It’s Not Whether Your Kid Wins or Loses . . .
Grown-Ups Get A Little Coaching In Sportsmanship
By Amy Gardner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Amid the thuds and slaps of a dozen soccer balls and the happy shrieks of 100 running, kicking, laughing children, one sound was absent at a recent soccer practice of the Burke Athletic Club in southwest Fairfax County: grown-ups.
It’s not that the children were unsupervised. But this was Soccer Festival Wednesday, a weekly gathering when coaches put down their whistles, parents rest their vocal cords and children play not for points, not for victory -- but purely for fun.