8th Place Ribbon: A Generation of Wussies

Website, based on the book of the same name, dedicated to the prevention of the wussification of America

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What do youth sports teach our children, really?

This article shows a very like-minded viewpoint, highlighted by a Michigan State University study about the important life lessons that youth sports teach our children.

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/what_does_youth_sports_teach_our_children_really

Parents Violently Attack Youth Football Coach Over Playing Time

Regardless of your stance on concealed carry, the reason I post this article is to illustrate the craziness that surrounds youth sports these days.  It is inconceivable to me that someone would start a physical altercation with a coach over playing time, but this poor guy got more than that.

http://gunssavelives.net/self-defense/parents-violently-attack-youth-football-coach-over-playing-time-his-wife-stops-the-attack-with-her-gun/

Think before you act, please.

Syndicated Cartoon Strip Gets it…

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To see other strips in this comic, go here

Study Finds Long Term Effect of High School Sports

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Another great article about the value of youth and high school sports later in life.  This is one for all of those people who want to say it’s just a game, and that parents are trying too hard to make professional athletes.  It’s so much more than that.  Sports teach so many life lessons (as I mention in my book).   Here is the link to this great article which cites a study on the topic.

http://www.ithaca.com/sports/study-finds-long-term-effect-of-high-school-sports/article_ac5b03de-0d00-11e4-a564-001a4bcf887a.html?utm_content=bufferc630e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

10 ways to improve productivity during football practice

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This is a great read for anyone who is new to coaching or looking to streamline their practices.

http://youthfootballonline.com/eliminating-the-biggest-time-wasters-in-your-youth-football-practice/

 

Interesting Comparison

This is a great article that illustrates how being a good leader resembles being a youth sports coach.

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140714163732-5002630-want-to-become-a-great-leader-go-coach-little-kids

 

Follow on Twitter!

You can now follow my Twitter feed @8thPlaceRibbons

I will post on like-minded topics and articles from this feed.  Spread the word.

On a side note, I thought it was funny when I went to choose my Twitter handle and it was already in use.  The guy’s bi-line says “Opinionated prick who hates today’s Everyone gets a Trophy Society”.  I couldn’t help but follow someone with a view like that.

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