All the starters were out and did not play in the 2nd half.I get it, NO ONE wants to see their kid get his arse handed to him in ANYTHING, especially sports...I get it. There comes a point where you put in the 2nd string or 3rd string players and play them. IF at that point they STILL beat up on the other teams Varsity team, what are you going to do? Do you tell your kids at Halftime, "Well we stink, who wants to call it a night and head home early?" I don't think any Coach wants to or SHOULD condone quitting, what kind of message does THAT send? Life is NOT always going to be fair, and sometimes you have to learn that on the playing field.
See...just like the Coach said in the article how the entire last part of the game he was trying to figure out how NOT to score. How would it look if all you do when you get the ball back is down it 3 times and punt it away. Is THAT the right thing to do here? Wouldn't that make the other kids feel like real losers, too?All the starters were out and did not play in the 2nd half.
I suspect this has nothing to do with how the kid felt but rather how a parent felt.Stupidity at it's finest. If you're not as good as the other team, then you're going to lose. It's that simple. It's not like they were trying to run up the score either. If your son is really upset, then he needs to use it as fuel so he can get better. He shouldn't cry to mommy about it.