Dear coach, I have a 14-yr-old son that just started freshman football at Los Alamitos high school. My son kyle, has been playing Pop Warner for the last four years. The coaches have been begging him to lose a little weight and come back to Pop Warner. Kyle was an outstanding QB he throws a perfect ball, and can catch anything from any distance. He was so excited about starting freshman football, but unfortunately his dreams have turned into frustration and disappointment. You see there are 72 boys on the team.
Kyle is 5'8" 170 lbs. very average but very strong, but there are boys on the team that are 6'3" and 220 lbs. ! with beards! I keep telling my husband there's no way those boys are 14, it's almost scary!.
They have played 7 games and Kyle along with about 40 other boys have never been able to have even one play. Head coach seems to be set on one thing, winning! which I do understand, but if you could see the look on those boys faces! They work so hard at practice, with no reward! It's as if the coach has put a banner on their backs saying YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. I see Kyle losing his self esteem and as a parent it's very frustrating. I've spoken with the assistant coaches, and they do not agree with the head coaches policy, they think every boy on the team should get a chance to play. Could you please give me your thought on this situation? I would truly appreciate it.
Thank You. (Suzanne from Seal Beach, CA)