"Nothing like that should ever happen to any kid. I just think there are a lot of leagues out there, and it's not just soccer, that need to be brought under control."
(R.I.) resident Jeff Southworth
on the need to intervene in youth sports disputes. His daughter quit her soccer team after police were called when her coach
came to Southworth's house and they clashed over league matters, including whether he could videotape games. (AP
) "I can't imagine anyone being for it. I just don't think they want anyone at that
level getting involved in our sports."
-- Ken Conte
, president of North Providence East Little League, on a bill pending in Rhode Island that
would create a seven-member council appointed by the state senate to settle disputes in youth sports leagues.