- Tell him the most important thing is effort and play hard all the time, never give up.
- Tell him to learn something on every single play.
- Tell him to ask a lot of questions of the coaches if he is uncertain about something.
- Tell him that a smart player will win out over a more athletic player almost every time.
(I wouldn't worry as much about diet and sleep, kids are freakish at that age and don't need either to still do well. Now at our age.....that's a whole other matter.)
Man that's a hard call - most neck strains aren't a big deal, but you never know
gots to keep that head up at all times, or at least straight ahead, never down
You're right but I didn't play until high school, and the neck soreness almost made me quit, having never been through it. Have to know the difference between sore and injured. Maybe I shouldn't have highlighted the neck, mostly mean the general body soreness, it's a shocker the first time around.
If he is adamant about playing offense he must go out to practice early, and stay late as a new comer. Have him meet with a friend or teammate at another time of the day or off day also.
This purpose is to teach him the passing tree, and the hole assignments. Then run the routes; reps reps reps. It's all timing and detail. If players around him feel comfort with him it's a tremendous help. It also takes away some of the added pressure from drills in front of the coach/team.
300 Pound Kid Banned From Texas Pee Wee Football League
Elijah Earnhardt, 12, was told that he could not place in the Mesquite Pee Wee Football Associations league because his weight could cause harm to other children.
According to KDFW Fox 4 the boy was informed that his only option would be to try out for his school’s team.
Under MPWFA rules no child over 135 pounds can play in the league.
Earnhardt’s weight is partially to blame on his large stature, while he is only 12-years-old he is already six feet tall.
The boy and his mother are now pushing for his admission into the Pee Wee league, telling the local news station:
“I don’t want to play in school right now because it’s people that’s had experience and I want to get some experience first and then start playing. I just want to play because my teammates are my friends — I know them. I don’t want to go play for somebody else I don’t know.”
His mom in the meantime plans to protest the league and their decision to exclude her son who meets their height requirements.