In fact, talk to virtually any single woman over 40 in Southwest Florida and you’ll hear a similar story: multiple women for every man, unresponsive online matches, a shallow dating pool, and, of the relatively few dateable men around, poor manners and an understanding they are a hot commodity.
“They feel like they don’t really need to put any work in,” says Catherine Clarkson*, a 58-year-old divorcée who’s lived in Naples since 2010.
In some cases, the experience is multi-generational: mothers and fathers who played baseball, softball, football, soccer or who were in cheerleading grew up to have children of their own who competed in the same associations.
Coaches have coached their sons and their sons’ friends — then their grandsons and grandsons’ friends.
That's exactly what I was going to settle for on a warm November night 30 years ago at the Orange Park Athletic Association football field. Chuck Passmore, who played linebacker, offensive tackle, fullback and punted, was the best combination of skill and size, and looked up to the most by the younger players for his sheer athleticism. These kids didn't have a coach three weeks before the opening jamboree, and because of that, nearly didn't have a team. I was never sure what kind of coach they eventually had.
The Bel-Med Dolphins, a 130-pound Pop Warner team I coached that season, had played over their heads all night against a deeper, more talented Orange Park Redskins team. He was a bit on the stoic side, however, and preferred to let his talent do the talking. " he screamed from the huddle after I sent in a safe dive play. All season, we held our breath because of injuries, because if we fell below 16 available players, we’d have to forfeit. There were times when I felt like I was muddling through, learning on the job and finding out that covering football for newspapers in no way prepared you for coaching, even at the Pop Warner level.
Worst-case scenario, we'd punt and our defense would continue to contain the Redskins. Our quarterback, Charlie Pruette, was the leader of the team but more by example than by being vocal.
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Billy was the happiest when we won and the most despondent when we lost. Along the way, we also dealt with social issues such as drugs, interracial dating, single-parent homes and the other everyday pitfalls for adolescents. For many areas, the athletic association rivaled schools and churches as the focal point of activity, where friends and neighbors met through the common bond of having kids on teams.
Even in 1981, without the Internet, video games and satellite TV, there were distractions that could have made it easy to ditch football practice in late summer and early fall Florida heat. We had survived six games to that point, winning four. The vast majority of association boards and coaches are parents of kids who play on the teams.