Remember that the number one reason why your child quit is that it stopped being fun!
As a parent, you can do several simple things to help keep it fun:
1. Root for the effort rather than just the result. If your child feels safe and encouraged just for trying he or she will want to try more.
2. Talk about improvements, not just areas of challenge. It is easy to focus on what your child is not doing right.We call it a lesson sandwich: One positive comment, One thing to improve, then One positive comment. It tastes better.
3. Watch practices as well as games. It helps them to understand that practice is important, and that you appreciate their practicing and skill development.