At Pro Skills Basketball, we use the acronym F.O.C.U.S. in our attempt to make a change in a youth sports culture that we see as flawed.
The “F” in F.O.C.U.S. stands for FUN, as we believe, along with many others, that a big issue facing youth athletics today is pressure sucking the fun out of sport, causing kids to give up on sports at a young age.
A quick Google search for “youth sports”, reveals article after article discussing the world of youth sports and the need to make it fun again.
As Mark Hyman wrote in a New York Times article, when asked why they play sports at a young age, most kids list “fun” as their main reason to participate.
Below are a few things that parents can do to help their child have fun while playing sports.