Tuber of the Week #36: Youth Coach

Coaching youth sports can be a challenging experience.

I mean working with the players is likely going to be the fun part--dealing with the parents, now that could be a different story.

From my experiences with over-bearing parents in kid sports, I think this short parody video of a Little League football coach for a team of five-year-old boys being questioned by "invested" parents contains plenty of accuracy...



"If every kid gets an award, is it technically still an award?"

Thanks for indulging me with this attempt at comedy.

Have a good weekend everyone.
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P.S.: If you prefer an amazing video to my offering, writer and blogger C.L. Beck has a fantastic clip of a penguin's great escape from some hungry killer whales.  It is worth the view.

29 comments:

Jinksy said...

Oh, for the days when a life was a game, not an award hunt...

Hilary said...

Too funny. :)

slowvelder said...

Haha - excellent!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oops! I'm having technical difficulties. I can't hear it.

I hear you on the parent thing with coaching. We've had huge issues with hockey parents that usually involve the police and charge in the end. Seriously parents, what are you thinking?????

Momma Fargo said...

LOL. Hope all is not lost these days and the focus is still on teamwork and sportsmanship at that age.

Expat From Hell said...

Watching the travails of Texas high school football this week (Google Daxx Garman if you want some quick entertainment) leads me to think this is where it's all going. Great video, and compelling post. Once again! EFH

Clara said...

I couldnt agree with you (or this video!) more Slam! Great post!

Abigail said...

Parents can really ruin it for the children. How sad. Good parody!

Holly said...

I think this is awesome. I am amazed and appalled and sometimes thrilled at what happens with kids sports. I grew up in a competitive family, so that puts a whole different spin on things (not everyone got an award!).

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Was that a turtle on the kids safety badge? I love the mom who asked about an award for Best Snack Mom! Too funny!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

lol perfect Slam! Blessed weekend my friend!!:)

presious said...

Sounds like day care!...lol! Parents become the problem, not the child! The kids are adorable and fun to work with. I'd rather work with kids any day than adults...:-)

Elena said...

That was cute...have a great weekend!

SuziCate said...

Ha...glad those days are behind me...I got suckered into coaching soccer a couple of times!

Herding Cats said...

Awwww, those kids were real cute! And parents...wow. Sometimes....overbearing is not even close.

Wendster said...

Hey Slamdunk!

I am back. I do remember your request... almost ... could you please send it again? What exactly am I looking for in the correspondence I had with Beany? Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to it.
WendyOhW@yahoo.com

brittac said...

how true is this! no one wants to lose now days - come on people losing builds character! I am pretty sure thats in the Bible somewhere - maybe James.

ladyfi said...

Too funny... and I definitely know a few parents like that!

Vodka and Ground Beef said...

This is HILARIOUS. I coach youth soccer, and the parents are always on my case about their "Star" athlete when usually the kid would rather be anywhere but on the soccer field.

Great video.

Kristin said...

Hence why my hubs refuses to coach t ball despite the fact that he played pro!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

A riot! Thanks for the laugh!

kathryn said...

Oh, fabulous! I almost fell over when the women wanted an award for providing the snacks!

Tread lightly, my man....and see if you can set up the ground rules with the parents from the very start!

Good luck with that.

Nikole Hahn said...

This was funny. But I don't think it is an award if every kid gets one. Great post!

CL Beck, author said...

Very funny. I suppose it's still an award if every kid gets one, just not a "special" award! :)

Thanks for mentioning the video of the penguin on my blog. That was an amazing escape, wasn't it?

Brian Miller said...

smiles. nice...you know how else are we going to prepare them for the real world though...or perhaps we could teach them another way...

Theresa Milstein said...

My dad used to coach my soccer team. One father was nuts. I remember a specific time, he didn't like a ref's call, and went belly on the ground, pounding his legs and fists into the ground. Yes, this grown man had a tantrum. I was so glad he wasn't my father!

Theresa Milstein said...

"Best snack mom." That's too funny!

CL Beck, author said...

Hmm, I left a comment but it seems to have disappeared, so I'll try again.

Very funny post, SlamDunks. Good luck in your illustrious career as a coach! :)

And thanks for putting the link to the penguin video that's on my blog. That was one lucky penguin, huh?

LisaF said...

Seriously now, there really does need to be an award for Best Snack Mom.

Funny parody, but all too true. many times parents do take all the fun out of kids' sports. Hope those that tend to take it too seriously see themselves here.