Winning vs.Teaching Life Skills


Last updated 9/26/2016 at 3:53pm

After watching some Brevard High School team sports, I asked myself – “What is the purpose of high school team sports? Is it to win, or is it to develop our youth?” Team sports teach students conditioning, playing by the rules, teamwork, setting goals and trying to accomplish them, disappointment as well as achievement, discipline, camaraderie, and winning and losing.

It appears that high school sports are now concentrating only on winning as opposed to teaching valuable life skills. When coaches play only certain players and not others because they might possibly lose a game, are th...

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