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Old Thu Oct 26, 2006, 11:40am
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Not Basketball, But Another Parent on the Field

Click on the link below, or copy and paste into the URL space on your browser. Saw this on MSNBC last night, and got this link this morning.

http://www.turnto23.com/news/1014234...0581&qs=1;bp=t
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Old Thu Oct 26, 2006, 12:06pm
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Click on the link below, or copy and paste into the URL space on your browser. Saw this on MSNBC last night, and got this link this morning.

http://www.turnto23.com/news/1014234...0581&qs=1;bp=t
One more reason why you never lay your hands on a player.
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Old Thu Oct 26, 2006, 12:26pm
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One more reason to get rid of youth sports.
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Old Thu Oct 26, 2006, 12:54pm
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One more reason to get rid of youth sports.

Just get rid of the parents!
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Old Fri Oct 27, 2006, 01:49am
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One more reason to get rid of youth sports.
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Old Fri Oct 27, 2006, 06:22am
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Old Fri Oct 27, 2006, 06:26am
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I don't think he was really serious, we all need to learn to have a sense of humor sometimes. We are all going to have high blood pressure.

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Old Fri Oct 27, 2006, 09:31am
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I don't think he was really serious, we all need to learn to have a sense of humor sometimes. We are all going to have high blood pressure.

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Actually I'm serious about your idea. Keep the sports, get rid of the parents. I teach 5th grade and since my students know I am around athletics all the time (I do football and baseball as well) they often come to me with their stories about yelling parents and coahces in their youth leagues. I tell them to use those as examples of how sportsmanship shouldn't look.
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Old Fri Oct 27, 2006, 10:08am
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No need to get rid of youth sports, just get rid of parents, officials, coaches, game management, anyone that wants to set up an official championship of any kind, media, cameras, etc.

Let the kids play. Put an EMT in the playground and let 'em go!

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Old Fri Oct 27, 2006, 10:14am
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Well said Jim. I don't think players learn to enjoy the game as much with all of the organization these days. I was emphasizing to my class just the other day that we use the term "play sports" so they should be fun.
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Old Fri Oct 27, 2006, 12:56pm
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When I was a kid we played in my backyard or in someone else's back yard and played football, baseball, soccer, basketball and any other sport we could think of. We did not have parents anywhere in sight. I did not play many organized sports at all until I was in HS. You could blow it up and I would not be hurt. I used to think youth sports were helpful to kids, but the more I hear about these incidents, the more I begin to change my mind.

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Old Fri Oct 27, 2006, 11:56pm
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I think organized sports is fun for kids, but people do go way overboard. I think the majority of the practice kids get should be on the playground with each other and maybe play organized games one night per week. The best way to do it would be to allow one or two parents from each team to go and videotape the game. Then they can all sit around together later and watch the game with their kids and gripe about the referees all they want.
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Old Sat Oct 28, 2006, 12:41am
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I think organized sports is fun for kids, but people do go way overboard. I think the majority of the practice kids get should be on the playground with each other and maybe play organized games one night per week. The best way to do it would be to allow one or two parents from each team to go and videotape the game. Then they can all sit around together later and watch the game with their kids and gripe about the referees all they want.
Maybe we could video tape the parents watching the game and make them watch the tape two days later; just to show them how juvenile they act.
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Maybe we could video tape the parents watching the game and make them watch the tape two days later; just to show them how juvenile they act.

good idea!
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I know of two morons in particular at an AAU game where a camera focused on their antics would've been great. Fortunately, game management there was all over it. I will go back to that tournament next year.
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