A Must read for Grandparents.
At one point during a game, the coach called one of his
9-year-old players aside and asked, 'Do you
understand what cooperation is? What a team is?' The
little boy nodded in the affirmative.
'Do you understand that what matters is whether we win
or lose together as a team?'
The little boy nodded 'yes'.
'So,' the coach continued, 'I'm sure you know, when an
out is called, you shouldn't argue, curse, attack the umpire,
or call him a pecker-head, dickhead or asshole. Do you
understand all that? '
The little boy nodded 'yes' again.
He continued, 'And when I take you out of the game so
another boy gets a chance to play too, it's not good
sportsmanship to call your coach "a dumb ass or
shithead" is it?'
The little boy shook his head 'NO'.
'GOOD', said the coach . . . 'Now go over there and
explain all that to your grandmother!'