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Old 10-14-2010, 07:54 AM   #14
Grissim Connery
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Originally Posted by Aaron C Bennett View Post
I think teaching young kids touch/flag rugby is a much better way to up general athleticism, foster a competitive spirit and let them see that fitness can be fun. I also think it fits more with the American sports mentality of old. The old adage is, "Rugby is a hooligan's sport played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentleman's sport played by hooligans." I think the sense of fair play and general sportsmanship that is promoted in rugby is possibly more important to the little tykes than the actual athletic skills.
i don't know actual rugby rules, but as a really young kid, football rules were really confusing to me. soccer was easier to comprehend

ex) soccer
coach: kick the ball into the goal
me: aight
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