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Video – Brawl at a kids football game

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2 Responses to “Video – Brawl at a kids football game”


  1. September 30, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Folks

    Read this article and watch the report from CBS and tell me what you think.

    A few things that jump off the page here. First of all, the guy who threw the sucker punch will MOST DEFINITELY be brought up on charges soon and be found guilty of at least aggravated assault.

    If you listen to the last line of the video segement, you will vomit when you hear about how some of the father’s excused their own actions.

    Bravo to the league for how they handled this.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/29/peewee-football-fight-video_n_743404.html

    Lemme know what you think.

    Coach Tony

  2. 2 Bobby Boucher
    October 1, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Go to any football game this weekend at any level and you’ll find that guy who is right on the line of inappropriate behavior or instigating confrontation with the other team. EVERY GAME! From pee wee football to high school ball, there are mothers and fathers monitoring every call, every perceived slight to their kid and displaying complete outrage (as is the case in the video) if some kid hits anoither after the whistle (Let the refs handle it, your not in the driveway). Just sit in the stands anywhere. You’ll hear it there and ,unfortunately, probably see it on the sidelines. Parents who coach youth football have many agendas for why they do it. They just want to help out, ensure that their kid gets a fair shake, ensure that their kid plays a certain position or gets sufficient playing time. I can understand all of these in some way. However, there are those parent/coaches that satisfy their daily impotence by ruling over their little kingdom of youth football. Whether it be at practice during the week or at the game on the weekend. They fill that hole by berating 8-12 year olds or treating every mistake as if the Super Bowl has now been lost. This is it for them. They find the machismo that they never possessed themselves in their position as coach of the pee wee team. They now have an audience that has no clue that they never play a down of football or laced up a pair of cleats. They watch a couple of youtube videos and are instantly experts on quarterback technique or tackling. These are the guys that usually go nuts on the videos. They can’t put youth sports into perspective because they’ve either never played sports or never played higher than pee wee football. They have garnered absolutely no lessons on sportsmanship or proper behavior because they have never been there. “Act like you been there before” is a common line you might hear from a coach to keep a player humble. Well these parents have not been there before. That’s why you get the classless parent doing the sticks running down the other teams sideline when his kid goes for a long run. There are so many examples of this that I could go on forever. Bottom line is that this will keep happening if teams let parent volunteers represent them. A coach or organization should be very careful about the people who will represent them. This goes for practice and games. I hear all the time, “Well, he is volunteering his time”, when refering to poor coaching behavior. That’s not good enough! We cannot look the other way because a coach is giving his time as a volunteer. It is not always an easy process, but coaches need to get parents “who get it” and put these games into perspective. I know this is a little long, but there are so many issues that play into an event like this happening.


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