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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Seriously, who came up with that saying? WTF

Cause really, Are “sports” just for fun?

I’m pretty sure the people who actually say its “just for fun”, don’t have a competitive bone in their body.
I’m big on definitions, so here they are.

Just for Fun: Something that provides enjoyment or amusement; to behave in a playful or joking way.

Competitive: Wanting to achieve more than others; wanting to beat others; being aggressive & ambitious.

Now sometimes you can be competitive and have fun, but normally that is only when you are winning. If you’re losing however, you won’t be playful or joking around. LMAO
If you are on an adult coed team and your having a beer or two during the game.
Now that is a good time. I however don’t recommend this for anyone under the age of 21. ; )
Even then if you are a competitive person, you still have a hard time just letting loose and having fun.

I’m sure that most kids started off initially playing “just for fun”. But as they get older, I’d say about 6 years old, is when this change happens. Either you are competitive or you are not.

Anyone who thinks you can mix the two together is just crazy.

What is the reason behind a competitive sport? I know that I have said this before. The biggest reason for playing a competitive sport is to get noticed, in order to get a college scholarship, and the experiences that you just cant get from playing on a “just for fun” team.

You will never get noticed by a scout if you are playing for a recreational team.

I’m not saying that one is better than the other; it really comes down to what you want for your kid. However, if your kid has a competitive nature, then you should at least give them the chance they deserve.

I can tell you its hard work, having a kid in a competitive sport, but you owe it to your child to be willing to do what you can to help your child be successful.

Isn’t that what it is really about? Your child’s happiness?

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