Making friends with your fellow sideline parents doesn’t matter until it does – when on-field tragedy strikes a youth soccer player.
Being the coach of your son’s team is a dream of many a dad. It can be a nightmare without the proper expectations.
When his son’s soccer career ended, this dad discovered new obstacles they could navigate through a running event.
My patience with his slow recovery from this injury is waning. My sympathy is quickly turning into disappointment at his lack of grit.
Does a child quitting a sports team set them up for a lifetime of giving up when things don’t quite go their way? This dad says yes.
I forgot how essential sports are for bring “others” to us, to society writ large, until there weren’t any to watch — in person or on TV.