When a student-athlete runs into an obstacle or experiences a setback, how does she handle it? What is the approach?
It can be difficult for parents not to step in and attempt to fix everything when faced with a struggling family member. Parents love their children and would do anything to protect them.
However, obstacles and setbacks are a major occurrence in sports, and they are so important to the growth of an individual, both as an athlete and a person.
Different situations call for different approaches, but thought-leader, coach, and mentor Jackie Derr describes one approach for parents who are trying to empower their student-athletes to deal with these situations.
Former parent, Patricia Frazier, speaks about how injury in sport can affect the student athlete.