Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kids Like To Win; Adults Need To Win 741.1

I ran across this blog post this morning and thought it particularly applicable during this season of NFL and College football, MLB playoffs, and Canterbury Fall Athletics. Mr. Josephson highlights a distinction I find worth noting here: kids like to win but it is our culture, seemingly, that feels the need to win - to be the best, to start, to become a legend.

In middle school sports it is about the journey. It is about the experience. It is about the camaraderie. It can be competitive and pure and that is why it is so special to be able to wear that Canterbury jersey. Soon enough the jerseys our kids wear will mean more pressure to win for winning sake's. Canterbury wins as a byproduct of our desire to teach the life lessons that come from the competition itself.

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