Tiny Tots Football Team Fined $500 for Playing Too Well


A youth football team of 5, 6, 7 year-olds were beating their competition handily with 30 points over the other team and then a five-year-old went for it — another touchdown.

His coach was actually running along the sidelines trying to dissuade him from scoring, but the little guy kept going for it and he did it — he scored. That should have been a joyous moment.

That will cost his team $500.

There is a rule that they can’t have too big a win because it might embarrass the other team.

They can’t play really well, only okay.

On Saturday, the Conshohocken Golden Bears were doing really well, up 30-0 in a game against Roxborough.

At that point, Golden Bears head coach Kyle Williams says he advised a referee to throw a flag on the next play.

“Can you throw a flag? It’s less than two minutes — just in case anything happens, and it didn’t go that way,” Williams said.

A 5-year-old player on the Golden Bears ended up in the endzone, scoring a touchdown and violating a league rule against blowout games.

“There’s a 31-point rule that every organization, every team has to abide by. We violated that rule,” said Mike Mikalonis, president of the Conshohocken Bears.

And with that comes a potential fine of $500 for the team by the Keystone Sports League.


Former Philadelphia Eagle Torry Smith took to Twitter on the matter and has since gone viral, writing in one tweet: “Kids need to learn how to deal with failure. Don’t want to get smashed? Play better.”

Parents who largely support the coach suggested if a league doesn’t want a blowout, just end the game at the 30-point lead.

The Golden Bears have a hearing on Monday where they will find out if that $500 fine will be required.

The league president indicated that other penalties may be handed down.

Other penalties! Really.

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