I played hockey growing up, I wasn’t great, but if we lost badly there would be repercussions. Usually it was a harder practice, being “bag skated” the next time we were on the ice. That’s how sports work right? You lose badly, your coach sends a message that you need to be better. What I didn’t realize is coaches have to be careful how they send that message. A pee-wee coach in Montreal, Louis Isabella, now has to sit out the rest of the season because he made his team do push ups after a 7-2 loss.
“It’s appropriate as part of a training session, not as a punishment after a win or a loss,” says the disciplinary committee. Depending on which source you read, the number of push-ups ranges from 50-500. You can check out the full story here, do you agree with suspending the coach or think this is blown way out of proportion?