Friday Night Tykes Episode 4
The docu-series Friday Night Tykes on Esquire TV is not shedding a positive light on the game of youth football. It all comes down to proper coaching. Here are my top 10 ridiculous moments of episode 4:
- Outlaws coaches appear to put their team through boot camp. Eight year old kids do not need a military style practice.
- Jr. Broncos coach says ‘when that kid comes across, I want you to put it in his helmet’. Stupid choice of words.
- Jr. Broncos coach says ‘we all signed up to win’. No sir. Wins and losses are far less important to 8 year old kids. What is important? Having fun, stressing fundamentals and learning life lessons on the football field.
- Junior Rockets president says ‘put two hands on the ball, shoulders low and plow them..’– this is not proper instruction on how to tackle. It is incorrect and confusing to a youth football player.
- Junior Rockets coach asks kids if they know what the word adversity means though it is not clear if he knows what the word means- coach says at the start of second half of their game against the Predators that ‘adversity is going to kick in..’. Huh?
- After slow-motion analysis, multiple Helmet to helmet hits were seen in one game Jr. Broncos vs. Outlaws. Despicable.
- No professional medical attention was given to the kids involved in the brutal hits. (none shown to us the television audience).
- In an aggressive manner, Jr. Broncos parent charges forward toward the Outlaws sideline. What kind of example does this set for the kids?
- Jr. Broncos coach says ‘Is football brutal? Yes!’ He is correct, especially when it is taught incorrectly.
- Jr. Broncos coach says – ‘You have the opportunity to rip their fricking heads off. Let’s go out there and rip some Outlaws head’. Then acts surprised when helmet to helmet hits occur in game.
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