Having fun in youth sports is a high priority these days. In fact, the prevailing thought trend in the youth sports culture is that kids should be having fun or they should not be playing. To a certain extent, that is a healthy and worthy philosophy, but it also brings up another dilemma: what does “fun” look like in youth sports?
Is it a coach who makes your child laugh?
A team full of great friends?
The after-game pizza party and yummy snacks?
Awards and trophies?
Fun in youth sports may mean different things to different kids. So when parents and coaches say children should be having fun, they are casting a very wide net.
Earlier this week I wrote a post for Coachup that defined those guidelines. I would love it if you’d take a few minutes to hop over to Coachup and check it out: What Does Fun Look Like in Youth Sports?
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