Posted On: 01/24/19 6:50 AM

Before you make assumptions about where this article is headed, I encourage you to read through the entirety of it before you pass judgement.  This is less about the kids of today and more about their guidance and the adults around them.  I put something similar out on social media back in the Spring, and it comes on the heels of a couple of things South Carolina men's basketball Head Coach Frank Martin has said over the past couple of years.  These are just some simple observations I've made, and how I have viewed a transition in amateur sports.

I myself have my 25th high school reunion coming up this Spring, so I am now about the average age of parents with high school-aged children.  I know how I grew up and how most of the kids around me grew up.  I can't believe with how we were raised, that there is such a lack of toughness and way too much sensitivity by many of today's parents as it applies to coaching, when coaching today doesn't even come close to the things we heard and saw when we were playing high school sports.  I'm not saying everything we heard or

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