When Sports Kids Don’t Get Enough Playing Time + MORE
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When sports kids don’t get enough playing time, it can really hurt their confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.
They feel as if the coaches don’t value them. They worry that they’re doing everything wrong.
As sports parents, you can help your young athletes when they feel this way.
First of all, if you believe the coach is favoring other kids over your child, you could talk to the coach…