US soccer team lets moms tackle their sons in bizarre training drill – but things don’t go to plan for one hapless mom
- An American High School Soccer Team Has Moms Crash Their Sons
- Washington Panthers pre-season exercise made headlines in Illinois
- A mom got a big surprise when she tried to handle her huge son
The mothers of high school American soccer team players threw their shoulder pads and helmets on their heads for a bizarre training session that involved beating their sons – with one mother coming second.
The Washington High Panthers in Illinois recently held a special “Mother’s Night” during practice, where the moms crashed their boys onto a rubber mat while giving them a chance to learn the game.
A Washington mom throws herself into her son in a rare, crazy training exercise for the Panther High School side
Washington TV Sports Director Kurt Pegler tweeted: ‘Favorite night in preseason soccer practice? Mom’s Evening in Washington. Players’ mothers learn about equipment, rules, games… and did we mention they can handle their sons?’
The Panthers started their season on August 27 against Highland High, but it was the big hits of the mothers that made pre-season news.
‘Go as fast as you can,’ you hear coaches say to the mothers as they charge at their sons from 15 meters away.
The mother of a Panthers player queues up to crash her son as part of a frenzied training drill that made headlines in America
A crowd gathered around the playgroup and cheered as mothers wearing the black Panthers outfit lined up one after the other and threw themselves into their children and drove them into the mat.
One mother even hit her boy so hard that his head flipped back with the force of the blow.
But towards the end of the drill, the tables turned when one of the team’s greatest players lined up to be tackled.
A woman wearing number 79 charged toward her son, but bounced right off him when onlookers burst into laughter and gave her the biggest cheer of the day.
After each hit, the mothers and their sons hugged each other to make sure there was no resentment – but one cheeky commentator on Twitter wrote: ‘People who have never raised a teenager before now have a sense of how therapeutic this must be. ‘