About the boy

Another rant.  This one NOT about the girl or the broken system in place for people with disabilities.  This one about my boy.

The facts are that approximately 5.8 percent, or less than one in 17 of all high school senior boys playing interscholastic football will go on to play football at a NCAA member institution. Of those college seniors only 1.8 will play in the NFL.

So with those statistics why does a coach need to diminish a young boys hopes at getting some time on the turf.  Is it too much to ask that high school ball cannot be about building self-esteem and creating a sense of team?  Can the boy experience what it feels like to belong to a team, work hard, celebrate victory and feel defeat?

We talk about bullying in high schools.  Can that same reference be made to the coaches that take away a young man’s drive and enthusiasm all in the name of coaching?  I say coaching is about elevating a young person’s esteem, not taking it away.

 

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