An important part of growing up is participating in team sports. It teaches us how to win and lose as well as work on personal improvement.
Coaches are an important part of this process, and heaven knows everyone can think about an old coach of theirs that brought some intensity to the field.
But things got a little bit too intense at this one youth football field.
When it comes to football, at any level, teaching players to have drive and intensity is crucial.
Otherwise, you let your opponents trample all over you and you end up playing like the New York Jets: unmotivated, lethargic, and prone to losing.
That is why it is important for coaches to not buy into today’s “everyone is a winner” mindset.
Players, even young players, need to be properly motivated if they want to be great athletes and adults.
Having said that, there is such a thing as being too intense.
An excellent example happened just the other day in the leftist, crime-infested hotbed known as Philadelphia.
Despite being called the City of Brotherly Love, there is very little love in the streets of Philly these days.
While wrapping up a youth football practice at a youth football facility next to Temple University, a coach for one of these pee wee teams opened fire at somebody in the bleachers.
It is believed that there was a disagreement over a woman.
Thankfully, nobody was killed, but the gunshots echoed across the nearby campus, sending students who were wrapping up their finals into a frenzy.
The scariest part of this was that children as young as seven years old were on the field while this shooting happened, but thankfully none of them were hit.
This shooting not only scared the living hell out of these children, but it teaches them the wrong lesson.
If something goes your way, and you have a disagreement with them, violence is not the answer unless your life is in danger.
As of now, the perpetrator is still on the loose, but police know who he is and are hot on his trail.
This incident goes to show that nobody is safe and nowhere is safe in America’s major cities today.
Crime has completely overtaken the street and even a football practice for seven-year-old children can quickly turn into a warzone.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.