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After a Loss: Advice for Parents

By Brooke De Lench, Mom's Team, 12/15/17, 12:00PM CST


It is important for young players to be praised for their mature and responsible decisions more than their actual playing performance.

Chances are you've heard the saying "You win some. You lose some. Some get rained out." In a few short sentences, it captures the relaxed attitude parents should have about youth sports experience.

No matter how talented your child may be, there are going to be days when he doesn't play his best or when, despite his best effort, his team loses. How you manage both the ups and the inevitable downs will play a large role in whether your child has a successful youth sports experience.