How far are you willing to let your youngster endure stupidty, selfishness and abosluet mindless abuse by adults on the althletic field? How far?
Does it take surgery? Does it take personal degrading and insults to your youngster’s personal identity. Does it take a life long quality of life issue? What?
Are the reasons for allowing your youngster to undergo abuse because of what others will think of you if you step in and say “not with my son/daughter.” Do you care more about your image in the adult world than the health of your youngster? Again I ask, what?
You know who I’m talking to - don’t you. You know inside, it’s something that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you see it. You can tell from the expressions on your youngster’s face, the body language and so forth. Then why?
Be honest with yourself. Be honest with your youngster. For what? That’s a question that you have to answer, and only you.
There are other things in life other than amateur athletics. There’s amateur radio/ CB, astonomy and night gazing, fishing, scouting, 4H and FFA, collecting of all kinds of stuff, volunteering, heck - the kid can even set up a lemonaid stand somewhere.
Any and all responses contary to the contents of this post are welcome and encouraged.