Five ways to support youth sports – Day 4

Part four in our five-part series this week from our friends at TrueSport.org.

In order to make youth sports a positive and enriching experience for all kids, it’s important to understand the challenges many families face in terms of participating in youth sports.

This week we encourage families and your sport organizations to consider 5 components of youth sports – one each day – and how it impacts your kids.

Day 4: Youth Development

Positive coaching is essential for a great youth sports experience, and it’s crucial for parents to reinforce lessons learned on the field and at home.

At TrueSport we provide downloadable educational lessons for youth sport coaches and parents. Topics range from sportsmanship to hydration, leadership to bullying prevention, and many more.

Make sure your student-athlete is both a student and athlete as a great education will serve them well whether or not they achieve success as an athlete.