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Cheating or Ingenius?

Anonymous
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I went to my 6 year old nieces' soccer game yesterday.  This is her first year and she doesn't know how to play very well, and she is little, ok a lot clutzy.  Usually during the game, there is about 10 of us there (I know, too many, and annoying to other parents) yelling at her to go this way and that way and praising her. 

When I got there my brother had told everyone to not yell, don't even say anything to her other then good job.  Long story short, she had a blue tooth in her ear, from her mothers phone,and my brother was on his phone directing her.  She played the best game so far, she had direction and guidance and didn't just run up and down the field. 

Some of the parents were saying it was cheating, but I think it was just quiet coaching, as to not bother the other kids playing and annoy the parents on the bleachers. 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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katieross
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:52 AM
Haha!! Awesome
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:52 AM
Cheating.
If she gets caught by others, she could be kicked off the team
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:52 AM

I call it cheating...The child is 6 give her time to learn how to play...

Plus-size-mommy
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM
Cheating but very smart cheating!
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ShortCakeScrap
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM

I've coached soccer the past couple years.  I can't believe that a ref would allow this.  They don't even allow the girls to wear jewelry.  Honestly, it would be considered cheating.  She needs more practice, not an ear piece telling her what to do.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM
I don't think soccer is that serious at 6 to do that.. how about he just practices with her?? .. I can see how some would be annoyed or call it cheating, but ask the coach. You don't want a game forfeited bc of her.
Megan11587
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM
Cheating. The other girls don't have the same advantage.
UxorQuodMatris.
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:56 AM
That's cheating. She's 6, who cares if she just runs up and down the field?

There are better ways to help her improve without teaching her that things like this are okay.
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SP_Mama
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:57 AM
I say cheating.
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Pnukey
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Yeah, that's cheating. They're supposed to be terrible at 6. That's what makes it so cute and they feel the victory so much more when they actually learn how to play later on. Way to rob her of that future sense of accomplishment.

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