A Youth Sports Injury Prevention Company
We Specialize in Balance
Changing the Youth Sports Paradigm: Mind + Body = Balanced Excellence
Frozen Shorts is a youth sports consulting company dedicated to long-term athletic development, mental health, and the pure enjoyment of playing youth sports for fun. Its mission is to engage children through youth sports by having them play for fun with balanced excellence.
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As we burst out of the school onto the playground, choices happen and groups form almost instantly. You have the group who loves to swing on the swings and see whose feet can touch the sky first. Then there is another group who imagines they are the "good" guys and the other group who are the "bad" guys (they have to take turns on this one), and they run full speed ahead trying to catch each other. Then you have the group who are competing to see who can get across the overhead ladder the fastest. And then the group who just likes to hang out under the slide chatting.
Leaders of those groups form and it is interesting to see how that leadership takes shape. If leaders don't think about the group as a whole, they are quickly ignored, and possibly avoided, and the group quickly follows another who values the group's wishes. All of these decisions happen without an adult orchestrating the process. Students who might not get the opportunity to lead, because maybe physical prowess is not valued in the classroom, get the chance to shine. Their self esteem soars! - Kathleen Stanley
2/16/15: I saw kids playing pond hockey, no adults, no coaching, just playing. How can something that natural and so good not be a part of youth sports?