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Cricket moms

I suppose you could say that we are mostly four coaches at cricket.  For four grades.  That’s a lot of little kids who really don’t know much about cricket for only four coaches to handle.  You need to teach every single kid how to bowl, bat, field, throw, catch ….  Of course there’s days when we are less.  Like today when we started out with just two coaches (later on moved back to four thank goodness)

Now look at this photo (I know it’s a bad photo.  I took it with my cellphone miles from the parents) can’t exactly walk up to them and ask them to smile and wave!  On the far left you will see a group of moms.  Now I have begged them to come help us.  To just get the kids to keep focus.  Make sure not all of them run after the ball at the same time.  They don’t need to know anything.  We just need other adults to help keep the children organized.

Nope.  They would rather stand there.  DO NOTHING and watch us struggle to teach the kids.  Huh?  Don’t you find it a bit stupid?  They are just standing there anyway.  Can’t they stand with the kids and get them to keep focus?



9 responses

  1. Sad as it is some parents just don’t want to be involved. They think of it as free babysitting for their kids rather than the opportunity to do something fun with them.

    August 13, 2008 at 12:11 am

  2. That’s sad… they remind me of the crazy parents who are yelling at their children to do this, and do that… know what I mean?

    August 13, 2008 at 2:31 am

  3. Addie

    And to think that their involvement is for the sake of THEIR kids!!! It is rather sad!!!

    Thanks for the sacrifice you and the other involved parents make!!!

    August 13, 2008 at 9:29 am

  4. you should send the kids to their moms with this message…

    that Tannie says if you don’t help i can’t play anymore 🙂

    just kidding! that is so stupid of them, i would love to get involved, oh wait, did you see the size of the asses???

    August 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm

  5. I think you are great for giving the time to coach these kids. It’s sad that the other parents will not get involved.

    August 13, 2008 at 4:13 pm

  6. When David had t-ball I always helped the kids by throwing balls back and forth or standing in the outfield with them. A LOT of other parents didn’t though.

    What you need to do is learn a few of their names and go up to them and say “Mary, Sophie, and Grace, We need your help, come on over.” or something like that. I find that when I call someone by name they respond better.

    Good luck!

    August 13, 2008 at 9:25 pm

  7. ah, but if they help they won’t get their hour or so off to gossip with the other cliquey moms!!!

    August 14, 2008 at 7:05 am

  8. We have parents like that here too. It really is sad because they are missing a chance to play with their kids!

    August 14, 2008 at 5:37 pm

  9. pacer521

    yeah whenever I am in some sort of recreational game (this would be last year when I was 12) the parents would always sit on the side (besides mine) and yell and scream to the coach to put their kids in or give them the ball and always be stuck up when the game is over and blame everything on the people who were actually trying to be involved. It sucks

    August 15, 2008 at 2:55 pm

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