I was talking to a friend this morning over coffee who mentioned that someone at their job has terrible coping skills. Whenever there seems to be an issue in the front office this individual tends to break down and can’t get anything done. Right away I thought to how I cope with situations at school with my team. Dealing with 15 players from different backgrounds and different situations we seem to have at least one issue per day. I will say this, as I go on in the coaching profession, I tend to get better at dealing with these types of issues. I believe it was Fran Fraschilla of ESPN who once tweeted on Twitter that coaches just don’t coach, they have to manage things outside of the game (or something along those lines).
How you cope with issues is key to your success. Some people are better at it than others. Some have different approaches than others.
The Boston Herald on a former Little League coach who is accused of making death threats.
David Barry, 41, of Bridgewater is accused of “continually” making menacing phone calls to Kurt and Kelley Dahlgren between October 2008 and June, according to court records.
Barry “would call late hours of the evening, waking up the kids, breathing on the telephone, saying my wife’s name and saying, ‘Die,’ ” according to a complaint Dahlgren filed in Brockton District Court.
Last week from the Boston Globe I posted a story about a coach and a parent getting into a fight because the kid was late to practice; the father wanted to take the blame…well here’s more on the disturbing issue.
Reynolds told the 12-year-old boy to run laps as a consequence. In his statement to police, VonKahle, 48, said he responded to Reynolds by saying, “If anybody needs to run laps, it should be you, you fat [expletive].”
VonKahle said he made his remarks in a joking manner, but Reynolds, in his statement to police, said the parent continually taunted him. About three minutes later, as VonKahle sat in the bleachers with several other adults, Reynolds approached and asked if they could talk.
You know they say the kids are ruining sports, I don’t think that’s the case.
Defeat is not defeat until you accept it as failure. It should be considered more as a stepping stone to success as it can push you to be better.
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