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    Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    I was just watching some of the Little League WS when the announcers starting talking about this incident. They said a coach "tapped" a player on the head after he used some foul language. The entire thing was caught on tape and they played it. I wasnt paying full attention but it looked like a full backhand slap across the kids face to me. I was a little shocked and disgusted. Little League International only gave them a warning. Discuss....

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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    Atleast he wasn't hitting him for making a bad play. A "tap" on the head is nothing, if he slapped him, that is something else.

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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    I haven't seen the tape, but the kid dropped the "F" bomb. If the coach actually smacked him, he should be done coaching! The only exception would be if it was his son. My dad coached me, and if I had dropped the "F" bomb to be heard on National TV, I would have received much worse.

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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawkfish
    I haven't seen the tape, but the kid dropped the "F" bomb. If the coach actually smacked him, he should be done coaching! The only exception would be if it was his son. My dad coached me, and if I had dropped the "F" bomb to be heard on National TV, I would have received much worse.
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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51
    Atleast he wasn't hitting him for making a bad play. A "tap" on the head is nothing, if he slapped him, that is something else.
    I agree. Thats why I wasn't paying that much attention to it because it didnt sound like a big deal the way they were talking about it, but then I seen the tape. I think it was more than a tap.

    Does anyone have a link to this story or have the video?

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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    It was the "F" bomb in loud, living color. I didn't notice that coach hit the kid very hard or with anything more than a little shove. I saw it live last night, but only once. Haven't seen any tape of the incident. Very embarrassing for the NY team.
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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    The kid deserved it. I doubt his long term emotional health will be affected.

    Note to self: Don't use the F bomb on national TV.
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    Wow, I dont even think i had the guts to even, say it if i was alone at that age. He deserves it.
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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    I was around 5 and there was a fly bothering me and I made up a word by saying "i wish the fu%$er would leave me alone"

    Sister told on me and my mom left a mark on my face that you wouldnt believe...

    Didnt say it again until I was around 20, i think.

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    It's only the begenning, as kids get more and more exposure on national TV they get cockier (SP?) and add MTV, their "Sports Idols" (Are there anymore good sports idols left), they think their TO. They need to take these games off TV all together, except the finals, IMO.

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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    Is there a link to the video?

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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    You do not strike a child. Ever. No matter how soft or hard. No child "deserves" to be touched in anger. Ever. A little league coach's primary responsibility is to mentor the children he oversees while understanding that those children will make mistakes. If that coach's primary instinct is to strike children who misbehave, then he shouldn't be coaching or mentoring youth in any capacity.

    Children learn everything from those whom they respect and that includes any children within view of the respected adult's behavior. Respond to misbehavior with violence (regardless of how slight) and the viewers will most likely accept violence as a response to perceived transgressions they see daily. Apologies do not work to diminish the situation because kids aren't stupid. Kids understand what happened. And if there is no real punishment for the behavior, kids will adopt such behavior as their own. Not all, but some. And that's bad enough.

    As soon as that coach touched that child in anger, he should have been ejected from the tournament and should be devoid of any future coaching prospects because his behavior was purely unacceptable. Should he still be coaching next year, then the blame for his non-dismissal falls at the feet of every parent who decided that winning was more important than the development of their children into real human beings.
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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD
    You do not strike a child. Ever.
    if it's his son, he is allowed to backhand him. Ask my Dad. It did not do any good, but he tried.

    If it's someone else's kid, he should be in some trouble.
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    Re: Little leaguer "tapped" by coach after using foul language

    A sign of the times.... The LLWS being put on 5 second delay because of profanity. What next, the national spelling bee?

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