Sunday, September 11, 2011

The End of Youngest Playing Select Soccer

What I Sent to the President of the NYSA Soccer League:

"By the way, I'm okay if you pull me out of select."

So says my son, Youngest, who we were told by his coach tonight, that he needs to be moved to the B team, purportedly so he gets more play time.

President, I am beyond ballistic about this. We are, of course, disappointed by Coach's assessment, which is apparently based on the performance of the game yesterday, in which NONE of the players performed admirably, Youngest included. Coach spoke to my husband, and I listened until I could stand it no more and called Coach a number of obscenities. Not the obscenities Coach felt to share with the players following yesterday's match, which included "bullshit" and "ass."

I cannot convey adequately how I feel about this. Suffice it to say, we are sorry we ever signed Youngest up for select. He is soccer-crazed. We thought we were doing right by him. Little did we know.

I'm going to end this now, before I go ape-shit over Coach and his mishandling of the team by playing favorites, regardless of skill level and apparently based on the drinking capability of the fathers. I, for one, can drink most of them under the table.

I want a refund of the $150 for "fundraising." I actually want more back, but I figure no one will give up what we've paid to the league.

I will never understand how you guys have left him as a coach for three years.


mayberry said...

I'm so sorry. That really stinks. Why do adults have to mess things up for kids? (Um, you know I mean the coach adult in this case... not the parent adults.)

Michele R said...

You definitely needed to let the Pres know about that game. Let us know if he responds.
I feel bad for your son when kids just want to play. Hopefully he will still want to play when he can play for a school and not a different league perhaps?

Patois42 said...

Michele, I'm sure the president will respond. He is actually a really good guy. In fact, everyone I've met who is on the board are great people. But, in the end, there is little that can be done to rectify this. I outright despise the coach, and he is truly a horrible role model for good sportsmanship. We've been telling the boy for months that how his coach behaves during games is utterly wrong.

Tara R. said...

I've seen it all while my daughter played rec, travel and high school soccer. It's seems to be more a popularity contest than simply playing a game. I wished I had sent many letters like this over the years.


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