Some advice for coaches, parents

Before we go on detailing the infamy that was the 2007 Oak Harbor Youth Football season, let me say I am aware that there are thousands of volunteer coaches and supportive parents who provide good examples for their children, preaching and following the rules of sportsmanship. Good for you! But, that’s what you’re supposed to do!

  • Thursday, July 3, 2008 11:38pm
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Before we go on detailing the infamy that was the 2007 Oak Harbor Youth Football season, let me say I am aware that there are thousands of volunteer coaches and supportive parents who provide good examples for their children, preaching and following the rules of sportsmanship. Good for you! But, that’s what you’re supposed to do!

First, parents, your kid is not going to play professional sports. Not unless he’s 6 feet, 4 inches by age 12, or you’ve been feeding him steroids since he could take solid food. So stop playing Marv Marinovich.

Second, coaches, you are not the second coming of Bill Belichick, Vince Lombardi, George Halas or Amos Alonzo Stagg. Stop acting like NFL teams are scouting your pee-wee game looking for new blood. Take the pressure off yourselves and our kids.

Lastly, Oak Harbor Football board members, start doing your jobs and listen to the parents, after all we fund this whole league! Don’t throw this whole league under the bus because of your pride, as pride comes right before the fall.

J. Thomas

Oak Harbor

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