Posted by Am I missing Something? on March 31, 2017 at 13:51:59:
In Reply to: Re: Coach is Old School posted by Big Daddy on March 31, 2017 at 11:05:47:
: : : : : : : : My daughters coach is insisting that his team all wear the same team shoe and socks. I just spent a grip on flourescent shoe my daughter wanted. What should we do?
: : : : : : : Simple, undermine the coach's authority by not going along with the plan and not buying into the system and just allow your kid to do whatever they want. When your kid doesn't play because she doesn't do what the coach says to do. Then, go meet with the coach and demand a reason why your daughter doesn't play and it will all trace back to the fact that you spent a grip on florescent shoes to make your kid look cool versus allowing your kid to be a team player and follow the coach's wishes because maybe if you are on this team it is a tried and true system that works. But go ahead and do what you want because parent and player happiness is always what is more important than not being apart of a team.
: : : : : : And then you and your daughter can sit down and watch this together. After that, you can make your decision. Thank you by the way. Thank you for being a prime example as to why no one wants to coach any more... Fluorescent shoes... what a joke.
: : : : : : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshSlvGVgTk
: : : : : Why should shoes matter. If the kid can go then my feeling is let them wear the shoes they like.
: : : : The fact that you even say that says enough. Thank god I don't have to coach your kid! She woudln't be playing for me!
: : : Some people don't know that they don't know. To quote Bob Dylan, "The times are Changing" As a high school basketball coach for over 26 years, I find it that we as coaches have to do more parenting to teach student athletes the life lessons that parents neglect to do!
: : We decide on a shoe color, then they kids can get whatever shoe they want as long as it is the agreed color. We do offer a team shoe because you get a good deal on them and they are cheaper, but every kid's foot is different so I am not big on the shoe. just the color so we don't look like a circus out on the court.
: Point taken on ALL accounts.
::: I think the original poster wasn't trying to be anti-team. I think he was being practical. I know if I just bought my daughter a pair of shoes and then we get told by her coach that I need to buy new shoes? I know I couldn't do it. He's asking our advice with that situation. I am surprised a coach is asking to buy matching shoes now. Its too late for a HS coach to be asking and its surprising for a club coach to be asking. Did you expect to need team shoes or was this a surprise? If it was a surprise, then I would simply talk to the coach and let him/her know your situation.
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