State Youth Football Championships is this a good thing for 12U kids?

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State Youth Football Championships is this a good thing for 12U kids?

Post by purpleblood1 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:34 am

I know this doesn't go here, but I thought it would be a good place for a conversation about over zealous parents. Fairland's A Football Team (12U) is going to a competition in Sandusky, OH. They play 3 games in two days. With the possibility of playing an additional game if you drop to the losers bracket. That is a lot of stress on a kid 12 and under. What's your thoughts?



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Post by eagles73Taylor » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:00 am

Why doesn’t anyone complain about youth baseball, soccer or basketball playing nearly year around by some kids with parents driving them all over the place spending thousands of dollars?

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Post by greygoose » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:06 am

eagles73Taylor wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:00 am
Why doesn’t anyone complain about youth baseball, soccer or basketball playing nearly year around by some kids with parents driving them all over the place spending thousands of dollars?
No-one complains because that's a parents choice to that for their kid, I've heard just as many parents turn down that opportunity because of finances and the time consuming schedule. Football is a much more violent sport not really crazy about seeing kids play that many games in that time, especially given the level of the teams they'll be playing.

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Post by greygoose » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:07 am

purpleblood1 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:34 am
I know this doesn't go here, but I thought it would be a good place for a conversation about over zealous parents. Fairland's A Football Team (12U) is going to a competition in Sandusky, OH. They play 3 games in two days. With the possibility of playing an additional game if you drop to the losers bracket. That is a lot of stress on a kid 12 and under. What's your thoughts?
When is it??

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Post by eagles73Taylor » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:34 am

Football does give the greatest chance in a severe injury, but studies are showing a rise in injuries to young athletes due to overuse of muscles over an extended period of time, and not enough rest of those muscles. You have young kids getting tommy John surgery in baseball players, hip and knee problems in youth soccer and basketball players who play year round.

Yeah, the concussion boogeyman has stigmatized football, that’s why you see a strict crackdown on time spent playing it, this should also apply to kids focusing on one sport year around as well.

2 years ago I helped coach a 12U baseball team that played in a couple of tournaments, one team we faced had 2 kids who couldn’t pitch because their elbows hurt from throwing breaking balls. Their 3rd guy had to be taken out because his elbow started hurting, they moved him to 3rd base! 😫.

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Post by purpleblood1 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:52 pm

Grey Goose, it's this weekend. You can see the info at ohioathletics.com

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Post by VetteMan » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:22 pm

What are the rules etc. when you are talking about kids 12 years old and younger? How many minutes are the Qtr. etc? What kind of situation would this be where you would want the kids to possibly play 2 games a day for 2 days? I know what you mean by loser bracket. To me I wouldn't want my son to play up to 4 games in 2 days even if it was 8 minute Qtr.

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Post by BobcatQB » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:39 am

I would never send our teams to these tournaments in the past. No way I would allow kids to play multiple games in the same weekend, let alone the same day! That's absolutely crazy. You can call it a "state" tournament..just a name and means nothing.

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Post by purpleblood1 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:42 am

Even though I'm against this tourney. I want to wish Fairland good luck today as they play for the championship. They won their first two games yesterday.

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Post by StolenTalents12 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:22 pm

Fairlands A team are State Champs!!!

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Post by Chaw » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:10 pm

WV has the same sort of thing..played at the Greenbrier....it is a 40 min running clock....no quarters....I'm not sure about halftime.... basically you get the ball maybe three times

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