I’m sure most people reading this have either heard an interview or read an opinion piece in the not too distant past about how we (or more likely, the USA) are becoming a nation of entitled slackers with no competitive drive. The chances are that the piece took some shots at programs such as soccer games with no score, or school competitions where everyone gets a medal. The truth of the matter is that the programs that are criticized the most are actually more likely to produce more competitive athletes and, more importantly, adults who have an ongoing participation in physical activity. Whatever you might see your child doing in their athletic future, there are a couple things that you should keep in mind while they are children.
1) Don’t worry about finding the ‘right’ sport for your child.
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