flyingearly wrote:I asked for the thread to be deleted, because others had taken steps to try and 'out' the school very visibly. I was genuinely not looking to criticise the school (even if you suggest so), but was/am struggling with where the line between risk and learning is drawn. The premise of the original question likely applies to many different training and club environments up and down the country; I am sure my situation is far from unique.
I have contacted the club and suggested a conversation to discuss and work out positive and constructive next steps.
FWIW, I didn't really have a problem with the thread all the while it remained abstract, but perhaps through my own clumsy wording in the OP (which I took a long time to draft and think through) I allowed it to become specific and accusative when it shouldn't. This is more a product of my own frustration in the circumstances.
That said, I'll have a chat with my instructor and club and see what they think. I believe there is genuinely merit in the discussion and - if they agree - would be very supportive of the thread coming back provided we play the ball, not the man (or woman) as the case may be.
Very well said, and I fully support your conclusion. I did suggest a chat with the instructor in my last post on the original thread and this is exactly the right course.
You will find there are some tinkers around who will provoke, but let it matter not, listen to the various opinions, and, in this case, particularly what the club has to say and draw your own conclusions.
Personally I think you were quite right to withdraw the thread - it had run its course, and this is when things start to go down hill.
Inevitably it would be interesting to hear what they have to say and what you conclude.
Thank you for an interesting discussion.