Editors note; The following article originally ran in June
2012 for our “Sports Dads Month” focus on dads we identified as helping to keep
all kids safe.
Being the father of an athlete is a challenging yet rewarding role. At MomsTEAM we think sports dads deserve to be honored, not just on the third Sunday in June, but for an entire month. So we have designated June as National Sports Dads Month and invited some veteran sports dads to share their wisdom by responding to a series of questions (the same ones we asked sports moms in May). We will post a new blog for every day of June, which we hope you will find interesting, empowering, and informative, and that you will share them with your family and friends.
A longtime MLB executive and former GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers says the three biggest faults he has with today's youth sports are the
unrealistic expectations set for participants, the inability of parents
to relinquish control, and a failure to keep the focus on making the
experience a positive one for the youth.