*I just read this story, in a recent issue of People magazine…I decided to post another article about the same story here for you to read. This article leaves out a few facts, like the fact that the player was taking Creatine, which if you know anything about this supplement, it is for body builders, adds a lot of protein into one’s diet, and dries out someone’s system…causing serious dehydration, if the person isn’t drinking enough (a lot) of water. That said, my son played football here in Florida, but he said for the most part, the coaches wanted the kids hydrated. What is the matter with this coach in this article? He’s an athlete, and EVERYONE knows especially a coach, that kids need to stay hydrated in hot temps when practicing a sport. Makes me very sick to read this story…I remember signing a waiver that the school isn’t to be held responsible for my son getting hurt during practice…how about dying? :mad: And the waiver doesn’t extend to the coach being abusive.
My husband, who suffered grueling practices back in high school, even said that this coach should be held, at least partially responsible. He said, while coaches have to offer tough love now and again…to deprive kids of water and push them in extreme heat, shows you shouldn’t be a coach…you don’t have your team’s safety in mind. This is coming from a pretty tough guy, my hubby. :o And my hubby and son have said…you don’t want to look like a wimp, and beg for water, so you keep going. Ugh, makes my stomach hurt hearing this. I am grateful my son is no longer playing!
So what do you all think? Should this coach be sent to jail? I have mixed feelings about that, but he should not be permitted to ever coach again, in my eyes. What he did was reckless. *