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.