Even for professional athletes, this was the number one reason they love playing sport. Just like the pros, it’s the fun, shared experiences, friendships and opportunities to develop our skills that our young athletes treasure the most too.
But let there be no doubt – our young athletes also love competing and doing their best to win. But unlike many of us adults – whether they win or not, the outcome itself simply doesn’t mean as much to them – hence they quickly move on regardless. And that’s often well before they get in the car to get grilled on the way home!
And remember too, they can only have fun playing with their mates if they’re playing a sport that they really want to play!