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Brad Stevens: Sports Can Teach Kids The World Is Bigger Than They Are

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Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens) -- PCA National Advisory Board Member and Head Coach for the Boston Celtics -- is known as a positive coach. Before joining the Celtics, he rose to prominence as the preternaturally calm and cool coach of the Butler University basketball team that he led to consecutive NCAA title game appearances.

Stevens believes one of the best life lessons children can learnfrom sports is that the “world is bigger than you.” Sports can be used as a powerful tool for making kids understand that the world does not revolve around them. Coaches can help temper egos as a step toward developing character in youth athletes. According to Stevens the best message for kids playing sports is the game is not about your own success but rather being a positive influence on your teammates and demonstrating sportsmanship win or lose.