Adult yelling at my son
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|Mon, 12-15-2008 - 10:04am|
I have only posted here a couple of times in the past but I am really upset about an incident that occurred yesterday and would appreciate other opinions. I want to know if I am overreacting.
My first grade son had a soccer scrimmage yesterday. His team consists of eleven 6 and 7 year olds and a couple of 8 year olds. Ok, so my son's team won the scrimmage by a good margin and at the end of the game the boys have to high five the other team and generally say "good game" or "good job" to the other teammates. The coach of my son's team and the other coach (call him Ted) lined up the boys to do the high fives. The boys all filed along nicely high-fiving each other, saying "good game" until one of the boys said "bad game" and then the other boys started copying "bad game" just being goofy, noone was upset or anything of that nature. Then Ted, (the coach on the team who lost) flipped out. He told my son's team to "GET OVER HERE! So my son and all of his teammates had to get over to him, then he told them to "sit down!!" in a really angry voice. So they got down on the ground and then Ted proceeded to yell at them. He was red faced yelling like someone with road rage would do. He was hollering at the boys that this was "unacceptable"!!, "never ever ever do that again"!!, etc. He went on for a good 3 to 4 minutes railing it in to them. Then he had the kids line up again and re-do the high five, this time saying "good game" only. The referee came over to Ted and told him that it was actually one of the boys on *Ted's* team who said "bad game" and to calm down. Did Ted apologize to my son's team for blaming the wrong side? No. Did Ted then round up his team and bawl them out like he just did my son's team? No. Not that I'd want him to but no.
I'm really upset about this because I feel that this grown man took all of his frustrations out on these innocent boys and publicly shamed them (The game took place inside a huge indoor field with lots of people watching). I feel that this was abusive and wrong and really upsets me. Am I overreacting to this? How would you feel about this if it was your child?