I’m a manager/coach of an U9’s grassroots team. I have enjoyed doing this for some time now and really enjoy the coaching side of it.
I love to give back to the kids and it gives me great satisfaction to see the kids develop and progress.
However, after the way parents approached me post match at the weekend, in a manner totally unacceptable, and humiliated me in front of my 8 year old son, after a heavy defeat, forgetting that it is children’s football, all for what!!
Because we lost a game???
Since when did children’s football, become about the parents?? A beautiful game ruined again, by the minority (and they were parents).
I didn’t take on the role as a manager to get grief from parents. I’m sorry, but it is my final decision to resign with immediate effect.
I would like you to share this, with as many people people as possible in the hope that the penny drops with someone somewhere.
Yours in sport.
A Grassroots Coach