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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:35 am
by Reefer2
Aaronp18 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:38 am
Topper wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:34 am
Our rural BC soccer assoc is steadfast in no compete soccer. No goalies or score keeping until U11. But when my son played, on the drive home he told me the score and who scored every goal for both teams. Bloody useless.

He now races bicycles and because of a similar non compete at our local track, we're in Spokane 2 or 3 times a week (2.5hr drive each way - got in just past 11 last night). Trophies for 1st to 3rd at the races.
Yeah the non-compete shit is ridiculous. The kids know! Good parents and coaches teach their kids how to lose and how to win. It's an integral part of growing up, so many young adults these days simply expect to be successful no matter what.

Life is a competition. Learn to excel and learn to bounce back after defeat!
Just chatting about that and something as simple as sports day, remember when you received ribbons? Now there is little to no running or other events and zero ribbons.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:31 pm
by Topper
My kid's school doesn't even have a sports day for grades 1-3, instead they take them to the playground in City Park for the afternoon. LOL

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:46 pm
by Reefer2
Topper wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:31 pm
My kid's school doesn't even have a sports day for grades 1-3, instead they take them to the playground in City Park for the afternoon. LOL
Wow - since when it is bad to praise kids who are born athletes, we talk about kids doing well in school, giving them certificates for B or A average but we don't praise people who can run fast. How about no more valedictorian speeches at graduation, maybe it makes all the "less smart" kids feel bad.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 1:01 pm
by micky107
Reefer2 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:46 pm
Topper wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:31 pm
My kid's school doesn't even have a sports day for grades 1-3, instead they take them to the playground in City Park for the afternoon. LOL
Wow - since when it is bad to praise kids who are born athletes, we talk about kids doing well in school, giving them certificates for B or A average but we don't praise people who can run fast. How about no more valedictorian speeches at graduation, maybe it makes all the "less smart" kids feel bad.
Some idiots think competition is bad for younguns.
What they don't realize is that the sooner a youngun finds out someone is better at something, anything, than he or she is,
the sooner they start to try harder at everything.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:54 pm
by Aaronp18
It's a whole new world out there, parents are so involved with their kids lives even as adults. Wait until you get a phone call from a parent asking why their kid didn't get the job they interviewed for, or calls in sick for their 21 year old child. Wonder where this entitlement comes from?

The latest at my sons school, you cannot refer to children with sex specific pronouns unless they approve of it. Last week one of his teachers went around the class and asked how they would like to be referred to as in pronoun form. He/she/it/vagabond/asshat/spoiled fucking brat :roll:

It's getting ridiculous.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:02 pm
by Strangelove
Aaronp18 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:54 pm
The latest at my sons school, you cannot refer to children with sex specific pronouns unless they approve of it. Last week one of his teachers went around the class and asked how they would like to be referred to as in pronoun form. He/she/it/vagabond/asshat/spoiled fucking brat :roll:

It's getting ridiculous.
Liberal Fascism.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:02 pm
by ukcanuck
Strangelove wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Aaronp18 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:54 pm
The latest at my sons school, you cannot refer to children with sex specific pronouns unless they approve of it. Last week one of his teachers went around the class and asked how they would like to be referred to as in pronoun form. He/she/it/vagabond/asshat/spoiled fucking brat :roll:

It's getting ridiculous.


Liberal Fascism.
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The first political YouTube sermon where he talked about postmodern social Marxism I wondered if i had just discovered Doc’s alter ego

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:05 pm
by Puck
Not sure what's going on in the Valley, Reef, but around here all the running events have place-ribbons -it's seriously competitive.

As for not recording the score in soccer, as you both pointed out, every kids loves to win and they all know the score. So you haven't removed the competitiveness at all. I believe the reason for not recording wins is to avoid the problem of "one fast kid, one kid that can hammer it" tactics from the coach. If you start hanging recorded victories on coaches of young teams (U10 and below), many will tool their game plan to boot the ball up-field to the fastest kid who'll outrun everyone and slot it in the goal. That's somewhat fine for those two kids, but at 2-touches and a goal, it doesn't teach anybody else on the field how to play. It doesn't really teach any of them to play.

As for everything else about the current age of entitlement, I'm with you guys - it's appalling.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:20 pm
by 5thhorseman
Yeah, in my kids pre-Atom league the kids always know the score, even when it's 20-1!

But the coach is already giving the better players more ice-time. And at the year-end party a few kids are singled out with trophies. So I'm happy that not everyone believes that malarkey.

Everyone wants to win; the coaches, kids, and parents. Pretty dull otherwise.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:40 am
by Per
OK, I know the Daily Mail is a rag, but apparently they have good taste...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... strip.html

:drink:

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:56 am
by Per
NAFTA will be hosting the 2026 World Cup!

Most games, including the playoffs, will be played in the USA, but the initial group phase will have 16 groups playing in 10 cities in the USA, three in Canada (Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto, iirc) and three in Mexico.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:57 am
by Reefer2
Yeah Canada finally in WC again.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:29 am
by Reefer2
Seattle closest venue, Edmonton closest Canadian venue.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 am
by Puck
I'm still hoping for Vancouver to get back into consideration, but if not, Seattle's a great venue... and close by.

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:33 pm
by Aaronp18
I'm assuming natural grass plays into consideration as to where games are played. Cause Vancouver would draw higher ticket prices than Edmonton for sure!