The Competition Rant

Are these kids truly #1? The best of the best? Or are they just the team who won the most games on this particular day? Will they still be #1 next week? Next year? What if they’re not? What happens to their egos then? Are they even old enough to understand what they’re doing by holding up a finger like they are? My guess is that they aren’t. They’re simply doing what they’ve seen big people doing. I would never ever as a coach have the audacity to let the team I’m coaching — especially one this young — pose for a picture holding up a finger like we were the best in the world. We borrow too much from professional sport and imprint it unfairly on amateur youth sport. The two couldn’t be more different in their outcomes.

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Technical Ramblings

Technical Ramblings

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Posts dedicated to informing and educating the members of the Eliot River Ramblers Soccer Club about player, coach, official and program development.