Many parents have asked me if I think competition is healthy for kids. Is it healthy? Is it “toxic”? Does it diminish self-confidence?
As parents and coaches, we must make youth sports fun for kids. Tim Hortons’ latest advertisement highlights this.
From early specialization to costly programs to hyper-competition, this documentary tells its story through the voices of people directly involved: parents, coaches, and teachers.
Cultural, economic, and systemic issues face preteens in organized sport
Strategies to manage a competitive-based culture
The direction Canadian hockey, at its highest levels, is heading
The film looks at the importance of balancing ego and discipline with fun and creativity
From childhood and parenting, to winning and sportsmanship, the film explores important themes
Parents’ egos may thrive from the competition model, but kids thrive simply from gaining experience
Why you need to teach kids under twelve to love the game, and not worry about league standings