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Rod's Pee Wee Silver Coach ruins Kids Game

How many articles, news stories and radio reports have been written about crazy coaches making fools of themselves, embarrassing their teams and sullying their sport organizations reputation by loosing control of their emotions before it starts to sink into some coaches?

Sunday at the Rod’s classy and fun Homecoming Weekend the head coach for the Pee Wee Rod’s Silver Team proved once again that the last place this man should be is in a position of authority over children aged 11 and 12. Yelling at your own team is one thing (ugly and uncalled for), but threatening the players on the other team, abusing officials, challenging opposition coaches, questioning on field injuries to pre-teen children and disrespecting time keepers shows a level of immaturity that was truly pathetic.

I felt truly sorry for the Rod’s young impressionable players, assistant coaches, team manager, trainers, parents and fans that deserve so much better than to be treated to such immaturity. It was a ridiculous and sad sideshow.

The Rod’s football club has a long and proud tradition in Winnipeg Minor Football and is considered one of the premier sports organizations in the city. A coaching display like we witnessed on the weekend showed little respect for those who built this storied franchise.

The Crescentwood Grizzlies refused to engage in this silliness opting instead to put a 56 - 0 whooping on the hapless Rod’s Silver team.

The Rod’s anemic offense never threatened to score, rarely playing inside the Grizzlies 30-yard line. The Grizzlies defense lead by Liam Stewart, the defensive star of the game, Ryan Crocker, Ryan Bergen, Ethan Stenberg, and Liam Riemer stuffed their offense back into the bottle and firmly corked it.

By the third quarter the Grizzlies were well into the playbook trying out plays they’d never consider against a competitive team. Tailback Trevor Wright, fullbacks Julian Brown and Dustin Jackson, slots and receivers Aleksie Minarik, Michael Raaflaub-Mikolajczyk and James Teschuk and quarterbacks Garrick Teranishi and Sam Narvey all contributed to touchdowns for the orange and black. Garrick Teranishi took home the offensive game star award.

The smaller Grizzlies out ran, out blocked and out tackled the Rods on every play. It was a one-sided, dull, game that was well over by half time.

Hopefully the league will empower the game officials to deal with fools like this Rod’s coach by ejecting them from games, fining them and eventually making life so uncomfortable that they leave the sport. Failure to take action emboldens others to react or take a step in this dangerous direction.

The Rod’s need to concentrate on finding coaches who pride themselves in developing young athletes, getting the most out of their players and fielding competitive teams rather than letting loud mouths with limited coaching skills invade their ranks and subvert their mission and mandate.

The only redeeming factor was the knowledge that it would be the last time the Grizzlies would see this team because with this coach and a 1 win and 4 loss record they stand little to no chance of making the playoffs.

Comments

Robin _____ » Sep 28th 2009, 11:56

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Sheeeesh If I left a post about every problem ( and we had a few with the Grizzlies coachs) with my sons combined 13 games so far you would be here till christmas.

Concerned Parent » Oct 7th 2009, 16:53

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But the Grizzlies coaches can tell there kids to physically hurt other players on the field. I have seen more Grizzlies coaches ejected from games than any other team. So if the Rods coach didnt get ejected for his actions imagine what the Grizzlies coaches are doing to get ejected.

Adam Milne » Oct 14th 2009, 07:51

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I'm glad that people can post comments here that are very obviously one sided, biased opinions. While respectful to the storied Rods franchise, you chose the frame a number of your statements which puts our kids in a negative light.

" opting instead to put a 56 - 0 whooping on the hapless Rod’s Silver team.

The Rod’s anemic offense never threatened to score, rarely playing inside the Grizzlies 30-yard line. The Grizzlies defense lead by Liam Stewart, the defensive star of the game, Ryan Crocker, Ryan Bergen, Ethan Stenberg, and Liam Riemer stuffed their offense back into the bottle and firmly corked it.

By the third quarter the Grizzlies were well into the playbook trying out plays they’d never consider against a competitive team. Tailback Trevor Wright, fullbacks Julian Brown and Dustin Jackson, slots and receivers Aleksie Minarik, Michael Raaflaub-Mikolajczyk and James Teschuk and quarterbacks Garrick Teranishi and Sam Narvey all contributed to touchdowns for the orange and black. Garrick Teranishi took home the offensive game star award.

The smaller Grizzlies out ran, out blocked and out tackled the Rods on every play. It was a one-sided, dull, game that was well over by half time."

Considering they are only eleven and twelve year old kids, I'm sure they are emotionally prepared for negative reviews in the media. Congratulations for helping them grow up that much sooner. If you want to write about coaches ruining kids games, can you add a note about columnists ruining their youth?

football mom » Oct 15th 2009, 10:06

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I do not know if you are a coach, parent, or spectator, but the fact that you would post a comment without having all of your facts straight, tells me that you just like to hear yourself speak. First of all, the fellow you are speaking about is not the Head Coach, so perhaps you should make sure your comments are acurate before you throw someone through the mud; and perhaps unless your coaching staff are all angels, you should keep all of those comments to yourself. I am sure that in as many games as there are in a season, at some point something has been said or done that was not right or fair play from your team. I would like to know if your are 10 or 50 yrs old, as you are acting like a kid trying to egg on the other team with your negative, hurtful comments. I am glad that my son, who plays on that Rods team, will not read your comments. You surely did not say any motivating things to help ANY kids in the game of football with your recap of the
"one-sided, dull, anemic" game that my son played.
Shame on you! Shame on you as a coach, spectator, or dad. Win or lose, our kids played good, fair games, and to have to read slop like you wrote is pathetic and disappointing. The fact that your "respectful" team had to run the score to 56-0 speaks for itself. Two wrongs do not make a right. What our coach did was wrong, but you slandering the wrong coach and speaking as you did in your comments to our children is even worse. Thanks for nothing.

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