Written and presented by: Dr. Marianne Engle

A Success Mindset can help parents prepare children physically and mentally for a happy sports experience and ensure that family memories are about the joys of learning and playing together. 

Four areas of focus will help you, your athlete and your family find balance and reap the benefits of participating in organized athletics:

-Use praise effectively.

-Always remember that sports is about building character as well as physical skills.  

-Create a family game plan for practice and game days. 

-Learn to savor every stage of development.

“By the age of 13, as many as 7 out of 10 kids will quit playing an organized sport, because it is simply not fun anymore.”

- The Aspen Institute Project Play