Sunday, October 20, 2013

Unsportsmanlike conduct in youth sports

It disgusts me to see parents and coaches (or parent coaches) demonstrating unsportsmanlike conduct by yelling at their kids (and other kids) during youth sports. This is a story about a time when I was performing a football volunteer duty that put me "behind enemy lines" and up close and personal with an uncomfortable situation: coaches swearing, throwing clipboards and towels, and berating kids. Hello? These kids are 12. It's not the NFL!

Thanksgiving for one

Thanksgiving hasn't been my favorite holiday since my mother passed away at this time of year 15 years ago. Although I tried to carry on...