He says the rival coach launched a one- man media campaign without ever expressing his concerns to the league. The complaining coach told Dori he took to the media after seeing Silverlake on the schedule, because he has an infant niece with dwarfism. But Pannell says the coach should have been more sensitive to the impact on the dozens of kids and parents in his league. The coach says some parents are even considering pulling their kids off the team, fearing the negative impact on them from the incident. Learn how TeamSnap lives up to our mission of taking the work out of play. Your resource for building powerful sports programs.
The Term “Midget” Up For Debate In Football League
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By dallasnews Administrator. A cluster of smaller-than-average hands dispersed on cue as the orange-shirted members of Alpha Dwarves took the field under the lights at mammoth Cowboys Stadium. In the process, one of the biggest arenas in football played host to some of its smallest teams as the 26th National Games of the Dwarf Athletic Association of America held touch football medal competition for only the second year. For those who suited up, all of them 4-foot or shorter, it was a chance to prove their athletic skills on a level playing field without the disadvantages posed by competition against average-size people. The touch football games were part of a week of athletic activity held in conjunction with the national conference of the Little People of America at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Football is a recent addition to the association lineup, joining activities such as volleyball, soccer, swimming and table tennis. The seemingly 3-foot-tall year-old was a bullet on the field, zipping through defenders and leaping into the end zone after one catch for a singularly memorable touchdown.
Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it offline. Kenyans affected by dwarfism are using football soccer to fight stigma. The Short Stature Society of Kenya formed East Africa's first dwarf football soccer team just over a year ago, with the hope of turning it into a national league to spread across the region.
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