they wouldn't get back there :rolleyes
Anyway my daughter doesn't want me to say anything because "he's the coach and she'll do whatever needs to be done" and "I'm only in 8th grade, so it's expected that I sit a lot to pay my dues". OK, good kid, but mom is still pissed. THEN I hear they my be bringing in another 9th grader to play. He didn't go to try outs, has never been to a practice and they are going to let him join? WTF?
Do I say something to the coach against my daughters wishes? Don't the parents deserve something here? God, they all got sweatshirts with the logo, their names AND THEIR NUMBERS on them... one of the Varsity 10th graders that moved down has my daughters number and wants it back! Uhg... I think I'm irrational.
Any coaches out there dealt with freak moms before? Any advice from any of you???