I am beyond mad right now! We have had, for nearly a month now, a young man who has played on my son's team. There are 3 children who play with us. One each on the B,C,& D teams. Here's the problem. They're playing out of they're area. 2 of the 3 boys have had waivers, but the 3rd, the oldest, couldn't get a waiver from his team. 8 other kids from that team have received theirs, but this team wouldn't let him go for whatever reason. Somehow he got around all that by getting a League board member, a lawyer if that matters, to help take care of it.
Today, with nearly no time left to sign up anywhere to play, the team decided to protest & file a grievance against our team for recruiting him. We're talking 10 year old kids here & we have the team to beat! We don't need to recruit & we know better anyhow! The father had to take his kids back to the original team to at least get the kids signed up to play, which really broke the poor man!
The board member that helped in the process to let him play with us today decided to vote against him playing with our team along with another making it 2 to 1. I don't understand the whole process of how he got around the waiver, but whatever the process, it was done in a legit manner.
Is it not fair that a kid play for the team he wants be with? What good is a player if he doesn't want play for you? What kind of man would break a kid's heart who only wants to play football?
If you're wondering why he's so intent on playing with us, its because we have a good program with great coaches. The other team has a coach that belittles, berates, & screams at the kids. Why he's still there, I don't know. Frankly, I don't care.
All I know is that I got to witness a family in tears walk away from something they love & from a group that, in a matter of a month, has grown to care very much for them to go back to a program they've come to despise. Something is very wrong with all this.
Sorry for the rant, but I needed to get it off my chest to a group of guys I feel would understand about stepping up & acting like a man! Good night all