Why do some of you tolerate playing fields that are left unattended by even the simplest of grounds maintenance, pitching mounds that are nothing more that clumps of dirt, a concrete block planted in the middle of this clump of dirt with a slab of rubber on it, holes in the pitcher’s mound just begging for a lawsuit from ankle and leg injuries, and non-existing drainage? Then there are playing fields that are a constant meeting spot for trouble makers, vandalism, drug activity, and even prostitution.
Why do some of you leave a field after a game and let your players and the spectators on your side of the field leave trash?
Why do you allow your youngster to be on a team coached by a control freak? Coaching by intimidation, fear and the like is not coaching – it’s called bullying.
Why do you tolerate “winning at all costs”. If this is the philosophy of a club that your youngster is going to sign up with, then let that coaching staff say so up front – and who’s playing to win, and who’s not.
Why do some of you people tolerate politics? Politics is a touchy subject to explain to a youngster and sometimes it can get ugly and misunderstood by the young.
Why do some of you have this mindset …” it’s the only game in town.” Is there something in it for the youngster, or you?
Would you allow your youngster to play for a coach that takes exception to private coaching? Some coaches feel threaten by private coaches. If your son/daughter hears from his team’s coach, “it’s my way or the highway, I don’t care what any private coach says,” would you still keep the private coach?