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Leadership in Action: In Focus - Positive Coaching - Youth Sports Hold a Lesson for Leaders by Roberta Vasko Kraus

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In Focus/Positive Coaching

Youth Sports Hold a Lesson for Leaders

Roberta Vasko Kraus

Remember when sports was just plain backyard, unorganized fun? You played all day. There was a place for everyone on a team, and it didn't matter too much whether you were good at every type of game. Fun and more fun—that's all sports was. But these days many kids are juggling two or three sports at school and in recreation leagues and are traveling to games. There is time for little else, and scoring and winning equates with success. Some parents have even resorted to hiring a personal trainer for their child, and some have gone so far as to pay a sports video company to document their child playing middle-school soccer, in hopes of landing a college athletic ...

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