A year ago I wrote on what the team sport mentality is doing to the health of four generations of American’s.
After a year, I am still running into boys and girls leaving school team sports for anything other than the forced humiliations and pain suffered all in the effort to Win-at-All-Costs.
A few are taking up golf, which I am very proud of them for doing, but most of them are heading to the streets where the humiliation and pain is life threatening.
Coaches, lighten up, you can find another job if you get let go for not producing a winning team that draws the rich kid’s parents into your school district. Your pushing of kids to beyond their abilities is not producing athletes but very depressed individuals. The ones who survey are going into the business world with an attitude that is causing the growing deceptive actions businesses are taking to generate revenue at all costs.
Yes, what is taught to the kids today on the football field and hockey courts will makes it way to the boardroom over time…making the workplace even harder to deal with than it is… What starts on the playground continues for a lifetime.