To wonder if this is going to impact this child's chances?

(6 Posts)
vvviola Sun 18-Sep-16 13:10:18

I'm watching one of my DC at a sporting activity.

There have been a few weeks of training and after this session the squad will be chosen.

Parents aren't required to stay. I do because it's a bit of a distance from home, so it doesn't make much sense to go back and forward. A few parents seem to do this, we usually hang about in the viewing area with a cup of coffee and book/newspaper/iPad.

For the past three weeks another parent has also stayed with two other children. The two children have caused complete chaos - running around in the viewing area, shouting so loudly the coaches have to repeat themselves, and throwing balls under the feet of the players.

I noticed that this week that the sibling who is doing the sport is being sidelined a bit by the coaches (as my DC has been since last week, as she isn't quite good enough for the squad - no illusions on my part!). But this child is actually quite good, and I'm wondering if she is suffering as a result of her siblings behaviour.

It is of course just general musing on my part (and trying to keep myself occupied for another hour while the training goes on!), but can people involved in coaching etc tell me - would it impact on choices for squads/extra training?

Floggingmolly Sun 18-Sep-16 13:14:57

A stronger coach would insist the siblings either behaved or were removed, tbh. Taking against the well behaved kid who just happens to have little hooligan siblings is quite cowardly hmm
I'd feel a bit hmm at how good the training actually was if there's so little discipline in the hall, tbh.
Throwing balls under the players feet and it goes unremarked??

vvviola Sun 18-Sep-16 13:22:02

No, it's not gone unremarked, they have been asked to stop, and the game has had to stop while balls are retrieved. And it stops for a while, before they start again.

I think the coaches are trying to ignore it as much as possible to focus on the training.

To be fair, the sibling could be just not quite good enough (she is certainly better than my DC, but I don't know enough to tell much more than that).

I was just musing whether the irritation with the siblings/parent would spill over into the coaches attitude - but, as you said, if they were any way professional, they wouldn't let it.

Nanny0gg Sun 18-Sep-16 13:45:33

Sounds like a H&S issue that really should be addressed before someone gets hurt.

vvviola Sun 18-Sep-16 14:05:50

You are right Nanny, and I wonder if one of the coaches has been reading MN, as a word has finally been had with parent and children. The chaos is still happening, but it's now happening outside the hall.

WhateverWillBe Sun 18-Sep-16 14:11:24

Yeah I think it could impact.

I suspect that the mother of one of the kids in my ds1's rugby training has pretty much been the reason her kid wasn't selected for the team this year. The kid is lovely and fairly good...she however is nuts. She screams from the sidelines (I mean full on screeches), continually calls his name and shouts 'advice' AT him which does nothing but distract. She's had a pop at two different parents recently over their dcs pushing/tripping her kid. All round generally a nightmare, distracting and cringey to watch.

She's been spoken to a couple of times but has skin like an elephant and didn't change - i'm pretty sure the coaches just couldn't cope with her, which is such a shame for the child.

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