Youth sports provides boundless opportunities for athletes to learn life-changing lessons. With your guidance, they will make the most of their experiences and learn the true meaning of good sportsmanship.
Learning good sportsmanship in youth sports is not automatic. Parents and coaches must be intentional about teaching kids to develop a team player attitude. The following tips will help you instill good sportsmanship in young athletes.
1. Give everyone - coaches, players, parents – a clean slate for the new season. Don’t hold grudges.
2. Learn when to keep your mouth shut. That includes biting your tongue and letting your kid talk when he is ready.