I recently came across a great article written by Wayne Goldsmith, titled ‘The Teenage Tumble: Why Teenagers are Leaving Sport’, there is something in this for all of us, from parents, coaches, officials and administrators.

One of the paragraphs that really resonated with me was:

There’s Five critical questions all of us need to ask ourselves – and each other – every day – in everything we do in sport:

  1. Is this safe?
  2. Is it fun?
  3. Are the kinds learning something?
  4. Are their friends here?
  5. Will they come back next time?

If you can answer a resounding and confident YES  to all of these questions, chances are, you’ll have more teenages playing sport than you can handle!

To read Wayne’s article http://newsportfuture.com/the-teenage-tumble/