Cussing in youth sports, as seen in the controversial reality show Friday Night Tykes, seems to be commonplace these days, especially in Texas youth football. In fact, cussing is so prevalent in today’s world that many people almost don’t even hear it anymore. We are so desensitized to it that words that would have never been used when coaching kids 20 years ago are regularly being used today in youth sports.
Call me old-fashioned, but I hated it when I heard that my son’s coach cussed royally in the locker room at halftime. (We’re talking the F word here) Yes, it was high school, and yes, my son had heard it all before, but still I didn’t like it.
It didn’t help matters that my son liked the coach using the F words and did not want me to complain to the administration.
Cussing in Youth Sports: You CAN win without it
Coaches don’t have to cuss to get their job done. My husband coached high school football for 28 years and high school softball for 10 and never cussed at the kids. When he was the head coach, he wouldn’t let his coaches cuss either. He was living proof that you can be a good coach, a winning coach, without using profanity.
No matter how you feel about cussing around kids or in youth sports, the fact is that there are just some things cussing won’t do for a coach: Continue Reading.
Get my free report: Sportsparents’ Guide: 55 time & money-saving tips guaranteed to make your life easier. You’ll also get a weekly email with a parenting tip and recaps of the week’s blog topics. Sign up here.