Submitted by Evelyn Twomey.
Wondering if I am the only one who feels this way about children sports… My 9 year old great grandson, signed up for football this year on the Parkland, Spanaway team. He loves football, and loves to play, and wants to learn to be a good player.
So, two weeks ago was their first game, Conner did not get to play at all. After the game, which they lost, Conner asked why he did not get to play. The coach told him he was not good enough to play. Well, we thought that was why we signed him, to learn.
How mean to tell a 9 year old he was not good enough. That remark may stay with him the rest of his life. So this Saturday was the 2nd game. He was allowed to play the last 2 and 1/2 minutes. To add to the problem his father paid $400, so his son could play and learn.
These children, are young and there to play a game, not necessarily to win. It does not sound like Conner had any fun at all, sitting on the sidelines and learning nothing. And terribly disappointed. He said, if I can’t play, I am going to quit.