Refuse to Lose


Tamar Fox and Oliver Cubillos

Youth sports are common ways for kids to have fun, but sometimes parents and coaches take the game too competitively. About 70% of kids drop out of youth sports by the age of thirteen, citing their number one reason as too much pressure from adults. The Positive Coaching Alliance, or PCA, teaches character development to coaches, parents, and leaders of youth organizations. They aim to educate them on how to provide constructive criticism but also allow the kids to have fun and enjoy the game. Current youth sports, like AYSO, are implementing these positive and encouraging ideas onto the field.