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-- -- coach is now facing fines of 200 dollars if their teams run up the score another team's yes winning by 35 points or more is a problem.
So is this a was a vacation America -- it show good.
Sportsmanship joining us right now for debate we think will be excellent marks -- -- -- he's the author of this book.
Just take -- tails of an underdog over age out of -- semi pro football player.
And mark Simons here he's the author of until it hurts America's obsession with youth sports and how it -- our kids mark say not -- -- first off.
Do you believe.
-- coaches for blowing out another team is a good move.
No I actually don't you know I I think there's an argument that.
You know we're protecting our children and I think were were these days were over protecting were essentially bubble wrapping them against the realities of life.
You know the fact is there is losing in life there is failure in life and and and those can be good.
Building blocks and good tools to build character and I think if were were.
Basically saying to kids you know you're not winners but you're not necessarily losers either.
That takes away that building block for her character that they'll they'll need for the rest and are we building character by allowing -- -- -- our the our kids are gonna grow emotionally if we don't let them get blown out -- children.
The crap out of his league in California is is a path forward looking innovative -- In that they're putting the needs of kids first.
Now whether -- fine as appropriate whether that's the appropriate to turn.
I think that's -- but the important thing is that we want kids to enjoy sports who want kids to be active throughout their lives.
And allowing 52 point blowouts I don't think really that promotes a -- War here's what the deputy commissioner says we're -- -- about -- Sacramento football league is as it's not the hurting the kids is teaching them compassion for that the team -- teaching them sportsmanship.
And that's just -- are we teaching somebody -- dance in the end zone -- in a month are we teaching them hey you got him down you know put your foot on the throat.
Now I don't think that I I think though there's a difference between.
Teaching good sportsmanship and it to to me it's actually more patronizing I would feel worse if I was on the the losing end of -- game.
And the other team is basically taking -- -- in letting me score will.
That's that's something that I don't think think kids need to learn life you know one thing about sports it's tough in basketball and football two.
And upload other team now where in a game like soccer field hockey you can easily do other things -- take a man off the field you can work the ball around.
With football you've got to get the ball back and then you got to run it.
I guess you couldn't mess with a lot of good people they don't belong which could lead to injuries but listen to this this what this -- -- Q -- -- this.
The players on our son's team are afraid to score once they get a lead for fear that their coaches will be penalized now they are afraid their coach is going to get suspended.
And they are going to have a coach to come out and play football with.
Is that something mid mark -- that -- think could boomerang honestly.
I think the issue is the attitude and the approach that the parents take.
If the parents are supportive of measures to keep games competitive.
That the kids will follow suit.
There there are -- -- in other sports in in high school baseball for instance it's a long standing practice that.
If it if a team is ahead by ten or more runs after five innings.
The game ends -- that may not be the appropriate solution for football but the point is that.
This is an accepted part of -- sports this is nothing new and I think if if six people get around a kitchen table in California in this league they can figure it out.
Right it's terror it's also not bouncing -- team well clearly these are small -- these 1213 year old kids you know who the better players are and how to balance it out I guess there were draft.
-- also think there's other little things you do in football you detail what Kate can't score more than one -- two touched educate carry the ball -- they have a certain many yards you can put people in.
Well what -- -- is a bad example we see college football game you see a score of seven a do nothing.
And the same time you finding it to other team 200 dollars off a winning by -- 35 points I think -- sends a mixed message.
One thing about it youth sports is a hot topic -- in a month thanks so much mark time and good debate.
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