17 Replies to “Youth Soccer Club kids are playing for the fun of the sport”

  1. Buy my Johnny is the best there is! I mean, just look at the other kids and how they try and play. They get so mad at Johnny because he is so good and just shove him around. And the refs are jealous too, they only wish their kids were as good as Johnny so they let the other kids push him around. Johnny is very well mannered and wouldn’t act out and retaliate against those big bullies. His dream is to play on an Olympic team.

  2. I think the only time I would get angry at a coach at a little tykes game is if one child, be it my own or not, never gets to play. I had that happen to me too many times and it was so infuriating.

  3. I live directly across the road from a popular soccer field and the local soccer association has mandated “SOS” (Silence on the Sidelines) and anyone who breaks the rule can get their team penalised.

  4. in my hometown, recreational soccer for kids under 15 is SO celebrated we have an annual festival for the championship games (carnival included)… you can imagine how desperately my hometown needs this poster…

  5. I have two sons and you wouldn’t believe what crazy parents exist.

    We had a meeting in the school to discuss the educational career of our kids (3rd grade!).
    One mother insisted that her daughter will become a lawyer and asked a bunch of question how she can do this the fastest way. And she was totally serious about that. Everything is already planned for that poor 8-9 year girl.

  6. Athletic director for a YMCA. Best one was a 3-4 year old soccer practice. Will is not only the best but I should be ashamed that I paired him up with a team that makes him look worse. Every single sport man.

  7. I’m sure plenty of parents go overboard, but I think a lot organizations use this sort of thing as cover for having shitty refs that don’t know the rules. If you can’t get enough competent refs, then your organization shouldn’t be running a league.

    You know what the absolute worst thing for a kid is? It’s not having parents yell about blown calls, it’s having incompetent officiating that hands the game to the other team when there’s nothing you can do about it. That’s the worst feeling in the world, and it’s made even worse when your complaints aren’t taken seriously because you’re just a kid. Playing is only fun if the game is fair.

    I had an ump one game in little league that was calling pitches against our team as strikes that were literally above the batters’ heads. He thought the strike zone had a fixed (adult) size, rather than being different for different sized hitters. And I don’t think he was just trying to end the game early either, because he did it from the first pitch of the game and seemed to genuinely believe those were strikes. It’s been about 25 years and I still remember that game as the worst experience I had in years of playing baseball as a kid.

  8. But those scholarships *will* be handed out *someday*. And today is practice for *someday*.

    These kinds of parents are crazy as fuck, but they are acting rationally.

  9. whelp,looks like big pharma’s cancerous cankers have reached our children’s soccer fields. of course this all matters, there’s no rationalizing that it doesn’t. maybe no scholarship today, but this is where it begins, folks! you don’t just suddenly get one senior year!

    and now even worse, the cancer has spread to redit. you lazy minded peasants think it’s all fun and games, that we’re al just going to hug one another and it’ll all be ok. nope, sorry lol. big pharma wants you and/or your kids to not take shit seriourly so that you become obese and don’t get a proper education

    sorry if i come of as intimidating. i’m not. i’m actually very pasive and quiet, but there’s a fire raging deep inside. i may be fierce, but i promise i’m a force of good; i’m the good guy, the protector you want looking out for your kin.

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