Vent Aug 18, 2019 13:17:36 GMT -6 via mobile
Post by Defcord on Aug 18, 2019 13:17:36 GMT -6
I get your point.
It's Friday night. Football game. Your starting qb decides to go see the new Marvel movie instead. Or his brother's bday party. Or take his girlfriend out.
Of course not.
A coach trying to get kids to make good decisions or put his teams welfare in front of his own fleeting personal happiness by going to the skateboard park or playing in a powder puff game sounds like trying to help kids mature.
Everything isn't all roses or even about fleeting happiness. Life is tough, Accidents happen, but the majority of "accidents" are preventable with a little foresight or thought.
I said earlier a coach definitely should be able to set reasonable parameters for times of practice and preparation and competition. During those times kids definitely have to be there and adhere to the coach’s expectations. It’s outside of those times that I think some coaches exercise or try to exercise too much control of kids and their decision making.
There are definitely preventable scenarios. I think coaches should encourage kids to avoid those scenarios. Encourage not ban.
How about this situation? How many coaches do we all know that have DUIs? Way more than should (and for me way more than girls who got hurt playing Powder Puff). DUIs are far more preventable than ACL injuries. If coaches didn’t drink, then there would be no way to get a DUI. Should schools make a blanket rule since some coaches drink and drive and get DUIs that if you want to coach you can no longer drink?