Mason County Football League
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a fan

Lizemores, WV

#22 Sep 24, 2012
This also my sons first year and he loves it too. My son is not the star player and he does get plenty of playing time. But I would love to see all the kids play and be moved into different positions so they will find the place that suits them best. All I want is everyone to have a fair chance. Not the same few while others look on. As for the coaches I am thankful they are willing to put in the time for our kids.But let all of them play and have fun. My 2 older sons played high school football. Coach Darst gave them a chance to play and shine on their own their own merits. Both of them were always starting and played alot on both sides of the ball. he did not play favorites when his son as well as mine screwed up they sit out a play or two to think about it. I truly feel this is not happening on this league.
coaches not babysitters

United States

#23 Sep 24, 2012
There are too many parents that pull up, drop their kids off and show up 2 hours later and have no idea how their child acted at practice. If a child doesn't want to practice and put in the effort, then that child isn't going to play. But then mommy or daddy get mad when they sit the bench, having no idea how they are in practice. There are many parents that stay at practices, some watch and see what they are doing, others sit and do their nails and chit chit. If you have a problem, ask the coaches what the deal is. Or continue to hide and start drama. If you aren't helping to make things better, then you are just making them worse...
Football Love

Mason, WV

#24 Sep 24, 2012
No I am an NOT a coaches wife and have zero affiliation with the league. I just paid the sign up fee like everyone else. I really just love my son getting to be a part of a team and make lots and lots of happy memories. I refuse to get involved it the politics of kids sporting events. It's for fun and all the kids learn so much about how to get along with others and how to be a good winner and a good loser. Sure there is going to be some "bad apples" in coaching. The kids are going to deal with that their whole life. A bad coach or teacher now, a less then stellar high school coach later, a collage professor that dislikes them for some reason or doesn't give them a fair grade. But it all makes them into better adults. My son might grow up and have a crappy boss but maybe he will remember that crappy coach or teacher and know how to deal with him with out just quitting his job.
Political

Ardsley, NY

#25 Sep 24, 2012
Thise posting how the ppis coach us there for the kids... You got that right, his own kids!
a fan

Lizemores, WV

#26 Sep 24, 2012
I do attend all practices.I am right there suggesting to the coach that he should let the other boys have a chance.My son does put forth the effort as do the other boys.Well guess what the coaches son has the ball again.I am not starting drama I am stating the facts. as you can see from all these different posts there must be a problem.Sad thing is this could all be corrected if the coach would listen to some of the suggestions and see the other 9 boys not just his. Now off to practice to watch the coaches kid try to be the whole team.
coaches not babysitters

Point Pleasant, WV

#27 Sep 24, 2012
So what team does your son play on. Beale? Roosevelt? I know the point teams one coach's son is a lineman and I don't think the other coach has a child playing. Lets get specific on who you are bashing, because there are some good coaches in this league!
Gerry

Point Pleasant, WV

#28 Sep 24, 2012
Not to mention a lot of our young men who could be out doing a lot worse but give their time to young kids!
Cowboy

Point Pleasant, WV

#29 Sep 24, 2012
It's about letting the kids,,,,enjoy the sport,,,,an the key word is team!!!! Not one.......
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do the math

Alkol, WV

#31 Sep 24, 2012
a fan wrote:
I do attend all practices.I am right there suggesting to the coach that he should let the other boys have a chance.My son does put forth the effort as do the other boys.Well guess what the coaches son has the ball again.I am not starting drama I am stating the facts. as you can see from all these different posts there must be a problem.Sad thing is this could all be corrected if the coach would listen to some of the suggestions and see the other 9 boys not just his. Now off to practice to watch the coaches kid try to be the whole team.
Next time, take a pad and pen. Write down the number of touches his son has. Report something other than you opinion. Every time YOUR son doesn't touch the ball is a wasted opportunity. Not being a smartass, every parent feels the same way. You need some facts to back up your opinion though or you are just another whiny parent.
Hello

Oceana, WV

#32 Sep 24, 2012
Football Love wrote:
This is my sons first year playing and he LOVES it. I have not seen any of the favoritism you are all talking about. He isn't some star player but from what I can see all the boys are playing pretty equally. Sure, mine isn't going to get to play as much as the kid that has played for 4 years. That's just sports. How do you think high school is going to be? Let's just let these boys do what they love and HAVE FUN! I know from experience that it takes a lot of time and energy to coach. I am thankful that we have these guys that are willing to dedicate all this time to do it for our kids.
You hit it on the head! My son has Played for now 7 yrs and is sophmore not at Point! OH..... He is amazing! But his freshman year he sit out! It does happen! Also i and my children have learned. The more you put out in practice is how you gonna get On the field during the game! Called dedication that is exactly how it is in high school! Not saying no ones child isnt giveing their all! There is always a couple kids out there that even at midget league levels that is passion drivin about football! These are also little life lessons I feel that are good for the children! Its never fair and the whole 7 almost 8 yrs for one child and 6 yrs for another there is ALWAYS a coacg who has a child on the team! Either QB or runner! Not fair but it does happen!
Hello

Oceana, WV

#33 Sep 24, 2012
I sat at every practice and watched! In out league there was always certain kids who twirled circles or ran off field 1000 times to pee or watching the birds in the sky! There is kids that shouldnt run the ball! If your child can not hold ball, run fast or handle a hard hit than NO that coach has no right putting that type child in! If your child does have talent hang in it will pay off! Also mothers and some fathers its more than just grabbing the ball and running! These kids have to be able to remember what play is what! If they dont take extra time to learn than no shouldnt run ball! If your child can't throw then they shouldn't be QB! Head coaches spend their practice watching which boys belongs where better for their personal safety and of course to help win a TD! Be active in watching! Nothing worse than a parent who stands sideline practices yelling at Coaches or their own children! Big embareasment!
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Buckeye raised

United States

#35 Sep 27, 2012
Real football players come out of ohio so if u wanted a good football player take thim over to ohio and thats cental ohio
disgusted

United States

#36 Sep 29, 2012
If the two boys were bullied by the coach report the coach to CPS, they will do a investigation!!!!
Well

Point Pleasant, WV

#37 Oct 11, 2012
If you haven't noticed by now, this happens in many many sports. Not just football & not just in Pt. Pl. Anytime a coach has a child on their team, it makes a precarious position. Sometimes it actually can even work the opposite way due to the fact that they go a little overboard trying not to be accused of playing favorites. However this is usually not the case. Look around at how many football, basketball, cheerleaders, & the list goes on & on, we're not nearly as talented as other players yet didn't get played,picked,or warmed the bench. I know it is extremely upsetting now, but later on in life it won't be doing those kids any favors when they don't know how to cope on their own. Mommy & Daddy won't always be there to hand them what they want on a silver platter. It will be an even harder lesson to learn when they get older.
Well

Point Pleasant, WV

#38 Oct 11, 2012
Well wrote:
If you haven't noticed by now, this happens in many many sports. Not just football & not just in Pt. Pl. Anytime a coach has a child on their team, it makes a precarious position. Sometimes it actually can even work the opposite way due to the fact that they go a little overboard trying not to be accused of playing favorites. However this is usually not the case. Look around at how many football, basketball, cheerleaders, & the list goes on & on, we're not nearly as talented as other players yet didn't get played,picked,or warmed the bench. I know it is extremely upsetting now, but later on in life it won't be doing those kids any favors when they don't know how to cope on their own. Mommy & Daddy won't always be there to hand them what they want on a silver platter. It will be an even harder lesson to learn when they get older.
Should have been written "were' rather than "we're". Sorry, autocorrect got me.

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