Single-Digit Soccer: Don’t quit! We’ll make it FUN!

It’s not the central point of Bob Cook’s latest post, but it’s a good point that I have planned to raise in the book: Look, some kids are going to quit, and it’s not the end of the world.

And he gets credit for a terrific analogy:

But the more I read of this discussion — and all the fun-determinants that are a part of it — perhaps some re-thinking is in order. First, that 30 percent of a large cadre of children is sticking with anything is probably a victory, giving my research into the Christmas Gifts that Sat Unused A Few Weeks Later.

via Adults Are Thinking Too Hard About How To Make Youth Sports Fun.

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Beau Dure

The guy who wrote a bunch of soccer books and now runs a Gen X-themed podcast while substitute teaching and continuing to write freelance stuff.

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