no, i dont play youth sports...my facial hair is too.....elaborate, to pass as "youth"...but my son plays Basketball. He plays in a church league (we are not "church going" people, but they let us participate anyways) and has a hoot running around with the other kids. He's 9ish, and like most other kids, 9ish, cannot really "play" basketball, they more, run around and whack each other in the face, work up a sweat and have a good ole time. Last week during his game he took a shot to the face with a wild pass which led to about a quart (or chord,cord whichever is the liquid measurement) of blood spilling out onto the court. He didn't think much of it. Had blood all in his mouth, all over his shirt, his hands, his shoes and he's standing there, smiling. A gaggle of the mothers in the gym immediately went into "the sky is falling" mode (hilarious, and not at all a shot at mothers) and ran around frantically try to gather enough spongy materials to stem the flow. I, with my 1 speed of action, kinda just mosied over and said "you ok?", "yup, but i think my nose is bleeding", look on the floor and its like a 2 foot wide pool of blood..."you think?". NOne the less, everyone freaked out except Caeleb (my son) and myself, and then he was forced to sit the rest of the game (even though the bleeding stopped). Anyone else ever witness one of those "looks so much worse than it is" kind of injuries like that? Its like the complete opposite of the Joe Theismann....that was a really bad injury that looked really bad. I broke bunches of bones in my youth...not really a big deal IMO, but I never had stitches for anything. "yup, its broken".