Podcast: Is a ‘win-at-all-costs’ mindset ruining youth sport?

Podcast: Is a ‘win-at-all-costs’ mindset ruining youth sport?

As the hockey season really kicks into gear for a new year, Richard Monette, Active for Life’s editor-in-chief, was a guest on OMHA’s Breakaway podcast talking about winning in the context of youth sport.

Richard believes that the parents and coaches who really feel that the goal is to win at all costs are in the minority, but they tend to be a very vocal.

“There’s winning in the short term and success in the long term and often, winning right now, all the time, doesn’t lead to success in the long term,” says Richard, in conversation with host Dan Pollard.

“There’s a lot to be learned through different aspects of competing. Winning in itself is not a bad thing, it’s how you act as you’re trying to win and how you react to your defeat and your challenges that makes the difference.”

Dan and Richard also talk about whether kids can win even while they may lose.

You can listen to the entire podcast below.

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