There are many benefits to young athletes being involved in competition including self-discipline, good sportsmanship, and time management skills.
Together we need to understand long term growth and development of a young martial artist and how it impacts overall performance. Physical development is reliant on consistent, regular training to evolve the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills.
We need to be realistic in terms of expectations; factoring in age and skill level. Children are sensitive to parents’ expectations. Please be sure your expectations are realistic but don’t underestimate the capabilities of children as they embrace the joys of training.
Competition allows a young athlete to experience success and to learn how to treat success and failure as two sides of the same coin, while becoming healthy and physically fit. As a parent, your major responsibility is to provide a stable, loving and supportive environment. This positive environment will encourage your child to continue. Please show your interest by ensuring your child’s regular attendance at training and by coming to testing, or special events when they are offered.
Children will emulate our attitudes. By coming to Kerry Roop’s Superkicks for America you are obviously striving toward positive health and well being so good sportsmanship at all times, toward coaches, officials, opponents and teammates goes without saying. We appreciate your participation and endeavor to uphold the standards you expect.