A letter to abusive coaches

Editor, Index-Tribune:

Since I have gone through many years of watching Little League, Babe Ruth and high school sports, I have forced myself to write this letter in the hope that it will be of value to all who want to teach, coach and be a role model to our children. As coaches and role models, you have no right to humiliate our kids, you have no right to scream at them, you have no right to bench them, game after game, only to destroy their self-worth.

You have no right to take our young boys to Hooters just because you have no respect for women.

You have no right to spit chewing tobacco in the drinking faucets that our kids drink out of. You have no right to make a scene over silly things that have no value, in front of young, inquisitive minds that look up to you.

You have no right to think that, since you have tenure, you can make our young athletes feel like crap after a losing game. You have no right! Be the coach that is fair, who cares about the future of our children and who stands up for what is right.

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