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10-20-2006, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Free Probie View Post
I am an asst coach and wonder if I back off completely if it would help or hurt the situation.
I just reread your post. For some reason I thought you were an asst coach for another team (had relevant experience, but were not one of his coaches).

My dad coached my high school swim team (many years ago). He's a laid back guy so I didn't feel a lot of pressure to perform well but I thought I had to be on my best behavior a lot. Maybe your son feels "too grown" to be playing on his dad's team or if the other kids are teasing him a bit. I still advise the ice cream and chat approach, but it might be tough for him to talk about if your being asst. coach is part of the problem (no offense to you, of course).

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