Have you ever sat in the stands or sidelines and listened to parents yell at their kids and thought, "There is something wrong here?" Does your child show passion and potential in a sport but feels an unhealthy amount of pressure that is leading them to want to quit the sport they used to love so much?
The reality is, the approach society is taking to competitive youth sports as a whole is unhealthy, but it doesn't have to be that way. I am not an advocate for everybody wins; I love competition. I believe that with the correct perspective and approach youth athletics can be used to mold our children into Christ-like, confident, and joyful adults. By focusing on the journey rather than the destination players and parents can learn to find value in all of the life lessons that come through competition.
This book is a guide that is inspired through twenty-four years of coaching and watching parents who got it right and the others who missed out on the opportunity to use youth athletics to instill Christ-like characteristics and perspectives in their children. The true prize in athletics isn't a trophy or even a scholarship, it is in the life lessons that everyone has available to learn if they are willing to look for them.