How bad are athlete's parents?

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  1. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Bishop Garrigan boys basketball last year. Dr. Condoleon was fired and the AD's younger brother (who I believe was either the JV or freshman team coach) took over.

    Condoleon pulled his kids from BG and moved them over to Algona if I remember right.

    Problem is...they started the same kids at the Well as they did all season according to QuikStats. I'd have to ask my folks who the rumored problem parent was.
     
  2. LindenCy

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    Because they are trying to live vicariously through their kids' lives because they ended up as disappointing losers?
     
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  3. BCClone

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    Since you mentioned it, info I got came from one of the first hand sources. Not all his kids transferred.
     
  4. KnappShack

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    When I read threads like this I realize I won't be the worst parent out there

    Which is nice....
     
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  5. MuskieCy

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    Less than 40% of basketball officials get past year 3, the #1 reason being abusive spectators/coaches. We all start doing kiddie ball and move up with experience.

    I survived because I was 48 when I started. I was mentally equipped to deal with the douchery. Kids in their early 20's aren't. My son is the perfect example.
     
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  6. BigBake

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    There are bad parents.

    There are bad coaches.

    No one is perfect or above selfish motivations.
     
  7. BryceC

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    I will say this - I live in Ankeny and I was really concerned about parents even for rec leagues. I've had a great experience with parents. Never had one issue. Every year I've been praised universally by parents for coaching baseball and let me assure you I was the worst baseball player on my team every dang year growing up. Some of it is on the coaches too - I communicate exactly what I'm going to be doing every year with our open time. I'll take suggestions and help but that's it. If parents want to directly contradict what I'm trying to do at that point, I'll offer to let them coach the team.
     
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  8. AgronAlum

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    We’ll see what happens. They’ve had two practices and neither of those kids or dads were at practice number two. I can see those two as someone who would pull their kid off a team for a 2nd grade volunteer coach in a league where they were hard up for coaches.
     
  9. BCClone

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    You can generally guess that they are hawk fans also.
     
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  10. CoachHines3

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    parents give me sh*t i cut them in half with my whistle.
     
  11. mramseyISU

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    I've been helping coach travel baseball for a few years now. I think this is the start of year 4 and the only kids we've cut is because their parents are delusional. Granted we're a middle of the road team but it's more fun for the kids when little Enos's dad is constantly yelling at the umpire because his kid can't tell the difference between a ball and a strike after 3 years.
     
  12. NickTheGreat

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    Sometimes I think that they should abolish youth sports. And I'm only partially joking.
     
  13. Malty Flannel

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    Am I the only one that would find satisfaction in telling parents to stick their complaints up their own ass and either let me do my job, or transfer their kid to a different school?
     
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  14. Doc

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    Athlete's parents are getting a bad rap. Let's be real here -- the majority of parents are ********, whether their kids are athletes or not. They have an evolutionary preference for their own, even if their spawn are dumbshits.
     
  15. simply1

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    Weird editing. It feels like there’s a missing paragraph or two.
     
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  18. simply1

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    I use Swype, not too concerned about whether it places the apostrophe appropriately.

    You can Google your grandkids to find out what Swype is though, if you want.
     
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    Did the father get awarded any points for the takedown?
     
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  20. simply1

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    Was it wrestling or football or mma
     

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