"By the age of 15, as many as 8 out of 10 kids will quit playing an organized sport, because it is simply not fun anymore."- The Aspen Institute Project Play
It is our hope that participation in Rowayton Little League will lead our kids to become better all around student athletes. In this vain, inCourage is a great website with videos that educate, guide and improve communications between student athletes, parents and coaches. The mission of inCourage is to provide evidence-based strategies to help young athletes and adults improve the culture of youth sports and stem the alarming attrition of young people participating in organized athletics.
inCourage translates academic research into informative, impactful and actionable solutions that help athletes, coaches and parents understand one another and communicate more effectively. inCourage offers a wealth of videos, blogs and other content that are free to all.
Youth sports are supposed to build confidence, a sense of teamwork, and an appreciation for hard work recognized and rewarded. Too often, young athletes lose the love of the game because of overwhelming negative forces – from bullying to parental pressures to coaching techniques that take the fun out of the sport.
Please have a look at some of our favorite videos, and we encourage you to visit incourage.com for more on how to play the right way!
In a survey conducted by the U.S. Olympic Committee at the request of Project Play, 7 out of 10 Olympians said they grew up as multisport athletes, and nearly all called it "valuable."