Don't Want To Be On The Team
I'm on my school's volleyball team, and I hate every second of it. No matter how hard I try it's never enough to please my coach.
I want to quit, but I don't want to have to deal with everyone asking why. Either way I'm miserable with this situation. What should I do?
It sounds like a pretty tough situation. If you aren't happy, then quitting the team might not be such a bad idea. If people ask why you can always tell them, "I just have a lot going on with family stuff, and it was too hard to juggle everything." You don't have to give them a whole bunch of details about why you don't want to be on the team anymore.
However, not all players are going to get along with their coaches. It could be that this coach picks on you because he/she sees that you have a lot of potential and they want you to get better. They are pushing you because they can see that you are talented. Maybe it would be worth sticking it out for the rest of the volleyball season and then next year, would you have a different coach? Chances are, the freshmen coach only coaches the freshmen, so next year you'd have someone new. That might be easier to deal with. You can try to continue to do your best, and when you get yelled at, channel that frustration and anger you feel at the volleyball. Take it out when you serve it, spike it, dig it, or run around on the court. If you get yelled at during practice, leave it at practice. Leave what happened in the gym in the gym and go about your day. Your coach doesn't control the rest of your life, he/she only controls how much you play. YOU control the rest of your life. Make the decision that you feel is best for you. If its quitting, then do it--but just tell people you have a lot going on right now and volleyball wasn't working. If its sticking it out for a couple more weeks, then do that--cause you definitely can! It might make you frustrated, but it will probably make you a stronger and determined person.
See if that helps and let us know! Hang in there.