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Overbearing Parents?

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Coaching travel ball for some time now, I have seen both bad and good parents. I know of one player who is now a soph in high school who's family has spent upwards of $50,000 per year for at least the last 3 years on his play, travel and instruction.

I have seen overbearing Dads chastizing their sons in the dugout after a bad inning, I've seen Dads bring their sons or another player into a game to pitch without any prior warmup. I know one son who calls his father an "A#$hole" at the age of 15 because his father is so hard on him. I've met parents who resort to drinking vodka in the stands when their son pitches. I've had parents ask me not to pitch their son because THEY (THE PARENTS) can't handle the stress of watching them. I have fathers who purposefully don't allow their sons to golf or play tennis because "it'll mess up his baseball swing". I played tennis and golf for years and I've never had a problem with putting the bat on the ball. Want the full article? Click here to become a TBB member today!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, April 07 2009 10:41 )