Danville Panthers has always been wonderful to my kids!! Caring league with excellent administration!!
I have been involved in Danville Panthers for several years now and I can not say a negative thing about the league or their coaches! Danville Panthers in my opinion goes above and beyond to help the children on the league succeed in the activity they are participating in. As for the person stating it is all about a trophy I can say without a shadow of doubt it isn't about the trophy as each of those teams has lost and has told the children to hold their heads high as they did the best they could and they couldn't be prouder! Is it nice to win? YES!!! Who doesn't like to win? Rules are put in place for a reason and if you do not teach children at a young age that rules are important and there is consequences for not following the rules they more in likely will not obey the rules as they get older! Danville Panthers has had children follow the same rules in the past and has grown up to be successful in sports career!
This league has absolutely no interest in providing girls with dedicated, caring role models for coaches. One particular coach is more concerned about a $15 trophy than the esteem of her girls. These girls are being ridiculed, not rewarded and praised for their efforts, dedication, and hard work. Anyone with common sense knows that this age is a crucial time for their esteem and confidence, therefore, these coaches should have the ability to put their personal desires aside and contribute to these girls' confidence and self-respect. When a league has coaches like this, their reputation will be ruined and no parent (well, those who care more about their child than their own personal desires) will allow their child to cheer for this league. The league needs to consider how this kind of treatment will affect a child later on; it can destroy their esteem, confidence, and they will have no respect for themselves. Why? All because of one selfish, inconsiderate, despicable coach!
So it's been made clear that it's all about a TROPHY. I was told that by the cheerleading president and someone that is on the board. So it has nothing to with building a child's self esteem. It's about killing it. Lexie has not missed one practice or a game. When Tosha signed her up she told them that she works and there would be days that she would be late. She was told that it world be ok if she was a little late, not to worry about it. It was all good. Now all 3 kids ride to practice together so if one is late so are the others. No one else has a problem with it except the C team coach. But it gets better, she was over heard telling Lexie that she was going to keep them from getting a trophy. And it was told to another parent that it was said that Lexie just wasn't good enough. There was no warning that this was coming. No one ever said that if she was late one more time or anything that she would be kept from competition at the festival. No one ever anything. Just a phone call to say she wasn't allowed to compete. If she had missed practices then I could understand if being late was a problem something should have been said so it could have been prevented and sit out for a game. A lot of money was paid to this team for her to cheer and now she isn't allowed to. I just think it's wrong and I hate being lied to. I know she isn't the best one out there and it's a struggle but this is a teaching time especially at this age. To be told (which the coach is refusing to tell her and I think she should be the one to tell her because it was her decision) that she can't cheer when in fact she has not missed not one practice or game is a shame and disgrace. I would like to know if Ramage or the Madison colts treats their kids like this as well. Like I said before it is a form of discrimination. I know I get upset and mad when my kids don't get a chance but you know what I would stand up
For any kid that was being treated unfairly. It's not like you're going to win 10,000 it's a trophy that you will sit in a shelf while in the meantime you have destroyed a child confidence in themselves. That is what this is about because trust me that confidence will take you a lot farther in life than a little
Plastic 10.00 trophy