How to Support the Athlete in Your Family

 

Soccer

When my daughter, who will be a freshman this year, wanted to try out for the high school soccer team this summer, I was concerned. This is the year her grades really start counting toward college admission. And she has a tough schedule: all honors classes plus an orchestra extra-curricular (she plays the violin). In addition, she’ll be adjusting to the high school environment and will be getting a learner’s permit to drive this fall. The stress and pressure of athletic performance might prove to be too much. But then I read a recent article in the Los Angeles Times.

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