It is the end of July and the Club Basketball season is winding down. I have been in the gym for days, my butt is sore from sitting on the aluminum bleachers, and I am down $300 for entrance fees. Along with the gym locker ambiance and the smell of sweaty feet, I also get the pleasure of listening to the chatter of parents who think their kid is destined to be a Super Star. No matter what sport of choice, everyone has been around “those” parents. Here are eight clues that you might be one of “those” parents:
- Your kid has been on six different teams in one year because you haven’t found the “right” fit.
- You would rather your kid score 30 points and lose the game than score 10 points and win the game.
- Your kid should start every game and play 40 minutes.
- The entire family shows up with t-shirts that say, “Brother of #24, Mom of #24, Dad of #24, Grandma of #24”
- You will track down the volunteer coach in the parking lot to discuss your kid’s playing time.
- You scream, “Shoot” every time your kid touches the ball and “Pass the Ball” when any other person on the team has the ball.
- You scream at the score keeper that they forgot to give your team two points even though your team is up 30 with ten seconds left in the game.
- Your kid has repeated the 8th grade twice and can drive himself to his 14U Club Ball practice.