Obviously, not all youth football coaches are frustrated, never-made-it-to-the-next-level guys. But a great number are, and they are out there on football fields across America preaching the need to win at all costs to kids as young as 5 years old.
A few years ago, I was asked by the ABC television news show 20/20 to be interviewed about issues involving safety in youth sports. They were doing a report on the heartbreaking story of a child who began playing baseball in the first grade.
This is where you come in. Look into your child's sports. Check up on their health, on their coach, on how often they have practice. You have to be persistent! But you may just end up saving your child's ankle, leg, arm, or even his or her life.