Ed.A wrote:I remember when we had actual "Try-outs" for Little League. You "tried out" and if you were good enough you were choosen, if not go home and try again next year.
We all had respect for those who came back the following year and went for it again. 9 times outta 10 they made it too.
Fast forward many yrs later when I was Baby-sitt...ehhemm, I mean coaching little league teaching kids how to slide properly was frowned upon and then outlawed all together, everybody got a darn Trophpy even for Losing! BAHHHH!!
That trophy for all really pisses me off too. When my son was playing soccer he got a trophy one year and his team lost. I asked him why he got a trophy he says, 'Everyone gets one just for playing.' That set me off. I then explained to him his team lost, they tried their best but still lost. I then asked if he felt he deserved a trophy for losing, get said no. I grabbed a garbage can and gave it to him. He threw the trophy out. Last year he played baseball. His team lost. He refused the trophy.