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.


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.


Think before you act, please.

Syndicated Cartoon Strip Gets it…


To see other strips in this comic, go here

Study Finds Long Term Effect of High School Sports


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.


10 ways to improve productivity during football practice


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



Interesting Comparison

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



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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