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Three Steps to Having a Blast As Your Child Plays Youth Sports

By Janis B Meredith, JBM Thinks, 05/15/18, 12:00PM CDT


You are not responsible for your child’s performance and skill improvement. Just let them know you are exuberantly supporting them, and let the coach do the rest.

If you watched the 2018 Winter Olympics, then you’ll probably remember Jong Jin Kim, the dad of snowboarder Chloe Kim. He held up a posterboard sign that said “Go Chloe”, with a pink heart colored in above the words.

Jong Jin showed parents of athletes in youth sports the number one rule of being awesome: Have a blast! I will be the first to admit that having a blast isn’t always easy when watching a child play sports.