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    Re: [RC] Youth - Sullivan

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "CMNewell" <reshan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    > Or for that matter, playing games of various sorts with one's friends
    > *without* some damned organized league and point standings and all that
    > Whatever happened to just being a kid?
    >                           --CMNewell
    Gosh, a voice of common sense!! My husband has been saying this for YEARS!
    For many
    summers he got groups of kids to come out to a local park and lake, and play
    fun games like
    capture the flag, ditch-um and made-up games.  AFterward, they all swam.  No
    organized teams,
    no little-league parents, etc.
    I would much prefer to see my young kids make up games and play (use
    imagination), than
    have parents screaming at them and organized game rules, and pressure to
    I still maintain, a 3-5 year old child should be exploring a variety of
    interests, and has no perspective
    to know that they HAVE to do competitive endurance!
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    [RC] Youth, CMNewell