Do you genuinely believe your constant criticism helps your boy????

How many times do I have to hear his voice through the game…

Do this…

Do that…

Don’t do that…

Don’t do this…

Why did you do that…

You should of done this…

 

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Every single time his son gets the ball or at times when he hasn’t got the ball. No matter where his son is on the pitch his father informs him he’s “Out of position” or he’s “Lost his man” 

If he attempts to control the ball and pass his father informs him “Just get rid” If he puts his foot through it his father informs him “ah you should have took a touch you had loads of time”

I’ve seen a child with a love of football be systematically broken down by criticism to the point where he hates to play now. I can see in his body language he now genuinely doesn’t know when and how to make any decision as he knows it will be the wrong one.  

I see the boy arguing with his father before games not to play and his father virtually threatens him to play. 

If his father was at work and his boss was behaving like this I’m sure he would be outraged and dread going to work, is it any different what he is doing to his own son??????

  
 So today I couldn’t take anymore and asked him “do you genuinely believe your constant criticism helps your boy?”

He replied,  “It’s nothing to do with you what I do with my son, maybe if you coached them properly I wouldn’t have to”

I took a deep breath and smiled and kindly replied

“Speaking from 15 years experience as a volunteer coach, working with and developing kids, having been on many safeguarding workshops and witnessing first hand your behaviour I can tell you that this behaviour ends today or I will be forced to ban you from pitch side at games and training to safeguard my player, your son”

His response….

This clubs sXXt, no one has a clue what there doing, I was leaving anyway. 

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