Kids need to learn to win gracefully & lose with dignity. They learn different lessons from each outcome, and these are HUGE life lessons here. We don’t want to teach the kids that if things aren't going their way someone is going to come along and just “fix” it for them. Sometimes you lose. Yeah it sucks, but it does make you stronger, you learn and you move on. It’s been my experience as a coach and a player that the athletes who show the most improvement are the ones that play on the teams with the most challenges.
If the parents can't accept that maybe they need to reevaluate! UGH!!!
Yes... I coach youth soccer... we have one coach that thinks if her team is loosing by more the 5 goals we should stop the game, divide up the teams differently, use pinnies and restart the game at zero. WTH??
Answer by m-avi at 11:56 AM on May. 1, 2012
Answer by dullscissors at 11:55 AM on May. 1, 2012
Answer by missanc at 11:58 AM on May. 1, 2012
There are two sides to this argument and it is one our family has gone over many, many times.The kids have been on both sides of this one. Sadly there do not seem to be many recreational sports for kids to participate in any more, so even those that want a non-cutthroat team have a hard time finding it.
There are ways to win with class and to lose with dignity, but these days that seems to be a lost art in coaches and players both (in general). Those are the lessons we taught our kids, and they are the lessons our kids teach year after year to the 100's of kids they have coached.
Answer by emptynstr at 11:58 AM on May. 1, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 11:58 AM on May. 1, 2012
Answer by loveMYkids5488 at 5:18 AM on May. 2, 2012