First of all, let me start out by saying, I love coaches. Coaches help coach us into doing a sport better. The problem is some coaches think that an 8th grade sports team is an all-star sports team. Right now I have a great coach, but in previous years.... not so much.
I have had so many coaches who make such big deals out of you not passing the ball to another person when you should of... COME on?! This is a middle school team. Who on earth cares of someone made a mistake?!? Life goes on! It gets me so mad when a coach makes a player on their team cry. Over WHAT? No offense to whoever sees the good in the coaches plan, (which personally I think is just embarrassing someone) but I think it is a total waste of time. I know that the coach thinks by yelling at someone it is going to make them a play better. Actually, most of the time it makes them worse. Why? Because when that kid feels the embarrassment of being yelled at and they are not going to want to play, which equals playing worse (Personal Experience). Also, when that kid thinks back to their sport life yester-years they are going to remember their coach yelling at them for a simple reason that DOES NOT MATTER.
When you play on a team it is suppose to be fun, right? That’s what I thought. The one thing I truly hate is when a coach throws you in a play that you have never learned how to play before and expects you to know what you are doing. Then if you ask what to do they get mad and yell at you.
I am sorry if you think I am being too hard. It is just my opinion. I thank my coach so much for being a nice and fair coach. She really doesn’t care if you are good at playing b-ball or not. She doesn't care if we win or not. She just cares about if we try to play the game. I remember one time, a couple of years ago, I was playing a game of dreaded soccer and the coach started yelling at me because I didn't run after the ball quick enough. I don't like soccer. I don't like getting knocked down over a soccer ball. –Cheesy pun-line alert- It doesn't matter if we lose or win, it’s all about having fun... I told you it was cheesy, but it is so true. Whenever I have fun, like today, I play a million times better than normal. My coach congratulated Dani and I for actually making a true attempt to get the ball (Which is a once in a life time experience). I really like basketball. It is fun!
I don't know if I am over exaggerating or not. I just know it wasn’t a good experience having a tough coach.
What do you think about tough coaches? Have you ever had any experiences like these?