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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Football Brawl


No wonder kids are they way they are today. What in the hell was this coach thinking? Delay hit or not his action is uncalled for. Isn't that the reason there are refs at these games - to call the penalty shots not the coaches?

I have coached 4 seasons of volleyball both boys and girls. Yes, it may not be football - but still coaching is coaching. Sure there were times I wanted to yell and scream at other players; other coaches; and of course the refs but certainly did not. Ok, one time I did, but felt guilty for it and apologized to her afterwards. They cannot see everything that goes on.

As an adult coach you are entrusted with other people's children to teach them not only the game but to respect everyone that is not only on the field but on the sidelines. If you're out there tossing other kids around what does that teach them? Brutality is ok? I don't think so.

I have been on both sides of the fence as a player and a coach, it is not easy but you have to learn "to play the ball not the call," and show maturity. Soon I will be the parent watching from the sidelines and I can't even imagine the rage that has set in with the parents of the child who was hit by the adult. I do know if it was my child that was hit, I'd be pissed and rightfully so.

I was shocked when I saw this on ESPN and remember saying to the hubby - "What in the hell just happened?" "Did that coach just knock that player down?"

What is this world coming to, after all, are we not in this coaching position for the kids?


Blogger Rude Cactus said...

Proof again that adults take kids' sports way too seriously sometimes. It's supposed to be about having fun, right?

7:24 AM  
Blogger DMM said...

Tell me about it! I especially love the parents who don't know squat about the sport telling you how to coach or what kids should be played vs. the kids that shouldn't. I just remember telling myself - "It's not about the money, it's about the kids!"

8:23 AM  

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