All parents of youth athletes (K-12) have to make choices for the summer. What it usually comes down to is the choice of playing some form(s) of summer ball or a conglomerate of other activities. All these choices tend to conflict with each other logistically and financially. From our point of view we see parents caught in a cycle of trying to do it all while sanity and development are left behind. The purpose of this blog is to give you reasons for your choices that are better than being pressured by participation of other parents and athletes around you whom likely don't have a clue as to WHY they are doing it either.
So, as parents and athletes, how do we make these choices?