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P: Patience

Been playing two years? Four years? Six years?

Born in January? How about June? November?

There are many factors beyond our children's control that contribute to who is "good" in youth sports at 10U. And these same factors have little to do with who ultimately becomes a top performer in the years to come. It's extremely important for all adults involved in youth sports to have patience in the development of children. The focus at 10U needs to be fun, participation with friends and basic skill development that sets the table for future success.

Kids develop at different rates. It’s not until they've all gone through puberty and the playing field levels out that we can begin to see which have a passion for sport and might truly excel. At 10U, the journey is still merely getting started.