No one talks much about the disadvantages of youth sports. In fact, You’ve been told numerous times and in a hundred different ways that youth sports has many benefits for your child.
That is a message that needs to continue to resound; I firmly believe that youth sports can be life-changing and life-shaping for many kids.
But as a sports mom of 20 years, I’m here to tell you that there are some things that youth sports will not do for you or your child. And the only reason I want to bring this up is that I believe many parents are looking to youth sports for the wrong reasons.
Youth sports is not the cure for everything that may be wrong in the family, community, or nation. It rarely provides the pot at the end of the rainbow.
Some parents look to youth sports as the way to keep their kids busy and out of trouble. Some think that youth sports will make their children have lots of self-esteem. And still others see youth competition as a way to carry on the family legacy.
The problem is, youth sports is not a miracle cure; not a replacement for what we often really need.
Take a few minutes to think about what you are striving to accomplish by putting your kids in youth sports.
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