“I love my team.”
These little guys understand the idea of “team”.
They are unashamed of their devotion to each other.
Sitting on the bench, they support and cheer each other on.
They don’t care –or even understand–about personal stats.
They are buddies.
They probably build legos and hunt bugs together.
Competition hasn’t tainted their friendships.
They just want to run around, hit the ball, have a lot of fun, and go get ice cream.
This is what every sports parent wants to see when they put their kids in sports.
It usually begins this way…full of innocence and void of egotism.
But somewhere along the way, competition has a way of souring things.
Friendships become severed.
Stats are consumed and flaunted.
“I” becomes more important than TEAM.
How can we help them keep this picture a reality as they grow up?