A few months ago, I got a letter from a sports grandparent who wanted to tell me her grandson’s story. He’d been playing baseball since
he was five but in his junior year of high school, his interest waned. Perhaps you’ve seen something similiar happen to your child.
Neither parents nor grandparents could figure out why until they learned that, as a pitcher, he was
being criticized after the game—on the bus and in the locker room—by several seniors on the team.
Their criticism was affecting his play.