For many young athletes, being on a sports team is one of the many joys of their young lives. Not only are they playing the sport they love, but they are put in a social environment with fellow teammates that potentially creates lifelong friendships along the way. But every team must come with a leader, their coach. For some, the coaches of their youth baseball teams, basketball teams, or whatever the sport may be become someone they look up to and respect on a level like their parents or guardians in their lives. Coaches can become ones mentor, and someone that motivates them to become the best version and athlete that him or herself may be. However, abusive power and traits can come into play as well, as coaches have a way to manipulate players into believing their always right and their players always need to listen to what they are saying. This type of abusive power can lead to a young athlete hating the sport they are playing and possibly tampering their self image. When these kind of problems start occuring, a young athlete may go to ones parent and complain rather than facing the coach head on because they fear their position as a team member may be affected.
Reasons WHY You Might Be Complaining
Key Things to Remember When Complaining
Ramifications from Complaining
Having stress about your coach and his or her way of coaching your team is a constant struggle some young athletes may face. Taking into consideration some of the steps on how to properly complain to your coach, as well as the effects that may follow, will prepare you for this difficult situation and hopefully ease the stress going into it. The most important takeaway through this process and complaining to a coach in general, is to ALWAYS speak the truth on how you feel, or you are only putting yourself to a disservice.