Today, most children begin a sports journey around the age of 4 or 5. Some kids will play sports simply for the fun of it. However, for those with dreams to become high level athletes, it’s important to understand that not everyone will be able to navigate the path of success all of the way to the end. Long term success in sports requires having a Big Dream. What would be an amazing accomplishment that would justify years of intense training? Think BIG.
Without a Big Dream, it’s easy to get stuck at the local level and stop pursuing your athletic dreams. The path of sports success is not an obvious or direct one. Even with determination and hard work, you need some motivation too! Choosing an incredibly difficult goal to attain is the first requirement in elite sports training. It will be your ultimate motivator on the Path to Sports Success. It’s amazing how many athletes give up on their goals and dreams because they lose motivation. Choosing an incredibly difficult goal to attain is the first requirement in elite sports training. It will be your ultimate motivator on the Path to Sports Success.
Successful sports people know that for lasting success, you need to work hard at your training but also have a vision of where you want to be in the future. If an athlete has no idea what their goal is or can't see beyond just winning, there won't be much motivation for them. Aspiring to something bigger than the next game or event’s results will help keep pushing an athlete forward.
The path to success is the road you will travel along your Youth Sports Journey. It’s a very long road full of ups and downs, twists and turns and you may encounter people who want to stop your journey. However, there will be many people on the path of sports success that you will meet like coaches, mentors and friends who will help guide you. Achievements and fun that will help you to keep on the right path. This is the path to your Big Dream.
Everyone is capable of taking a long journey on the Path to Sports Success. But right now, it is important for you to know about what the Big Dream is for your child. That will be your first step.