Parents and School Sports
Had a chance to read a very interesting new book the other day. Make that a 68-page paperback about high school sports.
Some down to earth parts in "The High School Sports Parent," written by Jim Thompson, that are worth repeating and here's why.
Most important, what high school students take away from competing can often be very different from the expectations of a parent.
We all know that high school sports is not professional sports, where the goal is business and making a profit. Let's face it: school sports should not mimic the pros, but instead serve as a learning experience, regardless of the talent levels. It should also be a place to develop young people.
While high school sports may have an important symbolic meaning, let's remember that this is Canada. It's a different story in the United States.
Parents might want to check this book out, especially the parts about sportsmanship at games. The book is available through Balance Sports Publishing by writing to them at 195 Lucero Way, Portola Valley, California. 94028