The team I’m coaching had another victory today, but at a cost. The other girls team had one or two girl who kept tripping our girls from behind! My daughter was tripped and even had her hand stepped on. I was fuming as I had to carry her off the field. Then another one of my girls was tripped from behind and she didn’t even have possession of the ball! WTF?
The coach for the other team actually teaches soccer, but I didn’t see him do anything! Luckily for him it was near the end of the game, because I started getting loud, I might have even swore in angry and complaining about the tripping very loudly. Probably if it continued, I would have to go over and talk to him during the game. It’s not acceptable that the team he is coaching is tripping from behind like that!
All told, 4 different girls on my team got tripped that day, more than any from all the other teams combined. I’m still pissed off! What an A-hole of a coach! I’m half temped to start attending his other game and see if his girls trip other girls from other teams too, and if so, start calling the other coaches and the soccer commissioner to get him removed (if that’s possible). I don’t think I could handle any of my girls getting hurt badly because of such conduct from a poorly taught team.
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The girls that I’m coaching are amazing! Each one puts their heart into the game, and I’ve very touched. But at the same time, I worry about each one of them out there. I would have to see any one of the girls (my girls) get hurt.
I need to step up my game and start teaching them stuff I don’t know. The best way to do that is to learn how to do it myself. Luckily youtube videos help, but I still have to learn how to do that actual moves though.
It’s time to step up my game and become a real soccer coach.
Hope you weekend was great,