BRYC Parent Wrote:
> Coach From BRYC Wrote:
> > -Everyone at BRYC hated that guy too. His name
> > was Tim. He was a dick. It was just not his
> > yelling. I heard the coaching committee voted
> > sack him. But, the Commissioner did not have
> > balls. He coached Lax the same way. I heard
> > parents say that was child abuse.
> My kid was one that team, and Tim wasn't the
> coach. Yes, Tim is a dick, but he's not the LAX
> coach. I think this is the guy you're talking
> The LAX coach never physically abused any kids,
> but he did shove them out of the way several
> times. It wouldn't have been an issue if he
> wasn't such an absolute ass to everyone. BRYC as
> an organization refused to do anything about this
> guy. They conducted "an investigation" into him,
> then let him keep coaching. The coaching committee
> were friends of his, so nothing was going to
> happen. He finally quit when BRYC couldn't kick a
> kid off the team because the coach got into it
> with his crazy ass mom. It was the worst situation
> I have ever seen in youth sports.
> That year at least, there were several coaches who
> were loud and spewed profanity at the kids on a
> regular basis. When I would go to my kids
> practice, you could hear it coming for 3 or 4
> groups. I know parents complained to the
> commissioner and deputy commissioner, but nothing
> was ever done. BRYC is the definition of the
> classic "ole boys club."
I think you are talking about a coach who DID get fired. I coached with BRYC when that happened. The said coach and one discussed in the link got into a dispute with a player's mother and let indecent words fly. He WAS in fact FIRED.
Not sure what is meant by "good ole boys" club. Braddock Road does have coaches who have been coaching for a long time. They are Good coaches and care about their players.
The few YELLERS who shout down their players and don't reaffirm them are gone.
There was another longtime coach, who had been coaching for years who was forced to put up with a disgruntled "dad coach" who didn't like the position his son was playing. Because other "dad coaches" wanted to run the show, this experienced coach gracefully bowed out.
It takes a self centered "dad coach" to mess things up sometimes.
Instead of teaching by example the follow the head coach's lead, they want to install stupid plays and schemes behind the Head's back, even during games.
If you cannot follow you cannot lead.
BTW, all those assistants from the team are gone, but 2 who continued on with a different coach this season who was able to bring stability.
Not all Dad coaches are bad, in fact nearly all coaches in Youth sports start out being Dad Coaches.
If there is a break down in order or assistants are going rogue, or self-centered parents' who want to shove their kids to the front of the line, then the Head Coach is to keep order. Beyond that it's the Commissioner.
There needs to be a protocol IMO of dealing with problem coaches and problem parents. Better to lose a player, then to lose many.
Nip it in the bud. AND it is just youth sports ... the over reactors won't stay long.