yes on your points, ALL agreed and thats the reality of the situation.
However, distraction or not I may be or may not be, I speak the truth, and that's what matters. However the consequences, yes dire it may be, but, i can hide and swallow, or not, the statements I made, are still the truth.
The establishment, can hide and make statements about "Leeways", but in the end, its the truth.
Speaking up to the coach? Well, he was playing ONE minute per game and did not matter if he made 3 point shots in one minute, he would still sit down after 1 min, and then the coach ASKS him WHY he doesnt do that in a game? Thats not a question from the coach, thats downright insulting. We are all human, and we get frustrated, when we show effort and compliance , and we are insulted and degraded afterwards, how would you expect me to side with the coach ?
Yes, there are BOORISh coaches, and GOOD ones as well, but they are/should be held to a higher ethical standard. They are Teachers/COACHES ( the word COACH, meaning to teach and guide).
anyway thank you
Again, you may not like it, but the coach can limit game time for whatever reason he wants. He can also penalize those who speak up - or whose parents' speak up. Whether the coach was right or wrong in sayin git is of little to no legal consequence.Speaking up to the coach? Well, he was playing ONE minute per game and did not matter if he made 3 point shots in one minute, he would still sit down after 1 min, and then the coach ASKS him WHY he doesnt do that in a game? Thats not a question from the coach, thats downright insulting. We are all human, and we get frustrated, when we show effort and compliance , and we are insulted and degraded afterwards, how would you expect me to side with the coach ?
Maybe so. But, as I and others have stated, none of this means you have any grounds for a lawsuit or other action against anyone. The advice I gave my youngest son when he was playing football his junior year and had a dust-up with the coach was that he could choose not to play next year. - but he could NOT quit mid-season. He chose to play his senior year, anyway, and things went pretty good ... until the 3rd game when he tore his MCL and was out of all sports (including wrestling and track) for the rest of the year.Yes, there are BOORISh coaches, and GOOD ones as well, but they are/should be held to a higher ethical standard. They are Teachers/COACHES ( the word COACH, meaning to teach and guide).
No one says you can't be unhappy with the coach, but, we ARE saying there's little that you can do to effectively change the situation. Most of what you can do will only make the situation worse. The good news is that the season is over and that your son can now choose whether or not he wants to go through it again next year.
Retired Cal Cop Sergeant & Teacher
Walk humbly with your God
-- Courageous, by Casting Crowns ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkM-gDcmJeM
However, any time you want to sue the government, an agency of the government, a subdivision of the government, or an employee of any of the for mentioned entities, you must first file a Tort Claim Notice with that agency. You can't just file a law suit.
The notice gives the agency time to review your claim and accept or reject it or something in between. If it is rejected, you are allow to sue but you still need a cause of action that you can sue for and you still need actual monetary damages . You can't sue for punitive damages. In other words, if your son needed counseling or psychiatric treatment, the cost of which may be actual damages.
You can Google the California Tort Claim Act and find many sites that will explain what it is and how to file a claim. You have 6 months from the date of injury to file.
And while you can file a claim yourself (there is no cost or downside to filing one) it is suggested that you consult with a personal injury attorney to get realistic legal advise about your claim.
before you consider “discrimination”, understand that we all discriminate every day. Choosing the white shirt over the blue shirt is discriminating. The discrimination that allows one to sue based on it is unlawful discrimination. There are actually very few issues that fall under unlawful discrimination. Among them are gender, race, age (if it involves a person over 40), religion, color, national origin and in some states a couple more. Telling your child to sit out a game whether it be because the coach doesn’t like you, doesn’t like your child, thinks your kid is a rotten player, thinks your kid is insolent, or pretty much any other reason that doesn’t fit within the short list I powered is not unlawful.
Also understand that for harassing behavior to be unlawful, it has to be based on the same list that I provided. It is a form of unlawful activity only if it is based on the harassed party being harassed due to belonging to one of the protected classes I listed.
The poster above included those trigger words. I don’t know if it was intentional or not; hopefully not since you have said absolutely nothing that would suggest unlawful discrimination or harassment is involved
to suggest there is any basis to sue, such as all the info on the tort claim act, to me, is inflammatory in its underlying suggestion it is applicable to what you are dealing with. You’ve had responses from at least one attorney and a pretty smart cop. Neither have seen any claim that would appear to have any merit. While it’s never bad to be educated, don’t take the previous posters statements as suggesting you actually do have a claim.
If are seriously considering suing the school, I suggest you speak with an attorney who can review the facts at hand and advise you properly. Running off half cocked without a valid claim results in wasting everybody’s time, energy, and for some, money.
You're free not to like how the coach does his job and are perfectly free to complain to the athletic director and the principal and the school board. However, your dissatisfaction with the coach is not grounds for a lawsuit.
I've known more than a few HS and college athletes. Whining about play time is rarely taken well (no one thinks they play enough), and often leads to the whole team running. Frankly, I'd bet your young man's "Coz you don't play me" was stated with more than a bit of attitude. Perhaps a better course of action would be to have asked him if he could think of a better response ("I can, Coach! Give me a chance next game, and I'll show you.").
I used to tell mine that, instead of complaining, show your worth. Train harder and longer, step up and be a leader for your team.