A stadium of goodwill

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Are over-involved parents demotivating young Canadian athletes?

When my daughter, who is a skilled and dedicated soccer play in her own right, saw the level of intensity exhibited by young kids playing soccer in a pick-up game in Ouakam, she quickly commented that few if any of the players she knew back home would step foot onto the sand lot to join in. “They look like they’re trying to qualify for the World Cup,” she said. “And it’s not even a real game.” Except, of course, that it was far more real than many of the games she’d played in. There were no parents. No coaches. Somebody’s…

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A stadium of goodwill

It was a long day. Or rather, a long week. Clearing customs was a challenge, as it always is, but we managed to get the materials through in tact. After that, it was just a question of getting the uniforms into the hands of the kids. We had several meetings with coaches and league managers and finally decided on a day and location. We picked a stadium at Yoff- the same place I saw so many games in my youth. We invited a long list of dignitaries to come and hand out uniforms to the teams. And of course, we…

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