Ottawa Recreational Soccer League Creates Wimpy Children

It had to be said after I read this story.

In yet another nod to the protection of fledgling self-esteem, an Ottawa children’s soccer league has introduced a rule that says any team that wins a game by more than five points will lose by default.

The Gloucester Dragons Recreational Soccer league’s newly implemented edict is intended to dissuade a runaway game in favour of sportsmanship. The rule replaces its five-point mercy regulation, whereby any points scored beyond a five-point differential would not be registered.

If I were a parent of a child in this league, I would move them out. When kids are not allowed to experience the pain of a good ass whooping, they are simply being protected from an experience that will drive them to strive harder. The coddling has to stop or our children will grow up trained to roll over and take it because it can’t get any worse.

These poor kids aren’t even old enough to realize they are getting OfficiallyScrewed.

h/t to my friend Iain for this one.

5 thoughts on “Ottawa Recreational Soccer League Creates Wimpy Children

  • June 7, 2010 at 1:27 am
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    These children will be ill-equipped to defend our land and country. I moved my son from soccer to football, which he adored.

  • June 7, 2010 at 9:47 am
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    i remember my old man telling our ball team that we need to tone it down when giving an absolute ass kickin to the other team. all i could tell him is that if we didnt do it, someone else would and that if the shoe was on the other foot, we would be the ones being smoked. PC is for whimps.

  • June 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm
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    C’mon, what about the kids’ Human Right to self-esteem without actually having accomplished anything.

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  • March 15, 2011 at 11:01 am
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    I used to coach there and thats why I quit (after 5 games) and took my child with me to a different league to OSU. theres no spirit to accomplish anything in that league other than get a crappy medal made in china at the end of the season. and the dragons bank accounts fatter.

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