To Coach or Not to Coach Your Kid
In this episode we talk about Daddy Ball (or Mommy Ball), which is one of the most controversial topics in the youth baseball world! Daddy Ball occurs when the coach favors their own kid (or is perceived to favor their kid) over others at the detriment of the team.
We share thoughts from a few listeners who have coached their own kids, and talk about our own brushes with Daddy Ball as parents, coaches' wives, and even as an umpire.
We discuss our opinions about what it takes to successfully coach your own child (and why it may be a disaster) and mention our favorite qualities in good coaches.
Previous Episodes Mentioned:
025: Semi-Pro Pitcher Lennon Gwizdala
012: Lale Esquivel - Coach of the Best 12u Team in the Nation
020: From 10u to the Big Ten: MI Select Coach on 2020 College Commits for Entire Team
021 DadsTakeover - College Recruiting
008: Moms and Politics in Youth Baseball
Update on Mitch Jebb (020: From 10u to the Big Ten: MI Select Coach on 2020 College Commits for Entire Team):
In this episode we discuss common baseball mom stereotypes for youth baseball teams. We definitely had a lot of fun poking fun at our favorite baseball mom friends--but mostly at ourselves!
Nothing but love for all the baseball moms (and dads) out there <3
On Deck: Moms and Travel Ball vs Rec Ball Part 1