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    would you agree that

    The best thing about sports is that it teaches you about life. Life isn't always fair. Sometimes learning that early on in sports saves you from heartache down the road.
    Parents want to protect their kids from failure or perceived failure. Things usually have a way of working themselves out. Five or ten years after high school, nobody cares who started on the football team in high school.



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    Re: would you agree that

    something in particular motivate this?



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    Re: would you agree that

    Nope. The chance to teach these values is in youth - but adults get in and screw it up.


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    Re: would you agree that

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    Five or ten years after high school, nobody cares who started on the football team in high school.
    Coach didn't put you in back in '82?



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    Re: would you agree that

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    The best thing about sports is that it teaches you about life. Life isn't always fair. Sometimes learning that early on in sports saves you from heartache down the road.
    Parents want to protect their kids from failure or perceived failure. Things usually have a way of working themselves out. Five or ten years after high school, nobody cares who started on the football team in high school.

    Some still do care. That is who I am going to teach my kids not to be.


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    Re: would you agree that

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Some still do care. That is who I am going to teach my kids not to be.
    Assuming you're at least 28, do you remember the starters on your HS FB Team? I don't. Youth and HS sports is only good for the kids for participation and if they've good a good valued coach. Otherwise, don't bother.


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    Re: would you agree that

    in case your wondering this is not my own words. I found this quote on the below website and I really like the quote and agree with it. IowaPreps.com - Message Boards



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    Re: would you agree that

    I'm 5 years out of high school and I remembered that I started.



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    Re: would you agree that

    Quote Originally Posted by djkent01 View Post
    Assuming you're at least 28, do you remember the starters on your HS FB Team? I don't. Youth and HS sports is only good for the kids for participation and if they've good a good valued coach. Otherwise, don't bother.
    I'm not 28, and right now I don't remember everyone who started. It doesn't really matter to me. My point is that some people will hold onto their 8-2 season their senior year when they should have won state and I cannot stand it. I can understand and sometimes do enjoy going back and talking about events with people that were also involved but it doesn't define who I am like it does some. I just have a hard time with people who can't get over their high school life.


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    Re: would you agree that

    I agree. Watching my son in football this year has brought this to the forefront of my attention. It certainly is teaching him to play through a lot. You can have a good play or bad play, but either way, you've got about 30 seconds to get over it, and the next one could be the opposite. He also had more than a few times where he got dinged up (one in particular where he smashed his hand on a helmet), and although he was shaking his hand and looking at the sideline, as soon as the ball was snapped, he was in there mixing it up again, and pretty soon forgot all about it.

    He also learned that he was stronger than he thought. He's a pretty mild mannered kid, and seemed to see other kids as stronger than him, but as nose guard and center, he was mixing it up with the biggest kids on the other team and seemed surprised to come out on top more often than not. The coaches (and I) also told him that his position was a leader of the line, and towards the end of the season, he was straightening out the splits, yelling to get everyone in the huddle or up on the line, and did become a leader out there on the field. It was really cool to see the change that he underwent.



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    Re: would you agree that

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    in case your wondering this is not my own words. I found this quote on the below website and I really like the quote and agree with it. IowaPreps.com - Message Boards
    I'm confused... why wouldn't you have mentioned this in the original post?



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