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May 2009

May 2009


5 Dumbest Things Parents Have Told Me

by: David Marco
AFM Youth Coaching Expert
© May 2009

A friend of mine once asked me why I coach for the Bill George Youth Football League. I told him that I do it because I couldn’t get my dream job at a prison or an orphanage. He looked at me strangely as if he didn’t understand my response. He asked me why and I said because they don’t have alumni or parents.


This is an old coaching joke but any of us that have held a clipboard can relate to it. Keep in mind that 90% - 95% of parents are wonderful. I have a drawer and an email folder full of very heartfelt letters of thanks and appreciation. However, the 5% - 10% that remain do leave quite an impression on all of us. Below are some of my favorite stories that I thought everyone could enjoy and relate to. All names have been changed to protect the not so innocent.

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