Athlete’s Perspective is Key
Parents are responsible for building a proper athlete’s perspective in their young player. Unfortunately, many do not or expect that process to come from their sports coach. Of course, the best case scenario is having their coach and parents develop positive character traits in youth. The best athlete’s perspective is one that helps them understand concepts like pride, humility, teamwork, focus, work ethic and confidence.
As mentioned, gaining a great athlete’s perspective is a process that takes place over a young player’s athletic career. Parents have many opportunities to not only teach players how to conduct themselves, but they also can display ethical behavior in their own lives. Nothing teaches kids like example does. Parents who say one thing and yet go out and act in different ways create confusion in athletes.
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Printable ways to teach an athlete’s perspective
As you will read in this printable infographic for ways of teaching the desirable athlete’s perspective, one does not have to be on the playing fields to teach kids about sports. When watching sports on TV, adults can point out so many aspects of the games and of player’s character. Pointing out instances of Pride, Effort, Empathy, Courage, Trust, Honesty, Gratitude, Loyalty, Humility and other character traits is crucial for developing mature teenagers and adults.
Jack Perconte has dedicated his post-major league baseball career to helping youth. He has taught baseball and softball for the past 28 years. His playing, coaching and parenting stories create better experiences for athletes and parents. Jack has written over a thousand articles on coaching baseball and youth sports. Jack is the author of “The Making of a Hitter” and “Raising an Athlete.” His third book “Creating a Season to Remember” is now available. Jack is a featured writer for Baseball the Magazine. You can also find Jack Perconte on YouTube with over 120 fun and innovative baseball instructional videos.