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Director: RALPH JONES
Athletic Director: MATT STILL
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Note from a parent:
email is sent to both Matt Still and Ralph Jones.
son is 17 and I grew up on these same fields as a kid. The rec center is my
home away from home. I've seen up and downs.
I have to
admit, I was disheartened with the redraft. I just couldn't understand this
slight of calculations. I came yesterday frustrated.
As I sat
there listening, I saw 2 very humble men who are only human. I looked at the
kids sitting, looking up at you, and they were all just fine. They didn't seem
to care, they just wanted to play ball. I scanned the fence line at the parents
and team moms and saw their faces and heard their whispers, and embarrassingly
enough I will admit I had probably whispered the same aggravated tone under my
breath too. Then I heard not once, but twice, from Mr. Jones "kids, this
is not because your coach does not want you on his team, this is not because
you have done anything wrong" That is when I though to myself how selfish
we, as parents, are being.
want my kids team to win. Who doesn't? Yes, I want them to have fun, and
winning IS fun. But they need to learn to build a team amongst themselves and
not create one by picking talents. They need to build themselves personally
from the inside out. We parents have a vested interest in competition. You both
have a vested interest in children. How are we to meet in the middle if we
parents don't take a step towards the middle?
frustration turned to shame as I realized how wrong I was. Both of you are
unbiased, you don't have star players, you don't care who wins the
championship, it doesn't matter if Coach X has his team groomed for a 3rd year
championship, all you saw were kids who wanted to play ball.