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

Little League Football Assistant Coach Viciously Slaps Referee After…

Meet Dion Robinson: a 43-year-old ex-con and soon to be former assistant football coach in a youth football league in West Park, Florida—weird. Specifically, Robinson has been arrested over 12 times and has pled no contest to charges including "cocaine delivery, indecent exposure and unlawful use of a false name" and… » 10/15/12 9:15pm 10/15/12 9:15pm

"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

This Week's Florida Youth-Football Fight Involved A Cheerleader, Her…

"Yolanda Jones was the only adult arrested after the fight at JC Turner Field in South St. Petersburg. Jones told police she was trying to protect her cheerleader daughter who had come under attack. The coach, who is also Jones' daughter, said she joined the fight too. 'We started fighting, because that other girl… » 9/07/11 8:00pm 9/07/11 8:00pm

This Man Stole $24,000 From A Pee Wee Football League

"The Long Beach Football League is for kids ages five to 12. According to its website, the league's mission is 'to instill the fundamental values of self-discipline, teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, and mutual respect to the youth of our community.'" And for padding the pockets of 51-year-old James Graham Brown,… » 4/12/11 1:50pm 4/12/11 1:50pm