Tracey had two basketball games this week. They won the first one 58-47 and then they squeaked out a win last night 33-32. Tracey scored 6 points the first night and then 8 points last night.
After being a coach I know about having to deal with parents who complain when their child doesn't get enough playing time. I told myself I wouldn't become one of those parents, and I haven't been in all the years Tracey's been playing. I've kept my mouth shut and haven't complained. Until last night. Her coach took her out with 13 minutes to go and NEVER put her back in. She was doing great, there was no reason to take her out. I was so frustrated with the coach.
On the way home we discussed the game and I talked to T about keeping a positive attitude and not letting this affect future practices and games. I told her to work hard in practice and prove to the coaches that she deserves to be a starter.
It was a new experience for me. I also need to maintain a positive attitude and set a good example. I don't want to be one of those parents who constantly bash the coach and the other players and I want Tracey to see good character displayed in me.
I am also giving the coach the benefit of the doubt because it's her husband that is their actual coach but he's been working nights this week and couldn't make the games. Hopefully things will improve when his shift changes. The season has only just started, we've got about 10 more games to go.