Cam
Years ago

Coaches pet hates

Just curious to find out what other coaches pet hates are, like the one thing that drives you mad.....
For me, its offensive rebounding. I absolutely can't stand giving up 2nd chance opportunities!!

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Statsheet Stuffer  
Years ago

I hate pets

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Anonymous  
Years ago

You misunderstood.

Should read: "the Coache's pet hates"

Mice?
Snappy Tom?
When the coach loses?

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Mick  
Years ago

I'd be the opposite. Worse to give up defensive rebounds than to crash the offensive glass (which gives the opponent a chance to run).

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hoopie  
Years ago

Mine's more mundane - players who don't turn up to practice, but who I can't afford to leave on the bench for the whole game, so they know they can get away with not turning up.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

#1: Training non-attendance.
#2: Ball hogs who dribble from coast to coast and chuck up rubbish (wasted possession)
#3: Ball hogs who don't pass to open players
#4: Players not following simple instructions
#5: Coaches who only see good in their pet players and play favourites
#6: Coaches who destroy the self esteem of players you get the season after.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

players that are late or miss practice

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Brussel Sprouts. Oh, and women leaving the toilet seat down... inconsiderate

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Rashad  
Years ago

^^ amen to that

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Drawing up a play out of a timeout, for the team to do something completely different.. argh

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Arm chair coaches on hoops

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The Situation  
Years ago

Pikachu.

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Clapped Out Hack  
Years ago

It is much easiser to put a toilet seet down than lift it up! Even gravity is on their side and they still have a global whinge about it.

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The Situation  
Years ago

Cooches pet hates?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

comittee members that think they know how to coach!!!

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D4444  
Years ago

Well said Jack Toft

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Natural athletes that don't try

Athletes that balame others and don't take responsability

O Boards
poor D Trans

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Anonymous  
Years ago

People on this forum who have no historical results with coaching claiming the have a clue about coaching.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The inability to pass to the post.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

come on everyone you know the answer but maybe too polite to say.

refs

oh and sturts intimidation there of.

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Anon  
Years ago

Peter Ali summed it up in 1 word in a Bearcats Newslettter:
Parents

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PlaymakerMo  
Years ago

Parents.

Wish we could have them lobotomized.

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Bear  
Years ago

The three underpinning requirements for players:

1. Attitude - has to be right.
2. Effort - has to be there.
3. Desire - also has to be there.

Without these, the coach has no hope! No matter how talented or how much potential a kid has, if he/she doesn't have all of points 1-2-3 they are destined to mediocrity.

So, my pet hate is this, parents who believe their kids are destined for stardom, but accept that they need only to display mediocre effort, desire and attitude.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

arrgghh parents lol

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Bear  
Years ago

Oh, although I don't technically hate them, parents who can't score for their kid's games are annoying.

I mean those who just don't want to do it, they can read and write, they just see it as beneath them I guess, they are a little annoying (a pet hate if you will)...

Support your coach folks, don't leave him/her out on a limb, to do everything, while you stand and watch!

Most parents are great by the way, the problem parents are few, but they do tend to stand out...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

agreed

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Raichu  
Years ago

Mike "The Situation"

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AK-47  
Years ago

Bear summed it up perfect with his 3 points.

Other pet hates,

Poor transition D, especially because of lack of effort.

Giving up Offensive Rebounds, because players decide/forget to box out.

Flat out bad shot selection.

Lack of passion/desire/determination to do whatever it takes to win. Why even play a high level of district basketball if you don't care enough about winning but would rather worry about how many points you can score?

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hoopie  
Years ago

AK47 - fully agree.

I love keen, supportive and realistic parents who turn up and applaud effort and improvement, and I'm blessed with two teams who have these.

However, I hate two types of parents you often see at lower levels:

1. the mynah: comes in, makes a lot of noise, tries to stir up other parents to undermine the coach and drive the agenda, can never be held responsible for the results, and can never be satisfied.

2. the ones who see the coach as baby-sitter, dump their kid at the door, hardly ever come to the game or team social events, and avoid responsibilities like scoring

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The Situation  
Years ago

People who use the word "underpinning"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Girls plastered in make-up with shorts rolled up sky high

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Anonymous  
Years ago

favouritism

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yea a coach has favourites based on ???

My favourite players are always the ones that:
- listen and learn
- get on with their team mates
- team first attitude
- work hard
- emotional balance and control
- set goals
- high self esteem and capability to overcome adverity

Interestingly, parents of these kids are often in leadership roles in their career, well educated and have had successful sporting careers at some level themselves. They are supportive and positive about the coaches and have the personal confidence and communication skills to communicate concerns with coaches.

The parents that are overly emotionally invested in their kids, feel like they lack control over outcomes and there is some kind of conspiracy, blame others for their kids failures are often not very successful in their own lives. It's slightly sad really because typically the parent's own failures repeat a generation as they manifest their attitudes onto their kids.

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orbit  
Years ago

Dribbling while the coach talks!

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Manute Bol  
Years ago

Bob Knight's pet hates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMVmhI1SUq0

Regards Manute

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Anonymous  
Years ago

418261,
Some sound advice there and if that's who you play favourites on, then that is a solid basis. Reasons to not play favourites are usually based on misconceptions and political expediency.

When coaches play favourites solely on postcode, the school they go do, the relationship they have with a player's mother, personality clash, or to punish/spite a child, then they are unacceptable reasons.

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Earplugs  
Years ago

Go interstate for a carnival and you hear this NOISE across on another court and you look up and GROAN cause its that certain club and their Coaches' bellowing you know too well

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Raichu  
Years ago

Players who think they can shoot like Kobe Bryant
Rather have kids want to shoot free throws like Steve Nash

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JJ  
Years ago

Incompetent Coaching Directors.

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Anthony  
Years ago

Coaches who select players based on the scoresheet with out ever watching them play.

Politics of my friend wants this friend to play in my team leaving better players languishing in lower grades and everyone stands bewildered that the club does it.

If you don't train you should not be rewarded regardless of whether you can chuck better than the next kid

Parents who time how much game time their kids get each week.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

LOL @ JJ "Incompetent Coaching Directors."

JJ, Do you realise how hard some of these people work to achieve a certain Level? Some aim high and do very well at achieving a level 99 of excellence, others try their best, but sometimes the challenge is beyond them. It's sad really because their own failures manifest onto their kids.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Post state champs let down round.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

#468261, is that you Andrew?

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