Winning is important for motivation and stick-to-itness, but learning fundamentals and life lessons is so much more important.
Wins and losses should not be the most important thing to focus on in youth sports.
Step 1. Define the term, “Goal” — One of the easiest ways to explain goals is to link the term to something children are familiar with such as hockey, soccer, or football.
Former Iowa State kicker Cole Netten put together a video of mean tweets sent to him throughout his seasons as a Cyclone, followed by the post-season awards he won. He captioned the video, “Y’all made me work harder. Thank you.”
“Go Hawks, Beat State!” and its counterpart will be oft-uttered phrases when the two teams compete throughout the year.
What would your kids say about you?
A 10-minute lesson for grades 2-12 (at home or school)
Good character in athletics is fairly common, as Lisa Brinkmeyer has begun to notice. Is this because of heavier implementation of character development in schools? Being on staff with the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, I have the privilege