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Peeved at pee-wee parents, coaches

Tracy Rodgers

Dear Editor,

I would really like to express my disappointment in the parents and the coaches of the Glenwood Springs pee-wee football teams. The behavior that they have shown to our children and other community members is one that I will never forget.

I attended the football game this past Sunday with my daughter, who was to participate in the Wildcats cheerleading program through the parks and rec center. I was so disgusted with the language and the violence that occurred at this game. The conduct displayed by our coaches was not any better. What happened to the days when pee-wee football was a game to teach respect and sportsmanship?

I really do not care if this is competitive league or a recreation league. This is still only a game involving young children. I absolutely refused to allow my daughter to even cheer for this game. I feel that the parents and coaches took something from us that should have been a memorable experience for my daughter and the other spectators. Unfortunately, the day turned it into something very distasteful.

I would only hope that the spectators that acted this way really take a hard look at their behavior, and realize that many of the parents thought this behavior was unacceptable. I think that many of you thought that the referees were making unfair calls unless it was in your team’s favor. If you feel that you could do a better job, than I suggest that you volunteer your time and become a referee next year.

Thank you to the folks that acted like spectators should, and rooted for all of our local youth teams, as it should be. This is still a small town, and negativity travels faster than positive words.

Tracy Rodgers

Glenwood Springs

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