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Telling parents their daughter didn't make the top team

Any advice on how to tell parents their daughter didn't make the top team after having been it the year before. This is a primary school team.

why do you need to explain your decisions to parents?  if the child or parent came to you, and asked what their child could do to help their chances to make the top team for next year thats a different story, but isnt it obvious why their daughter didnt make it?  her skills or attitude were not at the level that is required to make that team.  end of story.  (one of my bug bears is parents and children who have this entitlement of being in the best team but not have the skills to back it up). if you need to make a speech, then i would probably just say something along the lines of...after the trials, i have picked teams based on levels of skills and attitude (or whatever it is you chose the teams on) and if there is anyone who would like some feedback about how they went during the trials I am happy to sit down with you and explain to you what skills need improvement to achieve the level of netball you would like.

hope that helps.

Thanks Lee-anne

Lots of drama with one of the mums who doesn’t (and still doesn’t ) quite "get" that teams are chosen on ability!!!

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