Rent the movie "Hoosiers"
It's your kid, your tax money, and his team. Deal.
Speaking both as a player and as a parent of a player, my advice is to accept it as a matter of team concentration. They don't see you as a pedophile or anything like that, they just would like the team to be able to practice without any need to look over their shoulders.
There is also the matter of parents trying to second-guess the coach at every turn, why isn't my kid playing as much, let me show you a play my boy & I worked out over the weekend, that sort of thing.
Ask if they will have another practice when parents can watch, I think they'll accomodate you at some point.
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If you trust the coach I say let them have their closed practice. My son plays basketball, and I know how hard it is to get high school kids to be focused.
Closed practices can help build teamwork and improve group performance by excluding outside distractions. I say give the coach a break.
Does that mean you get to go in the girl's bathroom?
I think you should let the coach do his job without parental interference.
My take - a dad with a daughter now playing div I sports in the Big East - when coach says leave, leave. It's his team, his practice, and you have no role to play.
I agree. I pay taxes to for these schools, so why can't I be in the high school girl's locker room with a camera?
As a former part-time coach:
1. Sometimes the coach needs to be the complete boss. Parents interfere.
2. Kids act/play different when parent is present (usually not as well from nervousness to show-boating).
3. Make an exception for you, then all parents get to come.
4. You could be a spy, child molester, freak show, or just someone looking over the should distracting the coach.
You apparently have never played on a organized school team sport.
"Closed practices" mean "closed practices."
Now if you want to change the rules then I suggest you apply for the coach's job.
good luck... LOL
A question or two come to mind... Is he doing something in practice he ought not be doing? (probably not because you probably would have heard about it by now), but more likely, Does he not trust the adults from spying for other teams (more likely)... Basketball shouldn't be such a big deal that you can't enjoy watching your daughter practice .... and a third is he might not want mom and dad coaching from the sidelines... hope the AD isn't a dork
Do you want whine with that?
As long as the coach is doing anything inappropriate, I would support a closed practice. Too many "little league" parents in kids sports these days. Make sure you child keeps you informed of what is going on in practice.
It's a closed practice.
No outside distractions. And yes, you would be a distraction no matter how quietly you sat there and just watched.
Get over it.
As the parent of a former HS basketball player, my advice is to shut up and don't complain about anything, especially if she is not one of the stars of the team. Many coaches and ADs are petty and vindictive (although that may not be the case at your school). Also, don't complain to the AD or principal in confidence. The coach will probably find out.