I was reading over some of the posts on your website and I reflected on some of my past experiences.
As I was raising my kids we would go out and play and have a great time playing the game of basketball. What other kids called “work” we called fun. One thing that we did as a family was to go out and play.
This day and time kids don’t play anymore (playstation, facebook,etc…). They think that they can watch a game or two learn a couple of plays and they know the game. What we called “work” or “training” would absolutely kill them, but I digress. I’m writing this e-mail particularly in regards to girls basketball.
I have a daughter who is very well known in the basketball arena. I taught her that basketball is just a “tool” to get her to another place in life. I sit in the stands and listen to parents fuss at their kids when the game is over about everything that they did wrong.
In reality the chances of a female making alot of money in basketball is slim to none. There is no future in basketball after college (for most, if they make it that far). I guess what I’m saying is let the kids be kids and enjoy their childhoods. Get them out of the house and make it enjoyable. Teach them team work, hard work, and the most important of them all make it fun.
Parents are tearing down their kids because of a bad play but haven’t even spent anytime with them just enjoying the sport. If you have a girl that can get a full scholarship and a quality education what else can you ask for. I love them game and love watching the kids have their moments. Parents relax and encourage and support them. Make it fun!
GSO.com note on making it fun:
The more you love it and enjoy it, the longer you will keep on playing the sport……