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WWCDD

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I can not stress enough that parents and recruits need to check the SOCIAL MEDIA of the Coaches they want to play for.  Somewhere, someone, has posted the truth about a coach and it's up to you to find it before you agree to play for them.

Case in point, check comments: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/college/2015/04/13/ud-softball-coach-wohlback-fired-mid-season/25741339/ 

If you take these comments combined with the actions of the college they concern....you get a REALLY good picture of reality.  Her time at UD was ERASED on the rosters.  Just like she erases any recruits who don't play 'her' game.

Don't be naive.  Coaches check your Social Media.  Use it to YOUR advantage, too.
Question who & why positive comments are left.  Reach out to actual players away from the coach to get a picture of whom you intend to play for in the future.  They won't share that with you at a skills camp.
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#AXEGRINDER


This seems like a very good question to me.



"Wohlbach was called in for a 4 p.m. meeting. After she was told of her dismissal, she was not permitted to speak to her players.

"I said 'How is this possible that students feel it's a hostile environment if I've never, in the entire year, had any meetings or discussions with my sports administrator [Shirley] about any student issues?' " Wohlbach said.


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One would assume that Coaches are subject to performance reviews by the school.
And that the College would cover their ass against unlawful dismissal through documentation.
So, if the coach was let go mid-season without winning a lawsuit against the school then it follows that enough evidence was gathered for just cause.

The article does not have a counter-view to confirm or deny whether the coach was made aware of any issues during the term.

Bias aside, the main point of the posting is to help students/players/parents take that one extra step before they commit.
You've found the academic program, you've found a school where you want, that you can afford, and you've been offered a spot.
Don't just be ecstatic about the offer and leave it at that.  THAT is the starting point for you to perform due diligence that your expectations will be met.

Otherwise, it's a crap-shoot where you are throwing $15,000 to $60,000 on the table per year.

Students and parents are too afraid to rock the boat in fear of retaliation...which is all too real.
Is it any wonder that the only outlet for players/parents is to post anonymously or post-season on social media?
But speaking up about bad experiences improves the quality of the playing and the education and the respect for coaches who meet expectations.
Coaches need to be held accountable to a professional, ethical, and at the very least humanitarian standard.  The good ones will pass with flying colors.

Schools who fail to discipline and/or disclose the full cause of a dismissal only decrease the quality of the coaching pool by allowing poor standards to continue when the problem is merely handed off to the next unlucky institution who failed to perform a complete reference check.
(a.k.a.  School's need to do better due diligence, too, by checking social media)!








EarlyGrayce

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Originally Posted by WWCDD


Bias aside, the main point of the posting is to help students/players/parents take that one extra step before they commit.





Nah, the main point was you wanted to blast wohlback so you wrapped it in fake 'concern'. A tried and true hack technique, nothing new there.
Better let your kid stand on her own, helicopter-mom always screws things up.

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WWCDD

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Attacking the person instead of arguing the facts.
Tried and true technique to deflect away from the truth.

de·flec·tion

 (dĭ-flĕk′shən)n.
1.
a. The act of deflecting or the condition of being deflected.
b. Sports A shot or pass that is sent without stopping in a different direction by a second offensive player.


I invite other examples to support the point made...that a little social media digging on the coach can help inform recruits.
Everyone is afraid of libel.  "a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation"
Emphasis on the FALSE.

Libelous, unsupported statements should be removed from this site.
The rules of this forum encourage: supported examples when posting.

But go ahead, keep attacking me instead of recognizing the issue.
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Never use a word to define itself. Very bad form young lady.
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