Parents Can't Make Kids Passionate About Sports, It Comes From The Kid
PCA-Chicago has partnered with the Chicago Fire Academy to provide Triple-Impact Competitor and Second-Goal Parent workshops to its student-athletes and parents as part of their ongoing, off-field training initiative. These elite athletes of the U12-U18 Academy teams worked with PCA trainer Joe Scally on May 2 on how they can best not only honor their teammates, the great game of soccer and themselves, but also how they can best serve their community as an exceptional athlete and person.
In this clip, Chicago Fire Youth Academy Player David Portugal shares that it is important the kids enjoy and are passionate about sports as opposed to parents forcing them to play. He says that if a player is not passionate about playing a sport it is not worth it to be unhappy.