Being an effective coach and sports parent means thoughtfully evaluating what you want the kids to take away from the sports experience. Keep sports in perspective and understand that first and foremost, kids play sports for the following reasons:

  • To have fun

  • To learn and improve skills

  • To get exercise and stay in shape

  • To do something they’re good at

  • To play as a part of a team

  • For the challenge of competition

  • To win