One of the goals of a youth sports team is to help kids learn to be leaders. But the problem is that while many coaches and parents look for natural born, charismatic leaders, they often overlook some of the strongest leaders on the team.
Perhaps your child is one of those who is overlooked. Maybe you think your child doesn’t speak up for himself enough or assert himself as player and leader. It’s frustrating, because you know what he’s capable of, and you know that could could be a leader.
It’s easy for kids to get overlooked when there’s more aggressive personalities on the team, even though some of them are really good leadership material.
It very well may be that he is a leader anyway. Earlier this week I wrote a post on Coachup about two types of leaders. Check it out and see if you can identify your child as one of these two leader personality types. Read more.
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