Mighty Mite Football Players Thwarted By Banner

The parents of players of the Wallkill (NY) Mighty Mites tried to do something nice for the first home game of the season, but alas, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It seems that they thought their 50 pound sons would be strong enough to break through a vinyl banner while emulating their high school… » 9/22/14 8:29pm 9/22/14 8:29pm

Five Pee-Wee Football Players Suffered Concussions In A 52-0 Loss

It is not as absurd a question as it would have been, say, 10 years ago: Would you want your kid playing football? You can point to the safety advances, and the increased awareness, and the character-building spiel—and then you can point to a Pop Warner football game in Massachusetts last month, in which five players… » 10/22/12 1:10pm 10/22/12 1:10pm

The Coach Of The Junior Pee Wee Red Cobras Has Been Suspended After…

Kids—10- and 11-year-old kids—allegedly getting paid for whatever the Pop Warner equivalent of knockouts and cart-offs are. Yeah. "Kill the head and the body will grow up feeble and addled." The going rate for successfully concussing a tween? Between $20 and $50. Christ, society. » 9/28/12 3:50pm 9/28/12 3:50pm

"Hit 'Em In The Face As Hard As You Can," Then Pray: Pee-Wee Coach…

A reader sent in this video of a Texas U6 team getting a pep talk from its coach before a game. He exhorts the Frisco Gators to push hard, be tough, and "hit 'em in the face as hard as you can." (One of his kids corrects him—"in the chest"—to nervous laughter from parents.) But before the face- or chest-hitting can… » 9/21/11 11:10am 9/21/11 11:10am