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If you were a gym teacher, you wouldn't be one of those oblivious fucktards who assigns two captains to pick their teams, thus leaving one poor bastard at the end who is going to spend their life in a state of perpetual inferiority. amirite?

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LinksLegionaires avatar LinksLegionaire Yeah You Are +2Reply

I'm an elementary ed major and this semester I'm in a class called Elementary School PE and Health. One of the things my teacher has been talking about it all the problems that exist in most elementary school PE classes because of teachers who don't use the best strategies to teach. This being the prime example of that.

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It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard because I';m fat, and it's my own fault. IF you want to suck shit at a class, don't expect special treatment. I don't think academically inept students deserve concessions in the classroom, so why should physically inept students get concessions in the gym?

@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

At my old school, people didn't normally choose the best players; they just choose their friends, leaving the decent players but loners like me without a team.

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@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

I have a slight disability, why should I have to go through the embarrassment of being picked last every time when it's not my fault? The teacher should pick the teams, that's fairer and the teams will be more equal anyway since the teacher won't care who's friends with who.

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@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

By the same token, why should the team you're on have to take you instead of someone who would be better for them?

@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

I just think that that method is particularly degrading, humiliating and unnecessary. I remember one time where I was picked like next to last and it scarred me goddammit!

themissingsocks avatar themissingsock Yeah You Are +1Reply
@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

Don't let this sort of thing affect you. Train, and you'll be better. Then you'll be more desirable as a player. I'm not picked last anymore because now I have better stamina. Instead of asking the team leaders to give you 'charity', improve yourself so they want to take you.

@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

What if you can't improve because you have a disability? If I could opt out of gym I would, but I can't, and it's hard enough knowing you're a burden on the team without being reminded of it. Someone has to have me on their team anyway, and like I said the teams will be more equal if the teacher picks.

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@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

I just thought of something. Have the two who would be the most of a burden be the captains. They'd probably be identified early on.

@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

Well, no, that would be even worse because the whole point is I'd like to avoid the humiliation of being singled out for not being lucky enough to have a body in full working order. But I still don't see why schools don't just have the teacher do it, there's no downside.

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@B10ckH34d It's only fair. IT's the only way to make the teams more or less equal in ability. I am often the poor bastard...

Imbalanced teams (the students know each other better than the teacher), screwed up team mechanics (the members don't like each other and don't pass to the person they're ostracising)

And besides, wouldn't the team be pissed at you anyway? And maybe even more so that the teacher seems clueless?

@B10ckH34d Imbalanced teams (the students know each other better than the teacher), screwed up team mechanics (the members...

Nah the teachers would make a better team dynamic because they pay more attention to students' physical abilities than to friendship, leading more balanced teams. Also I don't think team mechanics would be screwed up - people wouldn't want to mess up their chances of winning just for the sake of upsetting someone else.
I don't particularly care about being liked, but I want to be respected the same as everyone else, not singled out for my lack of athletic ability.

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@Nah the teachers would make a better team dynamic because they pay more attention to students' physical abilities...

I meant if you're not as good as the others, they have a better chance at winning if you don't get the ball. By screwed up dynamics I mean they don't know each others playing style and stuff, and CANNOT work as well together.

The real work involves rejection and failure. Get used to it. The school can't protect you from it forever.

@pantherfanatic The real work involves rejection and failure. Get used to it. The school can't protect you from it forever.

Yeah, but the entire point is that you can't avoid gym class, but in the real world you can avoid situations in which you would suck, I'm not gonna apply for a job as a football coach. I have other talents, but no matter how hard I try I'm shitty at gym and always will be. And in no other class is there that kind of public humiliation.

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@Real life doesn't involve gym class...

It involves a lot of situations in which you're not picked if you suck. You don't get a job just because you want one. You get a job because you push yourself and become better than the other applicants.

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