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Join us for the beginning of Fall as Play Hard Athletics presents the Fall Ball Ruckus Youth Basketball Tournament. All age groups are welcome and multiple team discounts are available. REGISTER online prior to 9/11/2014 to receive an additional discount. Please click HERE to REGISTER
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News & Updates the results for the hoops in session invitational is now available. please click here to view.
Should coaches make players pay for their mistakes?
I’ve seen people say, NO! Coaches need to STOP making players pay for their mistakes.
Recently Amanda Scarborough wrote a message in which she talks about competitiveness…
“Competing has become somewhat of a lost art for this generation of softball players, and one that I hear from many college coaches that is a characteristic they are searching for in their future athletes. Nowadays, more often than not,competing is a quality that is having to be taught, instead of being innate.”
In my opinion, competing IS still innate. BUT I believe it’s being hampered, discouraged, and eliminated by people who forever pamper kids, giving everyone a trophy while telling them “it’s okay” whenever they mess up, and instilling the idea that you don’t pay for mistakes or shouldn’t have to.
Competitiveness also gets watered down bycoaches and parents who continually make excuses for players, teaching them to look outside themselves for reasons they didn’t do well vs taking ownership of their performance and empowering them to do better next time.