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How to Enjoy Watching Your Teens Play Sports

October 18, 2018
By Joe Hamstra

The sign says so much about the adults who watch those games.

When I ponder the problems with athletics today—from the over-the-top pressure coaches feel to win, to recruitment scandals, to scholarship blunders, to ridiculous spending—much of the challenge stems from parents losing perspective on the game.  Far too often, we parents are living out our unlived life through our kids. We begin getting too intense, too emotional and too illogical. This intensity can actually remove your children’s drive, focus and fun.

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