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Let Your Child's Talent Do the Talking

By Peter Schwartz, USA Football, 03/13/19, 12:00PM CDT

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The point is that there’s no reason for a parent to be hostile towards another parent in any kind of environment. 

During our time as youth football parents, my wife and I have built some great friendships through our sons playing tackle and flag. I’ve always felt that with football provides a more familial atmosphere than other sports. Through eight years of my son playing town youth football and through his first season of middle school football, I can’t remember ever having any kind of combative conversation or argument with another parent. Unfortunately, last summer I had an experience I wish never occurred.

Last May, my son registered to try out for a youth football travel program and we were supposed to get an answer by June 1st. Fast forward to July and we still had no answer as my son was set to participate in the U.S. National Team Middle School Bowl Series in Canton.