How Youth Competition Gets in the Way of Empathy

Signing your child up for team sports may seem like a great way to help them build friendships and develop a sense of belonging among peers. Unfortunately, that may not happen if the team sport is too competitive.,,,

When children start lacking empathy for their teammates and looking out for themselves, a selfish attitude can develop among players.

Try to avoid these pitfalls of playing in a competitive youth sports environment, and remind your child of the old adage, “There is no I in team.”

Brandon Capaletti