Who Cares Most About Winning in Youth Sports?

There seems to be confusion in youth sports about who cares the most about winning a championship, and even about who should care the most – the coaches, the parents, or the kids. Let’s take a look at the possible motives and responses in each category. Coaches: The Ego-driven coach needs to win to feel…
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Exercise: Mastering the 5 Cornerstones of Athletic Improvement

The Growing Champions for Life philosophy was built from the idea that the youth sports experience is most effective in meeting its true objectives when coaches, parents, and administrators create the most positive learning environment possible for today's youth. I liken youth sports to life’s “sandbox” when it comes to youth development- it’s a laboratory…
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Youth Sports: Life’s “Sandbox” for Youth Development

The findings from a July 2014 study of children who played organized youth soccer published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health found that winning a game was just one of 81 determinants that makes playing sports enjoyable for children. Winning didn’t even make the top 10! It was rated 48th, which tells us…
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