White House Youth Basketball

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Not acceptable

Greenbrier, TN

#1 Jan 26, 2013
I went to White House today to watch my grandson play in a basketball game at the Center. While waiting for his game to start, there was a game in progress. Talking to the people sitting around me, I was told that the 2 teams that were playing were the best of the teams in their age group and that both were undefeated. It was a good game & both teams were playing their hearts out. What I have a problem with is that the "adults" that were sitting at the scoring table were very obviously and loudly cheering for one of the teams that were playing. I have never seen anyone act so disrespectfully at a children's sporting event. I'm guessing that there were some family members or something playing on that team but, that doesn't matter. It was totally uncalled for. I think whoever is in charge of this situation should see that the 3 adults that are at the scoring table act accordingly & if they can't then maybe they should look for someone who can. Everyone in the crowd that was watching was appalled at the inappropriate way they were acting.
Thats Right

Greenbrier, TN

#2 Jan 27, 2013
I was there also & saw how the people at that table were acting. That was, in my opinion, not acceptable. How can we expect our children to act as they should when they see adults acting so disrespectfully to other children.
Basketball expert

Hendersonville, TN

#3 Jan 28, 2013
It's White House. What do you expect. Put kids in real league.
Mike Thurman

White House, TN

#4 Nov 12, 2013
It is sad that those who are charged to govern the games get involved personally in a manner it could affect the kids but,most are volinteers and do have personal interest.Unfortunitly some cannot control emotions.
But that said,we were at my grandsons football game out of town,and one of the refs was on his cel phone during the game several times for 5 mins. or longer each time.The coaches,the anouncers said nothing and many bad calls occured.So---whats the differance.
White House has one of the best atheletic programs you will find but volenteers are required to keep the cost down or there would be no program at all.
The comment of PUT THE KIDS a REAL LEAGUE is very disrespecful toward the city and those who offer their service free of charge to see their children have the opertunities of sports. Nothing is perfect.
Oma 1994 - newcomer

Portland, TN

#5 Nov 22, 2013
The comments are interesting and not without merit. I will say, however, that I have attended football, soccer and basketball games in each of the communities represented, both school district and community sports events. What I have found is that the fans are no different in any of your communities. Mind you, the behavior is not restricted to this area, but is prevalent anywhere in the nation. The problem is, fans expect a certain behavior from their opponents but have no difficulty setting a bad example by behaving in the same manner the find disgusting in others.

Suggest that next time you attend a youth event, remember where you are, who's playing, and if you find something amiss, speak to the officials/managers of the facility.

As for the scorekeepers, I'd have made my way to the table to speak to them during a break in the game. Have done so in the past.

Just sayin'

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