Discussion in 'Softball Parent Discussions' started by NoMoreDaddyBall, Aug 3, 2020.
How do I access the pool of qualified coaches waiting to volunteer their time year round to a group of families who aren't related to him/her?
Can't wait to see if anyone has an answer. lol
These post kill me...
No daddy ball teams coached primarily by former dad coaches or, newer younger inexperienced coaches....
You want to step up in competition?
Go on down to a team with limited fees and non parent coaches Louisville Lady Sluggers...
Big time travel vs. the best travel teams in the USA. Be prepared to be rostered with 15 to 20 and sit if you cannot break the line up with D or at the plate...
how about mommy ball? Seen this too.
i think its funny because you got daddy ball, parent goggles, helicopter parents and so on.... if there is no dirty laundry to talk about, then it just doesn't get the attention that everyone loves. Everyone loves dirty laundry!
Most of the men that coach don't want a woman coaching.
Not true. I have my daughter who's a former college player as an AC in training as well as a female parent AC in training. I'm hoping that I can pass along the knowledge that I have accumulated over the past 20 years to them so they can carry on the tradition so to speak. I have also worked over the past 2 years with a former college softball player and she is now the HC of our 12u team. And no...they don't have to do things my way, just teach the skills at a high level to develop their players successfully so they can achieve whatever softball dreams they have.
Well, I would say that is not the norm. When I offered to coach first in a pinch I was laughed at. I played softball in college, yes it was DIII but when I offered I was asked if my husband was available. Mind you he quit baseball his freshman year of HS so he could go to Florida on spring break.
What does D3 have anything to do with it? You played fastpitch at a higher level than 99.5% of all male coaches in the country just by playing college ball. Will that make you a good coach in the long run? Maybe; maybe not. But it certainly qualifies you to coach 1st base for a game when the team was in a pinch.
If this is the normal (you being laughed at), I am appalled at such behavior and you should get an apology from those involved. Fact is; in college life there are more and more female coaches than ever before. The sport is producing some very knowledgeable players that are transitioning into fine coaches at all levels. As mentioned by yocoach, not all will make good coaches. I believe it takes more than playing the game. It takes a certain level of maturity as well as experience to gain the respect of other coaches and of the players. That's why a coach in training needs a few years as an assistant. Coaching first base in a game is definitely a first step to make that happen. I hope that staff in question sees their error.
"one bad apple dont ruin the whole bunch girl"
many coaches with half a brain would openly welcome you as a female coach. I think it is needed and super helpful for the girls. If your looking to coach or help coach contact me. We would like to add a female coach to our staff. especially one that has played in college before.
There are plenty of clueless daddy coaches. It’s helpful for our daughters to see, hear and learn from a female that’s been through the gauntlet of the softball world. Both in softball and in life.
Thank you that was my point exactly. People just assume that since I am a woman I don't have the knowledge or experience to help at all. D3 means a didn't get a full-ride or anything to play but I tried out and made the team. The A team at that. This also was 30 years ago a lot has changed.
yes none of my daughter's coaches have ever been a 13-year-old girl! I on the other hand have!
We have a lot of female coaches in our Organization. I currently have a female assistant coach. Female coaches are very valuable to a team or org. Girls will go and talk to a female coach about certain things they will not discuss with male coach. Sometimes those things could be the difference maker in a performance.
I've been looking for a female assistant for months. Can't find one interested
It may be because she feels she may not be given the respect a male coach would. If you find someone interested I would make sure she knows that! I know if I was approached that would be my reservation.
I sent you a personal message on here regarding coaching.