Meagan Frank is a talented writer and speaker providing positive and inspirational messages. An award-winning reporter, Meagan is genuinely invested in the relationships she has. She works hard to present information that is accessible and applicable to the lives she touches.
We need to make a decision people. Yes, all of us grown-up-making-decisions-paying-registration-for-youth-sports people…we need to decide about something I believe may be the most critical decision for the future of youth sports.
What do we want for our investment?
Do we want youth sports to work as an engine for education or do we want our hard-earned dollars, volunteer hours and time commitment to result in a fun, entertaining experience for families and kids?
At the very least we have to decide what is more important.
Professional and college athletics are expected to provide high levels of entertainment in this country. Should youth sports provide the same?
It’s not that education can’t be fun and it’s not impossible for kids to learn something from an entertaining experience, but the lack of decision about what youth sports is supposed to accomplish is creating an environment that doesn’t effectively do either.
So here is a completely unscientific description of the differences between the educational and the entertainment model of youth sports.
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Meagan's first published book is Choosing to Grow: Through Marriage.
An eight-year project of research and interviews saved her marriage. Through group interviews called 'tea parties', Meagan was able to collect data and stories from over 170 married women. The process grew her in more ways than she could have ever imagined.
She now presents and discusses the book and marriage with both large and small groups of women.
"...What works for us will most likely work for very few similar couples. That is why it took me so many stories and so many women to find the truths that could help me. If you are looking for what might help your marriage, you may find some helpful things in the pages that follow, but if it's not enough...keep looking. My investment in the process and my willingness to keep going has changed who I am. It has not made my marriage perfect, but it has helped me to be better in and with our imperfections."
-Choosing to Grow: Through Marriage