Son #3 loves to play baseball for fun. He is 13 years old. His recreational team was thrown together at the last minute, and a head coach from another association is coaching the team. The head coach brought his 4 players, asst coaches. They combined with our 8 players to make this team. We find out about first practice from the association director. He points us the online season practice schedule.
First practice....6-8 parents and 6 players mulling around before the first practice. The head coach walks by everyone, and go down to the dugout with a bucket of balls. He calls the players down to the field and they start practice. We figure out who he is, and I thought it was strange he did not introduce himself to the parents or the players when he had the chance.....in front of everyone. Practice ends. Again, no talk to players or parents about expectations, uniforms, games, next practice.....nothing.
First game....We had our first game last Friday night. Again no communication after the game, no email, phone calls about anything to anyone. I've coached for 12 years including rec and very competitive travel. I know what it takes to run a team and organization. I have not seen anything like this, and don't know what to make of it. I don't want to be that ex-coach guy that tells him he is doing this all wrong, but some base level of human communication and etiquette would be a start such as name, experience, telephone number and how he is going to reach us for changes/cancellations. Am I out of line in expecting some level of communication from the head coach?