Speaking as a coach, and I'll preface it with that I am in my 30's and healthy, I understand the severity and seriousness of COVID but I still want to coach and have a season.Funniest part is that it’s the adults (coaches and parents) who are frantic about playing and they are the ones with the greater chance of dying from Covid. Kids seem to understand the situation better. You coaches are willing to risk your health for a $4-6k stipend? No thank you.
If that means no fans, so be it. Our team, our staff WANT to play. If given that opportunity we will take it.
Am I dependent on my coaching stipend? No. But it certainly does supplement our income and budget - it is money that we can use for certain things.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and COVID has certainly shown that. Hopefully we can move forward sooner rather than later.