Kids drop out of sports because they aren’t having fun. There’s too much time, or pressure, or it simply is too similar to the rest of their day: More adult instruction.
Let Grow’s content guru, Stacy Tornio, loved sports as a kid and is raising two athletic children. They moped when COVID put an end to their teams — but in watching the season haltingly start up again, Stacy had a revelation: Because all bets were off — no tournaments, no normal drills, no parents screaming in the stands — her kids were having MORE fun than before the pandemic. SCORE!
Read Stacy’s essay here (and below it there’s a cute video of kids saying all the things parents scream at them from the stands).