Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Troubled

I wish I could put into words what I'm feeling right now. It's not pretty and I am so conflicted over it it's exausting.
Disappointment-in adults who have taken upon the responsibility to shape young people's lives.That's a good way to sum it all up.
How can a coach stand over the top of this little boy and yell, wave his arms and publicly humiliate him over his very first goal that he was so excited about?
How can he take away his joy of kicking the ball through the cones for the first time?
How can he intimidate a 4 year old and make him feel unworthy?



 I am fuming. My stomach is in knots. I feel so bad for him.

 
These were taken a few weeks ago during practice.
So Glad I caught these...since he won't be back-at least on this team.

3 comments:

Beadroe said...

Good for you for taking a stand. My son hates sports for exactly that reason, a bad coach.

ZanBryDesigns said...

That is nuts that a coach would do that to him or anyone else. I think it is great that you are taking a stand with him.

Amanda said...

I'm not sure if "taking a stand" is what I'd call it. My husband works with him so it might get touchy there... One game left and we're finished-just gotta get thru that. Lesson learned-and if he chooses to play again it will be on a different team. :) btw-we celebrated his goal tonite by taking him for ice cream.