I am writing in response and agreement with the previous report for the Dallas Patriots(from Donna, Garland Texas). I totally agree with everything she has reported. I thought I was being difficult, but I have heard more and more lately in regards to this organization. Logan is out for the money and ONLY the money. I just hope he doesn't give "ministers" a bad rep. That is honestly one of the things that impressed me....due to my child needing that strong influence in his life. I am a single mother of two very active boys. One who is 14 and the other who is 8 years old.
This particular organization catered to the "rich". If you were able to place your child in the batting lessons and things, then your child will play. Practices were NEVER instructional!! They sat there and watched the boys play. Never stopped them and instructed them on what to do. ONLY during the lessons, which were $75.00 a lesson. Then they thought it was amazing that the team lost almost every game they played.....gee I wonder why.
Not only were you paying for the lessons, but were you driving all the way to Forney, TExas. Alot of the parents were under the impression the practices were around the Richardson area....which would have been more of a central location for most on the team.
Most on the team were under the impression that Logan would be the coach, and "claimed" he had much experience in baseball and our boys would get top notch training. I think Logan made maybe a total of 8 games(maybe less). Many of the boys lost their respect for Logan and made the comment that he bailed out on them because they were not winning. Logan obviously has no children to understand the concept of earning respecting, because he demanded it and gave NONE.
My son missed one practice(after being notified on a Wed. for a Friday practice--at the beginning of the season) due to a job I had scheduled for several months. His father refused to help out. His father had him another weekend, therefore he was late that pactice as well. My son I think has played(I promise)a total of two entire hours during the entire season. There was never a set schedule for practices. IF you were lucky to look at the website or email, then you were able to know about them two days before. A couple of the parents were kind enough to start calling everyone to notify for particular events.
When I questioned Logan....his reply was very ugly....he said we were told if we were to approach him or other coaches about playing time...then that would ONLY hurt our boys worse!! Imagine that, speaking to parents that way. Wait a minute, I thought we paid him to teach our children. I am sorry, but these are 13 and 14 year old boys who still needed their parents for many parts of their lives. I explained to him, that he was punishing my child for having a single mother of two boys, who workes 3 jobs; and a lack of a father! He claims all the boys are treated equal when on the field. That is not possible when you are a minister and he actual molding boys other than baseball.
Before expanding this organization, Logan had 16, 17, and 18 year olds......ONES WHO CAN DRIVE, I MIGHT ADD......then that rule about practices and things would be possible to enforce...you can not punish boys for something that was totally unavoidable!!!
My son was hurt during the middle of the season. I spoke with the coach(remember Logan bailed out) about the situation. I promised to have him at all the practices and games possible for support of the team with the exception of out of town tournaments. I told the coach he could help him out and various ways. The coach promised to keep him involved....nope...he did not!!! Finally, I called and just told him my son will not be returning for the remainder of the season.
I will seek my legal options as well....I was going to let the dead dog lie, but I "borrowed" the money so my child could even play on this team....and still paying on the loan. I greatly feel that Logan Stout has STOLEN money from a single mother!!! I feel everyone needs to know before trusting someone who can not be trusted. I have certainly used my "word of mouth" and have been spreading the news of this scam. The funny thing is there are alot more people out there(not even on the team) who are aware of the situations and organization.