Navigating Youth Sports

This conversation between 3DI’s Wes Simmons and A Better Way Athletics’ Heath Eslinger delves into the challenges and complexities of youth sports, particularly concerning the delicate process of team selection and the heavy financial burdens placed on families. Eslinger emphasizes the importance of aligning coaches and parents in supporting young athletes through the highs and lows of their athletic journeys. He advocates for a more compassionate approach to cuts, stressing the need to humanize the experience and maintain hope for future opportunities. Additionally, he critiques the current trend of excessive spending on elite travel sports, highlighting the necessity for parents to discern the right opportunities for their children’s growth and development.


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