Advice re "Daddy Ball" Sept 13, 2015 11:12:54 GMT -6
Post by simpson12 on Sept 13, 2015 11:12:54 GMT -6
This is my sons first year playing football; he is in the 5th grade. When the season started the coach discussed with all of the parents his policies, etc and mentioned there will be no "daddy ball." Well of coarse his son plays and with 4 games into the season it is very obvious "DB" is going on. My son as well as other kids have proven themselves and there has been praise given to me re my son from the coach staff. From the start it was obvious my son and another kid were going to be running backs, but the coaches son was in the mix also. Practices were going great and my son had the plays down pat. One day we arrived to practice early and the coach came up to me and told me he was going to change some things around and for me not to be alarmed. He told me he was going to move my some to the offensive line position because his son could not block as well as my son. I was dumb founded but did not say anything. I watched practice and was honestly upset. After practice and we were in the car my son was upset and felt he must have done something wrong, which I assured him he did not. I told him it is good to learn other positions, etc. I did not tell him my thoughts. They did run my son in the first game and he ran for 46 yards for a TD. Since that first game he has not played the RB position again and they have had 4 games. It is like they are keeping him from making is son look bad. It is so obvious the other coaches and parents have talked to me about it. I have kept my mouth shut and have tried to be positive, but I feel its time to have a heart to heart with the coach. If the coaches son was a stand out player I may feel a little different but the difference between my son and his son is "black and white." I know I should not be upset because my son is playing the whole game, but not the position he should be playing. It is like the coach made a trade off to please us by letting him play the whole game. Any advice would be great.