Nothing seems to grind my gears more than sport environments that cut kids or discourage them from trying out.
In this climate, where physical activity and resiliency is lacking in our kids, to remove something like athletics from their life is doing them a huge disservice. We as coaches have an opportunity to play a huge role in the development of the child and need to take this job seriously. We can be the coach that lights a fire under them to partake in physical activity for the rest of their life or be the person who discourages it.
We can be the ones who show them the amazing benefits associated with athletics or do the exact opposite. Lastly, we can be the person who encourages and shows them that you care and by doing so, forever change that kids life for the better!