Wednesday, August 19, 2009

No Football?

A picture of David quarterbacking last year!

Having 3 sons who love the game of football , you learn to love the game. This year is David's Senior year and his last to play, Imagine his disappointment when only 10 kids showed up for practice. His school, at this point probably will not be able to field a team. 9 years ago our high school team had a Cinderella run and won the State Championship. Paul and Tim were on that team and David was on the field as the water and ball boy. Now we can't get enough players to play. Many of us parents know the reason.Never underestimate the power of positive coaching and moral boosting. This has not been happening on our football team. The kids have slowly decided not to play. The final decision will be made tomorrow.I guess even if they get more kids they would have to be really big kids as that is what they are lacking. At 198 pounds David is the 2nd biggest on the team. In football you need a large front line to block and protect your players. David may have the option of playing for another school. Certainly not his first choice, but at this point he just wants to play. It is a sad situation for these kids.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I am so sorry :o( My son is only 8 and still plays multiple sports most of which are great....but in the winter he plays ice hockey, and Oh, it is so over the top with the competition sometimes it just makes me sad. Kids should never be driven in a negative manner!

    Thank you so much for your comment on our blog. As of now it appears that the courts will reopen on October 6th. One would think I'd be an expert "waiter" by now, but I'm not sure there is such a thing.

    Hope you are having a beautiful week and that things work out for the best for your son!