Five ways to support youth sports – Day 5

The final, and perhaps, most important part 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 5: Stay Safe

None of the great aspects of youth sports matter if we can’t make sure kids are safe while participating. For parents most of this comes down to looking out for all kids, not just your kids.

Maybe it’s unsafe equipment, kids picking on a less-skilled athlete, an inappropriate relationship between a coach and player, dangerous or illegal supplement usage, or an aggressive parent on the sidelines.

There’s an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child; be part of the village.

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