If you have a child in youth sports, then you know that kids make mistakes and often struggle to recover from them. The following excerpt from Football Momʼs Survival Guide may be speaking to moms of football players, but the truths are for every parent of a young athlete who knows the frustration and humiliation of making errors in his game.
|This is a guest post by Janis Meredith. Janis is a sports mom and coachʼs wife. She writes a sports parenting blog called JBM Thinks. Get her latest ebook “Football Momʼs Survival Guide” just released in July. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.|
My seven year-old son and his team won the first tournament he’d ever played in last summer. This year our team started right where we left off.
The “Love of the Game” is a phrase you have probably heard many times if you follow sports. Typically when an athlete reaches a very high level in their sport they speak of how they have this love of their sport, that helps to drive them, makes them want to play it more, and ultimately helps them become great.