go99 wrote:I would say there are people on the team that think there is always a greener pasture...there are very few that would remain fully in tact. Generally its because of playing time (or lack thereof) or winning. You're going to have people move on. The competition also comes from within and competing for playing time and to win.
I don't know, maybe we should all go to work once a year with a new tryout? It would increase productivity because we'd all be fighting for our jobs rather than actually working on progressing. That way if someone better comes along (or maybe will do something for a cheaper price) then we can just start everything over and the company will make more money.
That would be better than trying to get a promotion or work for a commission.
It can, and in fact does, happen. So why not teach them at 11 or 12?
I guess I'm lucky I own my own and don't treat people in that manner...and I don't have clients that do either.
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Actually there would be very few pastures to go too. Don't like your coach? Tough luck, you are stuck with him. Not enough playtime? Too bad, you can't come here. American companies are littered with and sinking uder the pressure of carrying some unproductive workers. Outsourcing and shifting of industries is a reality that only gets worse. You son can join your company but mine will have to compete for one (job interview) or maybe he can come work for you and count on you to keep him around for loyalty's sake. Again, really all you are trying to do is protect a kid from having to compete for his spot. One of Altidores coaches commented that one of the things american players struggle with is the reality of having to compete every week for a spot on the roster.[/quote]
never said that anyone would be handed anything... I love how you are so right, yet so wrong. it is absolutely amazing! Yes, agree - but yet I don't. Maybe it is the verbage behind it....for me, every day is a fight...a fight for more revenue, a fight for the next client, a fight to find the next big thing, the fight to overtake market share. However, notice I'm fighting FORWARD, not reverse. Don't worry, I have my eye in the rear view mirror to make sure nobody is coming in after me...and there are people there, so I strive FORWARD. What I don't do is look at my "bench" and say, if you don't do better, someone is coming in to take your spot. What I do is look at my bench and have them go after a starting job.
I guess coming from a coach that after a game would preach to my 11 year old that "everyone here can be replaced - get better or I'm going to find new players" gives me a little bitterness. We all know we can be replaced. It's a fact of life. I don't think it's really one that needs to be taught, but rather is experienced. From what I've seen its because coaches are too lazy to help develop who they had already chosen. (it would be like me firing someone without training them how to do the job)... just doesn't make sense to me.
By the way, I think word got around about that attitude with that coach...several players left, and nobody ended up at tryouts. Team disbanned. Is what it is.