Advances in Sportsmanship and Self-Esteem?
From Canada's NATIONAL POST:
In yet another nod to the protection of fledgling self-esteem, a Canadian children’s soccer league in Ottawa has introduced a rule that says any team that wins a game by more than five points will lose by default. The league has 3,000 children enrolled ranging in age from four to 18 years old.HT: J-Walk Blog
One father, Bruce Cappon, called the rule ludicrous: “I couldn’t find anywhere in the world, even in a communist country, where that rule is enforced. Everybody wants a close game, nobody wants blowouts, but we don’t want to go by those farcical rules that they come up with. Heaven forbid when these kids get into the real world. They won’t be prepared to deal with the competition out there.”