Imagine playing golf with out a golf ball. Hmm…maybe we’re finally on to something here…
“News is anything that makes a reader say, `Gee Whiz’! “
– Arthur MacEwen, American editor
You may have heard or read about the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) news story on the youth soccer league in Midlake, Ontario, Canada which has decided that they want to improve the experience of the children playing on its teams. In order to achieve this goal, the league’s administrators have decided to eliminate what they consider to be one of the more damaging aspects of sports; that being competition.
Helen Dabney-Coyle of Midlake’s Soccer Association explained the objective this way, “This year to address some of the negative effects of competition, we’ve actually removed the ball. And the kids are loving it.”
(I added the emphasis)
According to the story, Helen went on to say, “By removing the ball, it’s absolutely impossible to say ‘this team won’ and ‘this team…
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