Momaha caught up with two-time Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street.
The former World Cup alpine ski racer and mother of four boys shared with us the benefits of kids playing sports and becoming young athletes.
Kids should always have fun on the field — and can learn responsibility playing on teams. Equally as important are their parents’ behavior at games, especially when cheering from the sidelines, Street said.
Street is an advocate of Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Responsible Sports program.
Responsible Sports, which is powered by Positive Coaching Alliance, supports volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help children succeed both on and off the field.
A recent survey, conducted by Liberty Mutual, found that there was a deep disconnect between parents and coaches when it came to involvement in their kids’ teams: 46 percent of coaches surveyed said they had problems with parents’ lack of involvement while at the same time 90 percent of parents claimed to be involved by attending practices or games.
The survey also reported that 36 percent of coaches said they experienced problems with parents who have unreasonable expectations of winning.
Momaha spoke to Street about the survey’s findings and her outlook for key players at the next Olympic Winter Games.
Click the video below to hear what she has to say.
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