This is a great little article about Daddy Ball and how to avoid it. Now, I disagree with their first method of avoidance (which was avoiding a team where the coach’s kid is bad), but overall, this is a fine read on the topic.
I feel that they summed up the entire phenomenon that is Daddy Ball with the line “… perception is also reality here. Daddy Ball exists if parents think it does — it’s that simple.“
It is truly a shame that leagues don’t protect against this sort of thing. While a lot of the blame still falls squarely on the coach himself/herself. As I discussed at length in my book, the first time I had a parent question my son’s position/playing time I stepped away from coaching his team. I hadn’t done anything wrong, but I didn’t want that perception out there. What kind of self-respecting coach does? The answer is: A Selfish One.
Certainly not a good coach. Good coaching would have prevented it from happening to begin with.
Enjoy the article: http://spiderselite.com/2015/06/16/daddy-ball/