In this week’s KEV Talks…Youth Sports I’m sharing my lessons learned from being a parent of youth sports players for over a decade and based on my coaching experience for Soccer, Flag Football, Tackle Football and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) kid’s class.
“I believe character. A parent’s character in particular. Is exposed when their child’s sports team is losing.” – Kevin Pannell (That’s me!)
Key points I discuss in KEV Talks…Youth Sports this week include:
- Let kids be coached
- Kids carry their own equipment
- If you want to help, sign up
- Yelling at kids, coaches and referees doesn’t help
- Set the example
- “What you allow in your presence you promote”
- Building kids up is primary. Wins are secondary.
I hope parents find this helpful. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a new parent or just getting your kids into organized sports. If you find yourself getting all riled up at the High School Football games (not in a good way), maybe it’s time to take a walk. For my fellow Coaches, Godspeed to you. I know the work can be thankless at times. But if you believe in what you’re doing you’ll change kids’ lives.
- Have a plan
- Stay informed
- Get involved
Kevin Pannell, PMP | Founder of KPannell Productions, LLC | Creator & Host of the KEV Talks Podcast | Principal on the @Pannell5Fit and KEV Talks YouTube Channels
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