Post by fkaboneyard on Oct 2, 2018 14:07:37 GMT -6
Have a senior that was in the program the last 3 years (always on JV and only got cleanup time). This year he decided he wasn’t going to play and skipped all spring & summer workouts/practices. On the first day of school he showed up with his dad, hat in his hand and asked to be on the team. HC allowed him onto the team. Privately told dad that kid is way behind and his chances of playing were very slim. Dad said he understood, he understands his kid's limitations, thanked the coaches up & down and they left.
The kid has been a scout only player since he got onto the team. He misses practice when he has some kind of choir or drama deal but is mostly there. This past week he was sick Monday & Tuesday, at a choir rehearsal on Wednesday and at walkthrough Thursday. I saw his dad in the parking lot and he apologized to me for the kid not “being at practice but, you know, those things happen. Beside, you guys are probably fine without him. hahaha”.
Friday night game we’re up by 4 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter and I put the kid in at tackle. First play he false starts. Second play he holds – flat out bear hug – negating a big run. Third play he false starts. Fourth play he blocks in the back negating another big run. I hook him.
After the game the father approached me and said, “I can’t believe that.” I said, “Relax, we all have bad days. He’ll get another chance.” Dad instantly lost it and started screaming at me for embarrassing his son by yanking him and he’s going to the administration to get me fired for bullying him. I just got a call from the AD wanting a meeting.
Post by fkaboneyard on Oct 2, 2018 14:47:32 GMT -6
Yeah, I already got a call from the HC telling me he's on it. The AD is actually a good guy and he told the HC he just wants to hear directly from me so that he can tell the admin he spoke to me directly if it makes it that far. Just an example of how crazy some parents are.