Let Kids Have the Freedom to Choose

WNBA player Tamera Young talks about the importance in stepping back to let kids have the freedom to choose their sport, instead of forcing it upon them.

Tamera Young is a WNBA player for the Chicago Sky. In this video, Young tells us that even though her family had a legacy of basketball, the sport was never forced on her. As Young says, “When you don’t have someone forcing you to do an activity, it makes it more fun and loving for you.” Wanting to play is an important indicator of kids’ continued involvement in sports, and allowing them to choose what they do instead of forcing it upon them will set kids up for a longer, happier, relationship with sports.

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