11 Year Old Benched for Scoring Too Many Touchdowns

Rasselas

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Oh, give me a break. How is this 'holding him back?' He's been overwhelmingly successful--continued domination of his opponents like unlikely to make him shine any more. Football for 11-year-olds is supposed to be fun--for all the kids who participate. Plus, there are unwritten rules in football about 'running up the score.'

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Next year he will not have to worry about it. Not much fun for other 6th graders if every time he touches the ball he gets a touchdown. The rule wouldn't have been dreamed up had his coach had a little common sense and spread the ball around.

You really don't have to worry about holding him back or feeling sorry for him. He will grow up to be an NFL star making tens of millions of dollars and the other kids won't.
 

Rasselas

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Next year he will not have to worry about it. Not much fun for other 6th graders if every time he touches the ball he gets a touchdown. The rule wouldn't have been dreamed up had his coach had a little common sense and spread the ball around.

You really don't have to worry about holding him back or feeling sorry for him. He will grow up to be an NFL star making tens of millions of dollars and the other kids won't.
Or as he grows (and so does everyone else) his out-sized athletic gifts will diminish. I'd hate to be a person who peaked at 11.
 

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"Everyone's special, Dash."

"Which is another way of saying no one is."
So when the league institutes a rule to keep you from shining quite so brightly, that DOESN'T make you feel special? I guess we'll have to ask Mel Blount and Hines Ward about that.
 
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Let the kid block and play defense after he's scored enough touchdowns. Giving him the ball every play may be holding some other kid back that just needs some touches. It's a team sport and at that level it's a learning experience for the whole team. Giving the ball to the best kid every play is just stupid anyway.
 
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It's fortunate that so few righties work with children.
Some of us don't even have any of the annoying little buggars. What was that book where they made the fastest runners wear lead boots and the smartest kids had blaring headphones on to disrupt their concentration?