Youth football
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Its not rite

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#1 Sep 28, 2012
Im new to this but why do the same kids play every play and others sit on the bench the hole game.I keep hearing that only kids with certain last names get the majority of the playing time not the one that are besto
WRONG

Westmoreland, TN

#2 Sep 28, 2012
I think this is one of the best years we have had.

All of the coaches, kids and parents want to win and let me assure you they won't let the best kid sit on the sidelines while they lose.

I will say I'm not from here and I don't have the right last name. It's my sons first year to play and he does play. When he isn't listening or paying attention he sits out.
gville

Brush Creek, TN

#3 Sep 28, 2012
Your not mistaken ..My son played one year and yes you have to either be a coaches kid or their good friend..They never give other kids a try..The youth leagues are aweful...
Parent

Cottontown, TN

#4 Sep 28, 2012
Do you work with your kid to get any better? Do you get them there on time and teach them to be respectful? Parents are part of the problem. It also helps to not have to listen to parents tell at there kid when the games being played. It's not about favoritism all the time it is who shows potential and is willing to listen.
Parent

Cottontown, TN

#5 Sep 28, 2012
*yell*
Its not rite

United States

#6 Sep 28, 2012
How can kids get better if they don't get a chance to play? The coaches are trusted to teach the kids and and to give them all a equal chance to play.Not to mention that their parents have paid the same fee's as everyone else,and to drive around the mid state only to watch their kid sit on the bench. The bottom line is every child should get to play and that does not happen here
WRONG

Westmoreland, TN

#7 Sep 28, 2012
Not every kid even wants to play and be a starter they just want to be accepted and feel like part of the team. If by chance that is somebody's child and you push the issue you ruin it for them.

As far as being fair because you paid money.... Life isn't fair. We don't get to pay and not work for some things and life be equal for everyone.

Also we have great coaches. You should try going to them in private to find out what the problem is. You will solve it a lot faster that way then trying to start a bickering session here.

Like I said I know for a fact I don't have the "right last name" and I didn't know any of the coaches before this season and my son plays. He works for his spot at home and at practice.
Check

United States

#8 Sep 28, 2012
I use to coach youth football. I can tell you first hand that we didn't care who your parents are. We played the best. I've only had a couple parents complain about playing time. Each time the parent wanted them to play more than the child did. And as was stated before, you can tell what parents work with them at home. The facts are, the coaches only have a short window of time to work with them and most that time is spent running drills and working on plays. If you want him to get more playing time, work with him, tell him to pay attention while on the side lines and to give his best while running drills. Unfortunately football is a competitive sport and it's just not possible to play every child equally. As far as you paying the fees, at the end of the year, every child comes away from the season with a trophy, jersey, socks, mouth piece and either a sweat shirt or back pack. At least that's what we gave while I coached. Maybe football isn't his sport. Maybe you should try baseball, basketball or soccer.
All is fair

Cottontown, TN

#9 Sep 29, 2012
I have been involved with kids at all levels. If more parents would just be an encourager instead Making excuses and over exaggerate your kiddos ability quite abit!
nobody

Bethpage, TN

#10 Sep 29, 2012
Here we go again.wah,wah,wah..my kid don't get to play..maybe he aint good enuf to play...or maybe he don't want to play.I think the coaches do a great job.
playing time

Portland, TN

#11 Oct 3, 2012
competive sports is all about winning. if winning doesnt matter cut off the score boards.the peewees and the seniors team only have one loss between them looks like ther playing the rite players to me.id rather my child be a part of the winning team and sit on the sidelines,than the coaches put the not so good guys in and they or my child loose the game.its football its a team game if you want your kid to play all the time when there not so good let them bowl, play tennis ,or golf.they dont have subs in that sport.......also in youth football half the kids not playing on the side line dont even wanna play.when the team wins all kids go home winners not just the ones that played
hwy 25

Mooresville, NC

#12 Oct 3, 2012
playing time wrote:
competive sports is all about winning. if winning doesnt matter cut off the score boards.the peewees and the seniors team only have one loss between them looks like ther playing the rite players to me.id rather my child be a part of the winning team and sit on the sidelines,than the coaches put the not so good guys in and they or my child loose the game.its football its a team game if you want your kid to play all the time when there not so good let them bowl, play tennis ,or golf.they dont have subs in that sport.......also in youth football half the kids not playing on the side line dont even wanna play.when the team wins all kids go home winners not just the ones that played
So it's not how you play the game, it's winning that's everything.
All is fair

Cottontown, TN

#13 Oct 3, 2012
As long as the kids are taught to play and compete within the rules, then YES, winning if is everything!!!! We are raising such a weak generation competetively in our every kid gets a trophy crock of crap.
mmmm

Wrens, GA

#14 Oct 3, 2012
you have to keep in mind most of the coaches down here are reliving a dream.. this attitude is why our county is not respected and there is not much oppertunity here. it's sad but that is why most move there kids to play sports in another county..
true

Brush Creek, TN

#15 Oct 3, 2012
That's the honest truth coaches and parents both are trying to relive their childhood through their children ..From the cheerleaders to the football players. If the mom or dad was a cheerleader or football player usually the child is too..Small town..It happens in all schools here..Really sad..
hwy 25

Blacksburg, SC

#16 Oct 5, 2012
All is fair wrote:
As long as the kids are taught to play and compete within the rules, then YES, winning if is everything!!!! We are raising such a weak generation competetively in our every kid gets a trophy crock of crap.
Dont get me wrong I enjoy it when my child wins at sports, but its not the end of the world when his team loses. I've tried to teach him good sportsmanship, be a gracious winner and a gracious loser, play hard, do your best, and have fun. I've seen the winning is everything attitude over the years and sometimes it ain't pretty, usually involves a "coach" or parents making complete butts of themselves and embarrassing their children. My dad taught me winning is great, it's easy to win, He said its how you react to losing that builds character because its harder to lose, nobody wants to lose but it happens and being a jerk about it helps no one.
parent

United States

#17 Oct 5, 2012
When are the next signups for football and cheerleading? And what is the youngest the kids can be for the youth football and cheerleading?
blind people

Portland, TN

#18 Oct 5, 2012
mmmm wrote:
you have to keep in mind most of the coaches down here are reliving a dream.. this attitude is why our county is not respected and there is not much oppertunity here. it's sad but that is why most move there kids to play sports in another county..
thers great oppertunity if your child is actually an athlete .sorry everyone thinks their kid is the best and me too, you should its your kid ,but sometimes there (your child) not the best athletes on the field and play behind kids better than them.play to win within the rules or go home....if you dont play to win your not competing
Check

United States

#19 Oct 5, 2012
parent wrote:
When are the next signups for football and cheerleading? And what is the youngest the kids can be for the youth football and cheerleading?
Signups are usually held in June. Keep an eye on the paper. The lasti remember, you have to be at least 6 to play or cheer. It depend on your birthday.
Parent

Charlotte, NC

#20 Oct 13, 2012
If you do not like the rules, vote in new officers who will be for the kids and not for themselfs you have the power for now don't give em another year

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