Our Youth Sports
by Richard R. Watson
February 03, 2005
I want to take a moment to commend all the teachers, coaches,
parents, kids, and anyone who volunteers time, effort and money
for our youth. Without you we would not have such opportunities
for our children to participate in.
I have a few questions about
the way the Ketchikan Dribblers League turned out this year.
I am specifically addressing this publicly because I would like
many to hear the answers, not just a private conversation between
a parent or coach and a board member. This may only pertain to
the girls 10-13 year old division so if I mention something that
needs correction or clarification, by all means, here is your
opportunity to set it straight.
1) I understand this year there
will be no KDL All Stars and no KDL All Star post season teams
2) I also understand that this
year there will be only First Place trophies and no All Star
or Second Place trophies?
3) Is it true KDL paid $7500.00
to have an individual run the league? Is this why there was no
money left for trophies other than First place?
4) Is it true KDL now pays
the coaches or others to referee?
5) Please publish a list of
your official board members, meeting dates, locations, times,
past meeting minutes, and where I might obtain a copy of your
by-laws. Also how does one get appointed to this board?
It is very sad to see so few
parents show up to support and watch their kids. Most of you
really have no legitimate excuse. Shame on you. If you can't
make it, ask a relative or friend to go. To those parents who
show up and can do nothing but yell (I am not talking about cheering)
at their kids and complain to the coaches or refs about calls,
you can stay home. You have a legitimate excuse.
Richard R. Watson
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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