message to a 15 year old that played for us two years ago (names changed of course)
Yeah it sucks when you don't get along with or like your coach. It kind of sucks all the fun out of something that you're doing because you enjoy it. (Sometimes we get parents that do the same)
I know you've heard this before but what you're going through right now is pretty much like real life.
There will be times in your life that you may get a professor in college, a boss, a client, or a fellow associate that you just don't fit well with. Or perhaps just don't like.
So you really have to look at this as a life lesson that will prepare you for these type people in the future.
You have to try to take the high road, be as respectful as possible, do the best you can, and learn from the situation and prevent getting involved with that person in the future.
In high school, my Sophomore and Junior years, we had this head football coach that we grew to dislike.
He didn't treat all the players equally, was really tough on us, and was obsessed with making himself look good.
My sophomore year we had a decent team and we played one of the best teams in the state.
We were only losing in the 3rd quarter 16 - 0 and the coach kept calling for quick punts on third down.
It dawned on my that he was just trying to keep the score low to make himself and perhaps our team look good.
So here was me, a little 15 year old (just glad to one of the few sophs on the varsity) yelling at him on the sideline that we should be trying to win and not just keep the score low. He kind of laughed me off and the next year I became one of his favorites. (Great competitive spirit I guess)
Most of us did not like him though because he always made us do plays over and over and over again, and then run the hated sprints afterwards. One night we practiced so late they had to pull cars up to the practice field just so we had lights.
We went to the state playoffs my junior year and had the best run ever in the school's history.
The next year he got a college job and now we disliked him even more for leaving us.
The new coach was the assistant coach from the year before. We all liked him personally but he was not a very good coach. We really missed the first coach that year. In fact we invited him back to watch our spring game of graduating seniors against next years team.
Moral of the story? Don't let me write novels. (too late)
Or maybe sometimes you should not quit something because you don't like someone but try to make the best out of the situation and learn to deal with difficult people.
You will certainly run into many of them in your life. I'm sure your mother and father have run into a few opposing lawyers and or judges that were difficult to deal with.
When the time is right you can always end your relationship with them and learn how not to get involved with people like that in the future. It may be tough but take the high road and do the best you can. In your case there are other teammates involved that will lose out by not being around you the remainder of the season.
Be strong and be the leader that I know that you can be.