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No matter what our young athletes go on to achieve in life, they all start in the same place as everyone else: as “Just a Kid” full of potential and big dreams.
And oh, do my little athletes dream big! At this point in their young lives, a lot of those dreams revolve around sports and wanting to be like those athletes they look up to and admire. With the right motivation, maybe those dreams will come true.
One thing young athletes need is support. From parents, family, friends, and especially coaches.
Having someone believe in you is powerful. My oldest’s running coaches looked past what you might see of him on the surface: a runner who inherited his mama’s coordination (or lack there of) and whose younger brothers could easily beat him in a sprint across our backyard. But his coaches looked beyond that to an athlete who has a lot of endurance and knows how to pace himself. So, while he’s not winning any short-distance sprints, he is winning when it comes to long distance runs. He’s getting better with each race he runs, his times something he’s proud of.
You can support your young athletes by giving them encouragement, taking them to practices, games, and competitions, coaching them, listening to them talk about their activities, and making sure they’re eating well and staying hydrated. Their confidence will grow, which can improve their performance both on and off the field.
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At the end of the day, we are all “just a kid” from somewhere. But, sports have a major impact on our communities. Whether it is t-ball or the pros, every athlete in every league has a story waiting to be told. What’s yours?
You can represent your somewhere with custom “Just a Kid” apparel that features where you’re from here. All net proceeds from the sale of “Just a Kid” apparel goes to the Boys & Girls Club of America.