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6 Stages of Youth Sports – From the Holderness Family

Do you want the honest truth about youth sports? During the pandemic, the Holderness Family became part of my family.  Well, actually they don’t even know who I am let alone what iSport360 is doing to improve youth sports.  But during the darkest days of the pandemic, their family started publishing weekly videos poking fun at everyday life and providing us with the belly laughs we so desperately needed.  

Like the hundreds of thousands of followers on their YouTube channel (Holderness Family Laughs), I just felt a connection to their challenges. They were cooped up in a home with a family they love dearly. But those people, and their daily routine, was driving them bonkers.  Ja feel?

Good news for the Holderness family is that nearly a million other people felt the same way I did.  So in just a few years, they seem to have made a business out of their fame. While continuing to poke fun at life and themselves.  I love that!

While their latest video, the Six Stages of Youth Sports, is good for a belly laugh.  It is God’s honest truth and the closest thing to reality that I have seen.  So if you think that you are not “that crazy sports parent” or you think you are immune to FOMO with your kids’ sports, just know that at one time or another, you have been the parent they are making fun of in this video.  Because we all have been. 

The only way to improve youth sports is for all of us sports parents to take our kid’s sports just a little less seriously and just let the kids play.  It took me a few years to get reformed, but you can do it too!

Wishing you all a great sports season.

Ian Goldberg

Ian Goldberg is the Founder and CEO of iSport360 and a frequent contributor to this newsletter.  As a volunteer coach and sports dad to his two daughters, he spends more time than most at the ball fields, and is on a mission to help sports parents take youth sports just a little less seriously.

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May 15, 2023

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