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  1. Vance

    Good article. Many solid points. Exercise. Working together. Accepting roles. The translating of so many “life skills” into the work place and life in general as young people move forward.

    Competition and striving to win are both positive experiences. They can be handled negatively by some. (Usually adults). Handling tough losses or losing streaks or losing seasons provide numerous educational opportunities. As does winning championships.

    I will admit the trend of non-competition and/or not keeping score in some youth sports is very troubling. Kids can count. What a great time to teach that winning isn’t the only thing. But many organizations have given in to “self esteem” proponents and other “politically correct ” movements.
    Wining is ok. Losing is ok. Great time to teach.

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