297 lb. 12 Year Old Banned from Pee Wee Football
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|Thu, 08-16-2012 - 3:34pm|
So our Pee Wee Pop Warner team was disbanded We had four kids that didn't meet weight, three were over and one was under. While I've very disappointed that we will have to switch to the local youth league, I totally understand why the restrictions are there in the first place. One of the reasons we like Pop Warner is that they are so careful about matching up the kids based on size.
Considering this just happened to us, I was very interested to read about a Texas 12 year old that was banned from his Pee Wee team. He's 6'1" and weighs close to 300 pounds: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/elijah-earnheart-pee-wee-football_n_1779107.html?1345065186&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl16%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D193021
The weight limit for his division is 135 pounds, and although I'm sad for the boy, totally understand why they made that decision. I would not want my child matched up with an opposing player weighs more than twice he does! The mom is protesting it, which I find pretty sad. She's not thinking of the danger that the other boys would be put under. Do you think that they made the right choice?