70% of children, which means more than likely, your child, will walk away from the game they once loved by the time they are thirteen years old, never to play again. Basketballs are left buried and deflated alongside abandoned gloves, bats and soccer balls as kids flee today’s high pressured rat race that is youth sports.
Think back to how much you loved playing and square that with the fact that 7 out of 10 kids say, “I don’t want to play anymore, it’s no fun,” largely because of the pressures placed on them by overzealous parents and coaches and programs with misplaced priorities.
In this Jim Huber Podcast, solutions are provided to help keep your child’s joy alive and their development moving forward into their teens. You will be given questions to ask a club director and/or coach to make sure it is the right fit. You will also understand how to evaluate practices, games and workouts to verify you made a good decision.
Troy and I were fortunate to visit with Scott Simpson who has spent years coaching basketball on all levels: 1 year in the NBA, 1 year at Division I, 3 years at Junior College, 10 years at High School and 4 years running a Basketball Club. He as well has had the experience of finding the right situations in soccer for his daughter who is only a freshman and is already getting recruited at the Division I level.
Enjoy this episode of The Jim Huber Show!
What You will Hear In This Podcast
- 2:53- 5 Areas that you should make sure a club program provides for your child
- 4:10- The importance of finding out what your child’s goals are
- 5:17- Great questions to ask your child
- 6:17- Finding an opportunity for your child to develop a skill set in a particular sport
- 7:54- A player’s success story from not being given up on early on in his life
- 9:20- Understanding that playing on an Elite Team might not be best for your child
- 11:04- Coaches can Make or Break Players
- 12:34- Questions you to need to ask a club/team before your child commits to them
- 14:57- Don’t do these things while watching your child’s practice
- 16:32- Find coaches that don’t set bad examples for your child
- 17:18- Are exposure camps valuable for your child to attend
- 20:21- The challenges of finding a quality basketball club for your child to play for
- 23:07- Questions to ask a coach to find out if they are best fit to coach your child
- 25:52- The difference from Player Development and Team Development
- 29:37- Make sure you are making a positive investment in your child’s youth sports experience
- 31:00- Who’s better Golden State or 1995-96 Chicago Bulls?
You can receive inspiring and motivating information on a daily basis from Scott Simpson by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please leave a reply if you have any suggestions or comments about the “Win At All Cost” mentality or hit me up @jimhubershow
Remember: “Let’s Make The World Better Through Sports”