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heelspider t1_j9gmrlk wrote

Is there a place that suffers from too many parents wanting to be coaches?


IronSavage3 t1_j9jqkwc wrote

In a lot of places there isn’t a sufficient infrastructure in place to solicit then vet potential volunteers who don’t have kids participating in the league. Almost every coach I’ve had in every sport until high school was someone’s dad who volunteered. The exceptions were younger parents who lived near my school and knew they’d be sending their kids there when they were old enough so they volunteered early to get some experience before their own kids came through.


oatmeal28 t1_j9ik60o wrote

Turning up the passive aggressiveness to a solid 10


bjbfhss_83 t1_j9hloq1 wrote

When I was in Little League in the mid 90’s we had a female coach. Nobody cares.


x5736gh t1_j9gu846 wrote

I had multiple female little league coaches in the early 90s


Sokkumboppaz t1_j9karqz wrote

I had multiple female coaches across multiple sports (soccer, baseball, swimming, basketball, track/xc, volleyball, rugby) from the early 2000s into the mid 2010s even in high school. I don’t think anyone had complaints about them being female as long as they were good coaches


LikeFarOutScoob t1_j9jx8tv wrote

This woman has clearly never seen a movie. All she needs to do is be a drunken car crash of a human being, get in a bit of trouble with the law, and she'll get her very own court appointment team of guarded but lovable misfits who will teach her how to become a better version of herself.


cosmicdave86 t1_j9j4yg9 wrote

The 80s called, they want your social injustice back.


lucky_leftie t1_j9ja0yc wrote

Written by a person with no kids and who doesn’t go to little league games. We definitely had a mixture. It wasn’t 50/50 it was more like 20/80. But maybe. Just maybe. They don’t want to coach. They are always asking for volunteers where I live so wtf are they on about


getoffredditandstudy t1_j9kadcx wrote

The article explicitly states they have kids and are a parent to a little leaguer. Not sure if you were talking about yourself or the article


lucky_leftie t1_j9kdjd4 wrote

Wow. They said they do so that must be true! No one ever lies to try and prove a point!


getoffredditandstudy t1_j9kdpd8 wrote

You literally just did that


lucky_leftie t1_j9kdylm wrote

I lied by saying what? Did I claim to be going to little league games? Or are you just stupid and have 0 reading comprehension.


selfiecritic t1_j9mh37y wrote

Bruh you need to be more ok when being wrong. Delivered a good take then once presented info that directly differed to something you stated you doubled down. It’s ok to be wrong about that detail. Doesn’t ruin your good point prior


lucky_leftie t1_j9mjf3o wrote

I’m willing to accept being wrong. But not over some ignorant bullshit a “journalist” wrote. Is it possible their little league doesnt have women coaches? Yes. But when it’s your job to write about something. You should actually look into it instead of being disingenuous to prove a point.


imJGott t1_j9ir7ev wrote

Here we go again!


LAsDad t1_j9kgl1w wrote

I mean, huh? My kid is in tee ball, basketball, and soccer and 2/3 are female coaches. I didn't even realize I was supposed to be opposed to it! Oops.


TheFoxandTheSandor t1_j9i9qrb wrote

My mom was the only female coach I ever had growing up and I thought she was so badass in the late 80’s to be the only lady coach out there.


igonnawrecku_VGC t1_j9hn3qh wrote

The best coach I ever had in little league was female. I had her for six seasons. As long as a coach above the single A level knows what they’re doing, I really don’t care who they are


morosco t1_j9jyn75 wrote

I believe that women should have equal opportunities to harass and threaten teenage umpires.


erbkeb t1_j9k6k78 wrote

Oh you think that was a ball!? I’m going to show you what balls actually look like!!!!


Balls_DeepinReality t1_j9jg65t wrote

It’s paywalled. I’m not gonna deal with that shit.

But as someone pointed out she’s not a parent, and parents tend to volunteer for those roles.

You can’t argue with free. Pun intended.


BlankVerse OP t1_j9k8z8k wrote

If you want to learn how to circumvent a paywall, see > Or, if it's a website that you regularly read, you should think about subscribing to the website.


Balls_DeepinReality t1_j9kvdig wrote

This is a global website, not one just used by Americans.

Did you write the article? Because that’s super shilly.

If they want paid they can use the ad money, because there’s about a million just navigating to it from incognito.


BlankVerse OP t1_j9kw6cm wrote

You've wasted way more time writing that comment that it would have taken to get around the paywall you complained about.


getoffredditandstudy t1_j9kaq4x wrote

She is a parent and one of them is a little leaguer


Balls_DeepinReality t1_j9kweso wrote

She volunteered as a “scorekeeper”?

”The only mom mentioned in the email had “graciously volunteered” as “team parent,” a thankless administrative role that’s important, but nothing like participating in a coaching role.”

So the only woman that was included in the story, was treated not only as an equal, but also volunteered.

The only person diminishing that achievement is this writer.

Personally I’ve got no issue with anyone making the experience a child has a better one. This is not a step towards that.


getoffredditandstudy t1_j9lbsib wrote

I think her points were silly sometimes, particularly that if the environment itself makes you uncomfortable why do you feel like you are owed the job or why would you make the kids games about yourself, it also doesn’t seem like she has baseball experience, but she is a parent just pointing that out


Balls_DeepinReality t1_j9llnz5 wrote

It’s totally understandable that some of those groups have a heavy male presence, that’s not unheard of and I’m sure lots of them are still “boys clubs”.

With a little deduction it sounds like the writer signed up late to the league, and instead of giving pats on the back (for the only email provided, that was worded very inclusively), they chose to have a pissy attitude instead of creating a positive experience.

Now I’ll acknowledge I can’t say for a fact they didn’t try, or won’t, but what a shit ass viewpoint to start at.


dojarelius t1_j9k6qbd wrote

Our league is desperate for coaches especially in the lower leagues. Same with soccer


mtb443 t1_j9kwodn wrote

Half of my youth coaches were moms in the 90s. This is some weird victim fetish.


Mp32pingi25 t1_j9gkut8 wrote

Pay wall, but I read I little bit before I block me out. And from what I saw. No I don’t care if the coach is a gal. As long as she knows the game and the fundamentals. Plus I think lady’s are better teachers in general than males.