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Little Falls, NY

#41 Aug 18, 2012
All olympic athletes begin training by age 5 so again parental involement brings success.

New York, NY

#42 Aug 18, 2012
BOOK GIRL wrote:
I think books are great reading so much caused me to become so confused about my sexuality,I dont know if I am gay or straight anymoe,wish I had played sports!!!!!!!!!!
Golf makes you gay.....run from it
ole timer

Johnsburg, NY

#43 Aug 18, 2012
FBH- All Olympic athletes do not begin training by
age 5, you are really exagerating! Certainly, par-
ental involvement contributes to success no matter
what field a child shows ability in; however, I
think too many parents look to athletics as a
way to success when there are so many other fields
that are more important than sports, and yes, even
the Olympics. My daughter gave up a college volley- ball opportunity to pursue a career in medicine.
She spent six months in Afghanistan saving the
lives of our military personel as well as civilians. In this country we spend too much
time worshipping at the altar of athletic success
when the real heroes of our country are doctors,
nurses, teachers, and others who contribute to
the betterment of mankind.I would much rather have
my grandchildren look up to their mother because
she is a great doctor than even a winner of an
Olympic gold medal. If more parents would teach
their children to read well by the age of five
instead of trying to make them D1 athletes or
Olympians, the whole country would be better off.
P.S. I did coach high school football for over
thirty years.

Little Falls, NY

#44 Aug 19, 2012
I think ole timer is so frustated!
ole timer

Gloversville, NY

#45 Aug 19, 2012
Hero- Frustrated about what? My three children
all played high school sports in the valley.
They all went to college, and they all have
great careers; one's a teacher and coach, another's
an environmental engineer, and the other is a
doctor. I am not frustrated, but I am bothered
by the parents who see "the pie in the sky" D1
scholarship for their son or daughter and when it
isn't there, they have nothing to fall back on.
They blame it on poor coaching, not enough
exposure to good competition, when it's really,
in most cases, that their son or daughter does
not have the ability to be a D1 athlete. Don't
limit your child's opportunities; get them the
best education possible, and then fall back on
athletics. P.S. Did you know that none of the
top 25 liberal arts colleges in the country
have D1 athletics, and only 20% of the top 25
universities in the country are D1. That should
tell you something about where the best college
education lies.

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