Recruitment & Retention

Youth Coaches: How Not to React During Recruiting Battles

By Bryan Toporek — April 11, 2011 1 min read
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A youth-football coach in San Diego set an example of exactly what not to do for youth coaches locked in recruiting battles.

A youth football coach was arrested after a confrontation with a parent—apparently stemming from a dispute over recruitment of a top player—in which the parent was kicked and punched, then knocked unconscious when he tripped and hit the ground, police said." The confrontation began after [the coach] reportedly thought he overheard [the parent] trying to recruit one of his best players, Police Lt. Dan Christman told the San Diego Union Tribune.

Keep in mind, the two men were dealing with 9-, 10-, and 11-year-old athletes.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.