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Every child wins = no soccer ball.... WTF is wrong with people?

glych t.anomaly

TRIBE Member
To ensure every child 'wins', Ontario athletic association removes ball from soccer | This is That with Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring | CBC Radio

With the growing concern over the effects of competition in youth sports programs this summer, many Canadian soccer associations eliminated the concept of keeping score. The Soccer Association of Midlake, Ontario, however, has taken this idea one step further, and have completely removed the ball from all youth soccer games and practices.

According to Association spokesperson, Helen Dabney-Coyle, "By removing the ball, it's absolutely impossible to say 'this team won' and 'this team lost' or 'this child is better at soccer than that child.'"

"We want our children to grow up learning that sport is not about competition, rather it's about using your imagination. If you imagine you're good at soccer, then, you are."

This summer Peter Oldring spent time with the Midlake Thudercats, an under 11 boys and girls team, and put together this radio documentary.


whoever thought this get the award for stupidest fucking idea of the year.

kids need challenges, healthy competition, its critical to their development


glych t.anomaly

TRIBE Member
OMG the CBC has one now

im stopping reading the news,

no more, none cures given.



edit - listening to the podcast or whatever on the site, and it sounds like the guy that my company uses for our online videos....
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