Do Coaches Take The Game Too Seriously?

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People in Scripps Ranch think that the MAPS division in baseball is too competitive.  Every year, in every sport, you coach or have a child playing and you hear the same thing. The game is supposed to be fun.  Don’t ruin it for the kids.  Let them go out there and have a good time. I am all for that, but guess what.  Winning is more fun. I don’t care if they are in tee ball and there is no score being kept.  The kids are keeping score and they know who wins or looses. I say let the kids be as competitive as they want,  it’s the parents and coaches who need to mellow out a bit.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a 99.9% chance your son or daughter will not become a professional athlete.  You might as well just accept it now and things will be a lot easier.  I am not saying don’t push your child to be the best he can be.  Look, my parents pushed me in sports and in school. I am still playing pitch to yourself softball and creating words that spell check can’t even figure out.  Ok, so where am I going with this?  We have all seen coaches and parents acting like complete assholes during games, but I am sure nobody has seen anything like the video below.  This is from a Pee Wee football game in Pearland, Texas.  Read below and watch the complete video not just the top clip. It’s crazy; one sucker punch and then just mayhem going on.  TMTMTL@RollinSD.com

Kristi Nix of the  Pearland (TX) JOURNAL has a description of what happened between coaches and 11-year-old players of the Bay Area Youth Football League, though Rucks Russell of KHU-TV in Houston reports many of the details of the events leading up to the brawl are in dispute.

Regardless of what caused the altercation, there’s no disputing the aftermath. From Nix:

Bay Area Football League officials say the Patriots coach resigned and is now suspended from the league for life. Several other Hurricanes coaches were thrown out for the rest of the season.

Both teams were banned from post-season play.

Coaches from both sides appealed the ruling. League officials, however, refused to relent and sanctions against both teams still stand.

Pearland Police officials say no arrest were made at the game. And, no charges have been filed in connection with the incident.

The people who run the pee wee league are actually meeting Wednesday night to finalize the suspensions and decision to ban the two teams from the league playoffs this season. The latter has parents of players on both teams upset and demanding that the league lift the playoff ban.

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One of those parents is former Hurricanes head coach Nelson Croasdaile. He claims an opposing coach manhandled his son on the field after a player scuffle which caused him to charge the coach – setting off the entire melee. KHOU:

“I was just trying to protect my son,” he said.

Croasdaile said, just prior to the brawl, his son, who plays for the Hurricanes, was involved in a small altercation with a player for the Patriots. He said that’s when one of the Patriots coaches lifted his son into the air and tossed him about four or five yards.

“That was uncalled for and I just charged,” Croasdaile said.

Croasdaile has been suspended for the season but wants his son’s team to be allowed to finish their season.

Why does a part of me think that might not be such a bright idea? The most notable portion of the video is the appalling cheap shot delivered by an unnamed Hurricanes coach to the back of the neck of an unnamed Patriots coach.

Though police did investigate the entire incident and released a report based on an account from the game referee, apparently assault charges against the perpetrator of the sucker punch will not be filed. Though the *coach* has been suspended from the league for life.

John is a badass motha fucka

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