By Kyle Bonagura
Saturday, July 5th, 2008 at 8:00 pm in Uncategorized.
Is turning into a joke
Check out that video to see a story of a town in Ohio that canceled their All-Star game.
It’s just another step backwards in youth sports. These parents who are overprotective of their kids feelings drive me nuts. I’m not sure what the rules are in all the leagues, but in Tassajara Valley they don’t allow 10-year-olds to play “Majors” or 9-year-olds to play “AAA.” They also have a 5-run rule in innings 1-5.
My question would be who are the new rules supposed to be protecting? By putting the more talented 9 yos with the less talented ones, there is going to be an even bigger separation in the calibers of play and the less talented kids are going to be even less successful. Five-run rule? At what point are kids going to learn that they have to work hard to be successful in life. Sports are a microcosm to life in that respect and kids are now getting taught that life is fair when it’s not.
I can vividly remember little league baseball (I’m 23) and the guys I grew up playing with still talk about it. It was a big deal back then and all of us turned out ok (I think) … this “everyone wins, everything is fair” philosophy is a joke.