Youth Football Coach Faces $500 Fine For Scoring Too Many Touchdowns

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Former Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith has brought attention to an unusual situation involving a youth football team in suburban Philadelphia. Kyle

Kyle Williams, per NBC10, coaches the Conshohocken Golden Bears of the Keystone Sports League, which sets the maximum player age at 7 and maximum team lead in a game at 30.

With the Golden Bears up 30-0 and less than two minutes remaining in a game Saturday, Williams pulled his starters, but one of his subs, a 5-year-old boy, scored a touchdown. While the boy was running, Williams tried to prevent the touchdown by yelling for him to fall down.

Not surprisingly, it didn’t work, and the Bears led 36-0. More

11 Comments on Youth Football Coach Faces $500 Fine For Scoring Too Many Touchdowns

  1. We used to teach our children to strive for excellence.

    But times have changed, we now teach them to strive for mediocrity.

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  2. A $500 fine? Is this professional sports for tykes? I thought this was volunteers. That 5 year old is being guilt shamed. Stupid doesn’t begin to describe this.

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  3. If any fines are due it seems that it should be the coach of the team that loses 36 – zip for producing such a poor team!!

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  4. I understand it’s a game for kids and should be primarily for fun but absent any dick-headed play by the coach I’m at a loss.
    What were his kids supposed to do for the last few minutes?

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  5. “If you can’t pay the fine, don’t do the crime.”

    I hope they also suspend the little violator from school for a semester and make him ineligible for future athletics -“pour encourager les autres”.

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  6. A last-string 5 year old gets a chance to score a touchdown and these pinheads think it ought to have been taken away from him? A coach’s duty to refrain from running up the score on a hapless beaten opponent surely ends at playing the bench all the way down and not making aggressive play calls. Throwing a play, as much as throwing a game, is simply poor sportsmanship and a further insult to the other team. What are these people teaching?

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