This is my rant - I have contemplated posting this for a couple weeks and decided I just need to vent. It probably won't interest most of you but it's my blog and I need to post it.
Chatty plays club soccer (yes I know plenty of people out there think she is too young to start in a club league - but she loves it and would play everyday if we let her and she has learned so much). Chatty adores her team and coach, we love the other families on the team - we have a great group of parents. I am the team accountant for her team. Needless to say I put in my fair share of time doing stuff for the team and making sure coaches get paid, etc.
Our league says we are developmental at this age group, however players have been slotted into positions and don't rotate much, if at all. In addition the substitution during games is not very fluid. Mr. ESPN and I vowed we would never be those parents who complained about the coaching. Well something happened and Mr. ESPN got so frustrated (which is a fairly rare occurrence) he sent an e-mail to the coach asking about her coaching philosophy and why positions and players aren't rotated. He also discussed it with her over the telephone. The coach had several reasons none of which Mr. ESPN or I agreed with (i.e. some parents only want their kids playing certain positions). I want my child to develop and learn all aspects of the game as I firmly believe this will help her (as well as the other players on the team). Yes I am competitive and yes I want to win and so does my child. But I want my child to learn all aspects of the game and positions, develop her skills and have fun. Is that too much to ask? How do I accomplish this - anyone, anyone, Bueller???
Being a parent is hard work and this is piddly stuff compared to what some of you are dealing with.