It’s never too late to change your child’s sports experience. If you recognized your own patterns in any of these things on the “not-to-do list” then start with small steps in a better direction.Read more
About: David Benzel
Founder of Growing Champions for Life, David helps sports parents and coaches incorporate positivity and persistence into their communication with the young athletes who count on their encouragement and guidance. An eight-time national water skiing champion, five-time national record holder in water ski jumping, former World Championship U.S. Water Ski Team coach, and proud professional sports parent, he understands first-hand the challenges and rewards of competition. His extensive experience as a corporate leadership coach for Nextel, Sprint, Allstate, Balfour Beatty, The Villages and other companies provides David with unique insight into the skills needed to excel in sports, business and life. He brings an athlete's discipline, a coach's inspiration, and a parent's practical experience to his mission to grow not just champion young athletes, but holistically well-rounded individuals equipped for lifelong excellence.
Recent Posts by David Benzel
If you’ve been involved in youth sports for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the alarming statistic that 73% of kids quit by the age of 13. So, what can we do to reverse this trend?Read more
Have you really focused on ALL the qualities that your athlete NEEDS to make him stand out above the rest? Here are 3 great places to start making sure your athlete has everything they need.Read more
Let’s first look at the 3 motivations to be involved in sports. And then determine if there ARE worthwhile reasons for staying on a team that might be mistaken for, “the Bad News Bears.”Read more