Slideline Sucess: How To Be A Good Spectator

Youth Flag Football | Shaking Hands

We’ve all been there, the moment the words leave your mouth you wish them back in, but its too late.  The damage is done.  You look around and see your family, friends, neighbors – your community, meanwhile desperately hoping no one really heard you, especially the kids.

Certainly for me, and probably for many of us, youth sports have a way of bringing out the emotional highs and lows.  I think as parents we sometimes watch our kids perform in sports and somehow feel it reflects on us as parents (and as coaches).  These feelings can range from a mere itch to an overwhelming sensation to react.   Oft times it makes us forget why we are here in the first place and why sports are important.

Glennon at Momastery wrote this wonderful article to remind us of what we should not need to be reminded of, but often do.  She writes:

“When we teach our kids a team sport – there are really TWO LESSONS happening. There is the sport – and then there are the deeper, truer, lessons. Lessons like how to be part of a team – how to win with class and lose with grace – how to show up, take risks, fall down, get back up, and how to treat friends and adversaries.”  

Read the full article at here.

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