Help me understand High School Football coaches..

@juls2me2 (2151)
United States
September 25, 2006 4:24pm CST
when I was a kid they would cut players if they didn't have the skill to play. Today, they don't cut players. Coaches have their favorites no matter what skills others may have and the rest of the kids become sideline cheerleaders in uniform. Do they do this to just get more money from parents? I noticed the self-esteem of the sideliners goes down the tube if they can't play, even if a team is so far ahead and the coach only plays favorites....Is this common or is there a reason they do that to the kids?
1 response
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
18 Oct 06
In children's sports, I think it is wrong not to give each and every member of the team a chance to play at least part of the game. How else do children learn to play the game properly plus it will have a negative effect on their confidence and in all likelihood they will never be good at the game. Wrong, oh so wrong to leave out any child, particularly as the ones who are not so skilled are usually the ones who turn up for every practice.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Great point and I totally agree with your view.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
13 Feb 07
Thanks for giving me best response for this discussion juls2me2. :)