Thursday, August 17, 2006
My son's first fling with organized sports wrapped up recently. He had a good time, and really started to blossom. It was a non-competitive league, perfect for little kids just getting their feet wet. The substitute host for Laura Ingraham was sneering at noncompetitive sports the other week, and for older kids I think he may have something. I can't imagine that anyone but a bunch of picked-last-for-kickball-as-a-kid types would ever consider banning keeping score in grade school sports, or banning dodgeball. But, at this age, it worked out fine. The time to spur him on with the possibility of failure has not yet come. For now, it's best to just let the kids play.