Gotcha! This one’s not about politics. It’s about behavior. Some adults, particularly coaches, exhibit deplorable behavior toward children.
We need to gather our deplorable behaviors in a basket and throw them away. I’ll start with the following list. Let’s gather as many as we can and get them away from youth sports…away from our kids, period.
- Physical punishment.
That’s a good start for my basket. What about yours? What behaviors do you exhibit that your kids can do without? Medals and trophies will tarnish and chip. Stories of the game-winning score will change depending on who tells them, but people always remember how you treat them.