Keeping score in youth leagues

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Salty, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,095
    Likes Received:
    218
  2. JohnDeereFan

    JohnDeereFan
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    4,628
    Likes Received:
    11
    Of course. If you don't, then how do you know who won?

    Losing is good for kids. Teaches them sportsmanship, losing gracefully, how to deal with setbacks, and how to set goals.
     
  3. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,095
    Likes Received:
    218
    Does anyone here have kids who play youth sports?

    Your thoughts???
     
  4. InTheLight

    InTheLight
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    16,192
    Likes Received:
    611
    I have two boys that play traveling baseball and basketball plus I coach traveling baseball.

    Scores should be kept otherwise the game is pointless. I've spoken with parents whose kids play in scoreless leagues and they say the kids keep score in their heads anyway, so the exercise is futile.
     
  5. webdog

    webdog
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    24,691
    Likes Received:
    0
    I coach football for the Upwards league which is a sports league used first to bring children to Christ. We keep score during games (3rd grade and up, not under) but we do not keep standings. I don't agree with this approach, but I can understand why it is done. Winning and losing are secondary to the Gospel...but it is important to learn to do both gracefully. Not to mention, the kids still keep standing privately :)
     
  6. rbell

    rbell
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    When no score is kept, how can one improve one's self in the sport? Without any scorekeeping, there is no standard to measure improvement.

    So, my contention is (especially with older kids) those who oppose scorekeeping also oppose the kids improving.
     

Share This Page

Loading...