A sprain, a strain, or a broken bone. Your child is injured. Injuries during athletics are common. There are more than 3.5 million childhood sports-related injuries per year, according to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Whether your child’s injury is fairly minor or it’s much more major, it’s likely that they’ll have to sit on the sidelines – at least temporarily. Here’s where the problem comes in. Your child understands the issues that come along with injuries. The pain is real and your child knows that they have to heal. But, that doesn’t stop your young athlete from wanting to play, practice and compete. What now?
Everyone in the stands knows Danielle is one of the best basketball guards among all middle schools in the region. The desire within Danielle to be the best in hoops may also have jumped over into the young girl’s overall attitude. At first, her parents paid little attention to the occasional verbal outburst at officials and other players on her team. However, the outward examples of her frustration are increasing and more noticeable to her coach, teammates and fans. What can be done to address a situation such as Danielle’s?
Your parents are worried your increased interest in athletic pursuits will have a negative effect on your grades. You make the promise nothing like that will ever happen, but the nightly two-hour practices are eating into your homework time. What can you do to keep the promise to your parents?
Sports and Life are connected in a sometimes complex way, and there are times in both when the chance to "bend" or "break" the rules can be tempting. It is important as coaches to teach players to Honor The Game and exhibit model behavior both on AND off the field or court. Here at Future Stars Summer Camps we expect that our coaching staff be Positive Coaches helping to develop not only our campers sporting skills but also the value themes that are a big part of both Sports and Life.