Jun 12, 2017 • 4 min read
Although your young athlete may not express it—or may not even know how to express it—he or she needs you for more than the tangibles you provide. The tangibles are things like the money you fork out for camps and clinics and the hours you spend driving to and from practices, games and tournaments.
Parenting three athletes over 22 years has taught me that there are many intangible gifts we give to our kids that they probably don’t know how to ask for. Here are 15 ways you can show your athlete that you love and support him or her.
Here’s why the intangible gifts you give your young athlete are so important: They speak to who they are deep in their soul. They shape character, giving him or her a strong foundation for being an adult. Don’t let them take a backseat to the money and time you pour into your child’s youth sports experience.