Email the Moderator   Back to GA Forum II  

Respond to this messageReturn to Index
Original Message
  • Mom, sorry, but you need to untie the apron strings...
    • Anonymous
      Posted May 31, 2011 5:19 PM

      For heaven's sake. It's not that hard! Have the kid make the call. Work with him on a a written list of questions & put it in front of him. Tell him to write the answers down. Put a calendar in front of him with the convenient days highlighted. Listen in on a speaker phone, or extension, or three way conference while in the same room. Have a blank notepad in front of you that he can see also. Write on it if necessary to prompt him. Do a dry run with a coach you have a good relationship with or don't care about that much (sorry coaches). You son can even start off by saying he's nervous, this is his first call, etc. Trust me, the coach will understand & take control of the call. If you child has problems doing this minimal amount, then you need to rethink this.

      Oh, and if the coach doesn't answer, try, try, try again. Send an email to let the coach know when you are calling & what date/time & what number you will be calling from (coaches do look at caller id). If the coach can't answer back (due to your players age), just keep trying. Look at the website & if an assistant is listed for recruiting, call him too. If the coach really wants you, he will pick up. We have spoken to coaches as late as 9 or 10pm at night (at their request). If the coach never answers/emails... well, there is your answer.
    Login Status
  • You are not logged in
    • Login
      Password
       

      Optional
      Provides additional benefits such as notifications, signatures, and user authentication.


      Create Account
    Your Name
    Your Email
    (Optional)
    Message Title
    Message Text
    Image Services Photobucket.com
    Options Enable formatted text (Huh?)
    Also send responses to my email address
          


    Create your own forum at Network54
     Copyright © 1999-2014 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement  
    Page Views in 2009