Sunday, October 12, 2008

WRA on Cheshire sports

The WRA has a couple writeups on Cheshire High School sports today.

First is this piece that mentions my old cross country coach Rob Schaeffer. I started with Ron McReavy, but he retired from that coaching position while I was in high school. So I guess Coach Schaeffer has been at it for about 20 years now!

Then there's this piece on the culture of Cheshire sports. As for the competitiveness that's mentioned... I participated in sports, but I was never competitive. I never won any competitions... and I was perfectly happy. I participated to have fun... I don't recall winning ever being a goal of mine when I played sports. From football to foosball... I just enjoy myself and am perfectly happy if others win.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that kids participate in sports and that parents attend sporting events, but from what I'm hearing things are getting way out of hand.
Example - It used to be that before high school football games, the parents put on the pasta dinners at the youth center. Back in the junior football days, you just went and watched the game. Now it seems that starting at the junior football level, parents are required to sign up for either an appetizer, side dish, or main dish for the tailgate parties they have before the games.
Judging by the tables set up at the high school senior parking lot on Friday nights, it seems that the tailgating continues.
Then there's the competitiveness - it's always been there. Winning is all that's important. One time the football coach told my kid who played defense to "take his legs out."
Back when tie scores stood as final scores, the kids got yelled at for it being a tie score and not a win.
One has to wonder what some of these coaches are teaching our kids. One also has to wonder why some of these coaches are still coaching.