Must-read for parents and football fans coming in here

This read is on your assignment list for today, especially if you are a parent or a fan of high school, or middle school football players…..You need to read this one….It is on your must-read list for today….(You will thank me later.)

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Nick Stevens from the High School OT web site, at, on this one and he is saying many of the same things, that many of us have been preaching/saying for many years…..

Read it, check it out, and then put it into practice….

Not a bad idea and very good read for this football-crazy world we live in…..


  1. I can honestly say that I was guilty of some of the points listed in the article, but as the years went on, I realized that I am there to support my child, the team and the coach. It’s much more fun! Now I find myself moving away from those parents who are constantly negative throughout the game because I just don’t want to hear it. Great article!

  2. I liked the article but partially disagree with the rewards parts. Lots of kids get something when they earn and A on their reports cards.

    I think something extra to mark a great effort and performance is ok so long as it doesn’t impact teamwork and sportsmanship.

    However, my kid is on team where a teammate gets their cell phone taken away if they don’t perform well in the game. That’s definitely taking it too far.

  3. Thanks Andy, that was good stuff. I guess you have to continue to sell that to all of our parents. I would like to see college coaches do some development with parents. coaches, and principals around recruiting/sportsmanship/expectations.

    Good link

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