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This Is What Loving a Sport Looks Like

By Alex Flanagan, I Love To Watch You Play, 12/19/17, 12:00PM CST

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You can’t teach a kid passion, but every now and again you can show them what it looks like.

It was a great reminder of what can happen when adults get out of the way. … You can’t teach a kid passion, but every now and again you can show them what it looks like.

My favorite camp of the summer was the one my 9-year-old son Declan did on a spit of grass on the side of the street in our neighborhood. It was free and put on by a group of high school boys who love the game of lacrosse so much that they dedicated a week of their free time introducing and teaching it to 9-12 year-olds.

“We’ve played lacrosse our whole lives and remember how awesome it was to play at such a young age,” said Isaiah Dawson, one of the camp counselors who now, in his senior year at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California,  is ranked by Inside Lacrosse as the number one high school senior player in the country.