As a father of a young and ambitious player i often find myself paving the way for him along the levels. On this way i have already encountered people who could not or didnt want to see his talent/devotion. Not to big a deal though because he didnt break but only worked harder and harder to get where he wanted to be.
Anyway…im toying with the idea to get him on the best team in the country since they have already said he is welcome there.
But that club is invested with coaches (former pros) and their sons. (which in turn of course is probably the reason that club is the best)
I know this team and most of the players, and of course they earn their spots on the roster. But they also play there like their whole childhood. Its kinda hard to imagine that somebody send one of them down…let alone that the coach would send his own son down. (Im not even sure if i could send my own son down…lol)
Ive read a lot about the sweet postions that are handed out by the coaches to their favorites/sons. In the past i had to explain to my kid why this bad player was on a higher team…which mostly had to do about age. Ive also told him about how to get around it and how to beat it. But once he will be in the best team at the highest level there wont be any workarounds… he will be at the mercy of the coach and his relation with the ballclub…which is my greatest fear. How will i be able to tell him that he will never make that team because the coaches son is the pitcher there…
I am not asking a question here actually because i know there wont be an answer. But i do like some stories about this subject. I am also not bashing any coach because i would also have my favorites on a team and i also wouldnt be happy sending down my own boy.
Its just one of those things i guess…